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Ohioana Young Adult Book Award: 2012
Rae Carson
Resident of Columbus OH
For The Girl of Fire and Thorns

The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carsonís debut novel, sets the stage for the forthcoming books in her trilogy. Readers meet Elisa, the younger of two princesses, who as yet has not done anything remarkable in her life. Elisa learns she is the chosen one; the one person in the century to achieve greatness. Publishers Weekly's starred review of The Girl of Fire and Thorns raved, "A smart, complex fantasy with stellar characters . . . Carson's mature writing style, thoughtful storytelling, appealing characters and surprising twists add up to a page-turner with broad appeal." This book was on the 2011 ALAís Top Ten Fiction for Young Adults list.

Rae Carson grew up in California and earned a B.A. in Social Science from Biola University in La Mirada, CA. In 2004, Rae joined the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror where she found her calling, met her future best friends, and her future husband. After going on three real-life dates, Rae moved to Columbus, Ohio to marry C.C. Finlay.

Rae Carson website


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