Review: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Review: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue is now eighteen and queen.  Unfortunately she is left a great mess to clean up by her dead father, crazy King Leck. To make matters worse, she is kept busy in her office from morning to night will all the new orders she must go over and sign. Can she pull her kingdom back together before her own people start to revolt like the kingdoms around her?

I like the style of Cashore’s writing. I find it easy to read even when thing diverge into information that is not completely relevant to the plot. It is still fun to read all the side details.  The plot sometimes was a little dull with it revolving around political intrigue, but the writing was great.

 While the style was great, I found myself missing the characters which were more exciting in the previous novels of the series: Katsu and Fire were both strong unforgettable characters. After reading the book, I realized that I could not recall what Bitterblue even looked like. (I read Graceling at least 6-8 months ago). I like strong characters and while Bitterblue was searching for strength, I felt she seemed very immature- even though she was supposed to be eighteen- and lacked the strength of the previous protagonists.

Like the previous two, I would recommend this book to other.


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