I'm going to give you the line from the books I've read that make my mind crave the rest like coke.
It did not surprise Fire that the man in the forest shot her. what surprised her was that he shot her by accident
Page 17, large paperback
Fire by Kristin Cashore
(Seven Kingdom Trilogy #2)
[aka, Graceling Realm]
First Published in 2009 by Dial Books
Fire’s exceptional beauty gives her influence and power. People who are susceptible to it will do anything for her attention, and for her affection. If she wished, they would abuse their power, crush nations and even destroy their own kingdom to please her.
But beauty is only skin deep, and beneath it Fire has a human appreciation of right and wrong. Aware of her ability to influence others, and afraid of it, she lives in a corner of the world away from people – not only to protect them but also to protect herself from their attention, their distrust, and even their hatred.
Yet Fire is not the only danger to the Dells. If she wants to protect her home, if she wants a chance to undo the wrongs of the past, she must face her fears, her abilities, and a royal court full of powerful people with reason to distrust her.
Beauty is a weapon – and fire is going to use it.
With a cast of astonishing characters, a dangerous world and a captivating, elegantly written story, Fire is a powerful tale of intrigue, death-defying adventure, monsters and unexpected love.
Graceling & Bitterblue