Wednesday, August 22, 2012

{Utah Book Month} Book Review: Enna Burning by Shannon Hale




Enna and Princess Isi became fast friends in The Goose Girl, but after Isi married Prince Geric, Enna returned to the forest. Enna's simple life changes forever when she learns to wield fire and burn anything at will. Enna is convinced that she can use her ability for good--to fight Tira, the kingdom threatening the Bayern borders--and goes on secret raids to set fire to the Tiran camps and villages. But as the power of the fire grows stronger, she is less able to control her need to burn. In her recklessness she is captured by the Tiran army and held captive by a handsome, manipulative young captain who drugs her to keep her under his influence. Can Isi and her old friends Finn and Razo rescue her without sacrificing themselves? And with the fire still consuming her, will Enna find a way to manage the gift that threatens to destroy her?

I love this book with a deep, burning passion (pun intended). In many ways it’s even better than the Goose Girl. I love that we get to see beyond the happily ever after ending, and find out what happens next!

Enna is a feisty, strong-willed heroine, which is why I love her so much, but I also love the fact that we get to see her weak side. But she stays strong throughout it all which I think makes her so admirable.

I love how this book focuses on Enna and Isi’s friendship. They would give anything for the other, even if their life was at stake. And I think that it’s beautiful. The way they interact and work together makes me smile.

And who could forget about old Finn and Razo? Finn’s such a sweetheart. He and Enna are complete opposites, which is why they go together so well. And then Razo is as funny as ever, always there for some comic relief!

This book is just so amazing on so many levels. It’s something you could read over and over again and never get tired of. It’s something you can never forget.

Writing: 25 Characters: 25 Romance: 25 Plot: 25


  1. Aha! Now perchance you see why this is my favorite book!

    1. I actually found your blog because of this book! I've read it a dozen times, and each time I fall in love with it some more!


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