Monday, June 4, 2012

book review: Bitterblue

Bitterblue is third in Cashore's fantasy book series following Graceling and Fire.  This book, like the other two, is centered around a completely new cast and main character.  It follows Bitterblue, the daughter of book one's villain, and her struggles with queenship.  Although it's not a mystery or suspense novel it is filled with mysteries and puzzles.  She seeks out what her father, Leck, did while he ruled and why.  I felt the book focused too much the negative things her father did rather than what he was trying to discover with his "scientific experiences".  Because of the mysteries in this book I wanted to keep reading to find out what was going on because nothing made sense but felt disappointed and a little unsatisfied by the end.  I was also hoping this book will connect the first two together but nothing was addressed until the end of the book and it felt rushed.  Even with my disappointments this novel was creative and well written, if a little worldly.  Not sure I can recommend it to you, Geneva, but you can borrow it if you're interested!

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