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Enna Burning For use in schools and libraries only Enna hopes her new knowledge of how to wield fire will help protect her good friend Isi The Princess Anidori and all of Bayern against their enemies Her need to burn is uncontrollable and puts Enna and her loved ones in grave danger

10 thoughts on “Enna Burning

  1. says:

    This was soooo good Much darker than The Goose Girl but it worked really well I love the character of Enna and seeing her struggle and be faced with so many obstacles I was rooting for her the whole time I loved The Goose Girl but I loved this one even

  2. says:

    In this somewhat downbeat magical fantasy a seuel to the marvelous The Goose Girl Enna best friend of Isi from the first book comes into possession of an old manuscript that teaches her the art of fire speaking magically starting and controlling fire At first it seems like a wonderful gift but a couple of fairly major problems with this power soon become apparent to Enna For one thing it's a devastatingly effective weapon in war and there are those who are anxious to control Enna and through her set fire to their enemiesI'm such a huge fan of The Goose Girl but this? is a very grim tale and a little too one note for my taste Apparently fire speaking is a really dangerous gift to pursue Who could have guessed?Three stars because there are still some lovely scenes and thought provoking writing The ending is heartwarming and a breath of fresh air I also really enjoyed the next book in the series River Secrets so don't give up on the series if you liked Goose Girl but not so much Enna Burning

  3. says:

    I couldn't decide whether to give this book 4 or 5 stars I debated for way longer than I have time to debate about truly unimportant things like this I struggled a bit through the first part of the book because I was reading the really exciting part of another book concurrently Why did I start a book before I finished my first one? I don't know okay? I just wanted to I was really frustrated with the heroine from the first Book of Bayern IsiAni because she accomplished this incredible feat only to be defeated by the task in the second book or so it seemed Also I didn't really like some of the choices Enna makes in the beginning of the bookHowever the second part of the book from about where she gets captured on was INCREDIBLE I loved it Everything that frustrated or confused me about the previous chapters was expounded upon and became clear In fact I was totally fascinated how the author deceived me about what was going to happen than once I seriously considered reading this book again to see how much I could get out of it And I would have if I didn't have River Secrets sitting on my desk waiting to be read nextLet me just pay tribute to Shannon Hale once again She is totally original Her stories are fresh and unpredictable Her characters are well drawn with flaws and their own sets of idiosyncrasies The worlds she creates are fascinating to read about I am constantly amazed at the research she has to do in order to create lands like Bayern The politics alone would take me years to think about and perfect Shannon Hale is my hero

  4. says:

    Shannon Hale has yet to disappoint me Her writing is a little slow at first even she concedes that she sucks at making a novel grab the reader from the get go but there's something extremely satisfying about her writing style even when it is being slow as all get out She manages to make this story interesting even when it is being entirely predictable which only happened a few times and even then she convincingly created enough doubt that the predictable thing was about to happen that it was still intriguing to readThis type of novel probably isn't for everyone a fact which I concede reluctantly because I really enjoy her books and she's kind of my hero for being a severely well educated and talented writer Not only is it kind of slow its plot is pretty much cheesy fairy tale stuff all the way through and even though it's written in a wholly convincing and refreshing style and there are sobering twists that are remniscent of real good ol' fashioned fairy tales than the stupid disney stuff people who don't like the idea of this kind of story to begin with probably won't make it very far and will probably scoff at the cutecheesy little moments that make nerds like me smileWow I use a lot of parentheses Anyway Shannon Hale is a great writer and you should probably give her a chance but if you don't like fairy tales in which case what's wrong with you? it will probably be hard for you to get over the hurdle that is the first twenty pages or so I had difficulty staying interested for this long and I had read the previous book and uite liked Enna's character so if you haven't read The Goose Girl I really wouldn't suggest reading this to start outRead The Goose Girl first so you have an idea of her style and her ability to reshape a preexisting fairy tale and then if you enjoy it and wish the story could continue you'll happily trudge through the beginning of Enna BurningPS I really like that Shannon Hale doesn't forget that her characters are people and therefore need to eat and drink and go to the bathroom and bathe and stuff

  5. says:

    Ok the cute little baby prince helped this book scrape by with 3 stars For the most part I really did not enjoy this book If you deleted the words fire burn and heat you'd lose 23 of the book I thought the plot was unimaginative and very forced Kind of like when you used to add adjectives in your English papers at school to try and get the reuired number of pages Plus any book that spent a good part of the time BURNING PEOPLE ALIVE or talking about someone wanting to burn people alive was really creepy to me Right out of a horror novel This would be a torturous way to die and no amount of writing about Enna's regrets at doing so softened what happened I can't imagine this in movie form shudder As a story about Enna it only rated 2 stars With the small sideline parts about Isi Geric Razo and Finn it barely managed to make it to 3 stars

  6. says:

    Dark disturbing and very thought provoking You never know what kind of book Shannon will write next which is one of the coolest things about her The Full Cast Audio version does it justice too with good acting and good music composed for the book

  7. says:

    I absolutely adore this series and not in the obsession kind of way but in the way that it makes me dream dreamy thingsI have reread this series at least six times now and I won’t stop It’s one of those series that has a special place in my dark heart that brings a little light and perspective to my worldHale has made a beautiful world where the elements and animals have languages that people can grow to understand if they try hard enough Imagine being able to see pictures and hear words on the wind of things around you It could save your life Or feeling the heat of the living things around you always being aware of your surroundings But every gift has its conseuences “ They laughed much harder than the memory was funny because it felt good to laugh”Just like Isi Enna wasn’t born with the language of fire on her tongue Literally the title of the book is Enna Burning It’s not a spoiler She learned it even though she saw the way knowing how to speak with fire can end for someone She did it for her countryTira wants to overcome Bayern for their lands that they believe are rightfully theirs But after a superstitious act makes Enna believe they will lose the war unless she burns she may end up just like the people in the past who could speak to fire What I love about this book is that even though fire seems like the must destructive language you can learn it isn’t Once again the most dangerous language is shown and the beauty of fire and air is revealed Enna is a phenomenal protagonist She isn’t the fearful Isi from the last book though I love Isi and everything she overcame in the last book That girl does not give up but she has spunk And don’t even get me started on Finn and Razzo I want to be everyone’s best friend and go on all these adventures with themI love this whole world that Shannon Hale has dreamed up It isn’t dark but it isn’t light and fluffy It kind of reads like a fairytale itself It’s very much a middle grade read but still enjoyable when you are older if you like to dream pretty things and wish that you could hear and understand the languages of the elements and animals around you I feel like I'm in middle school again I love this series so much 3

  8. says:

    This book was much less complex than the Goose Girl Hale's earlier novel in the series It had one recurring theme that ran tediously throughout I felt the whole piece was rushed that the language not nearly as creative as I know Hale is capable of; there was the constant description of how Enna felt when the fire overwhelmed her; and I can't say there were many twists of plot Just one wildfire raging through Enna and her forest til it hit the shore

  9. says:

    I was very excited to read by Shannon Hale because I LOVEd Goose Girl I was pretty disappointed in Enna Burning Maybe I couldn't relate to Enna as well but I didnt' sympathize with her and was annoyed by all the talk for 34 of the book about the fire and the consuming desire of it etc etc I just wanted to get on with a good love story and not hear about how she was trying to deal with this weird overpowering urge to burn things I also didn't like how Isi became an almost weak needy character Finn was adorable and too good to be true but there wasnt' much romance between them If it wasn't meant to be a love story then it was also very disappointing as an adventure story as really not much happens til you're 34 of the way through and then even that adventure is very short lived and not very exciting i thought the remedy was kind of a lame scape goat that just amazingly solves both Isi's and Enna's problems in one fell swoop Seemed a little too easy and cheesy to me

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this book but definitely didn't like it as much as The Goose Girl I found it a bit repetitive and kind of slow even though there was a lot of action Still plan on finishing the series though

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