What I liked about this book
-I liked how face paced it was, there was no slow moments at all for me. I believe that’s what made this an exceptional book for me, It’s rarely I’m up ‘til 2am reading a novel 3 days in a row.
-I enjoyed the plot development: that the book went to places I didn’t except
-I enjoyed the characters, they were all basically witty, funny and clever.
-I enjoyed the romance; the subtle way in which Katsa realized she was in love (Is this considered a spoiler?)
-I loved Katsa for the most part, how fiercely independent and caring that she is. I loved her loyalty.
-I loved how many different ‘graces’ there was and how no one seemed to be exactly the same way as the others.
-I love, love, loved the premise of King Luek—Just thought he was really cool…ya..
-Prince Po… His grace was as well pretty neat and much different than Katsa’s in a surprising way (To me)
-Thought Kristin Cashore did a fantastic job with the world and how the characters and kingdoms interacted with each other. Great first novel
What I didn’t like about this book
-That is had to end…
-That there are 7 kingdoms? There’s always seven kingdoms or rings or something…
-How independent Katsa was (I know how can I both like and not like it) though I liked that about her, it was a little cliché however she still made for an enjoyable character that you couldn’t help but love.
Would I Recommend this book?
YES! Of course I’d recommend this book! I thought it was a fantastic read. Hands down if you like adventure, magic and a splash of romance this is a book for you. I did give it 4 out of 5 stars didn’t I?
I’ll probably even read it again at some point… craziness.
P.s I’d recommend Tamora Peirce if you like this book… I read her a lot when I was younger and the main characters have a lot of the same strengths with a splash of different kinds of weaknesses.
Prince Po- He`s just such a sweetie
Prince Raffin- He’s just so funny…comic relief in times when it’s needed
Princess Bitterblue- She’s so cute, and her character actually developed quit a bit in a short amount of time.
Thoughts on story as a whole
Thought it was a fantastic debut book, Kristin Cashore has fantastic writing skills. Story was fast paced, consistent, such an enjoyable read for sure one of my favorite books I’ve read in 2012. Characters were great, story line was great, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I find most books do not live up to their expected hype but this surpassed my expectations. Will recommend to my friends and probably convince my husband to read it I love it so much.
Will I read the Sequels?
I am not actually sure if I will read the sequels…at least not right away as each book is a standalone for the most part. I will for sure check out `Bitterblue` as the main characters are mentioned in that book I believe however the novel ‘Fire’ seems to take a completely different turn for the other two books. Basically, I will read them… just not right away (besides I have a billion other books to read