The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #3)
Elisa is a fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves in order to lure her to the gate of darkness. As she and...more
Having so. much. fun. writing this one.
The Bitter Kingdom is damn near perfect. Hell, it probably is perfect but since I'm too blinded by the perfection that is Hector, I'm unable to call anything else perfect in comparison to him. *swoons*
Top 5 Reasons To Read The Bitter Kingdom. (In case you needed any convincing...which you HOPEFULLY don't because if yo...more
Very rarely do books like these end in a way that I thought was just darn perfect. Usually there is something in the...more
Hector has quickly become one of my favorite YA book boys. I'm not even sure what's so swoony about him, besides the fact that he's marvelous. If you've read the books, you know. You just know. Once he shaved that moustache, it was one big swoonfest every time he stepped into the scene.
I also really loved the new setting in this book! Girl of Fire and Thorns had a desert feel to it, and Crown of Embers had more of a tropical thing going on. But Bitter Kingdom is definitely set in a col...more
In Crown of Embers, we left Elisa and Hector in a dreadful situation, apart and with far too many obstacles between them,...more
This book can not come out any sooner can it? I NEED IT LIKE A DROWINGNG MAN NEEDS AIR! (You all know where I got that from.) I've got to wait till August?!?!?!
“I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away or ignore it or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.”
This is a very “quick” and horrible a review because I have procrastinated and I never want to right a review after I’ve read another book (sa...more
I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we're imagining it. Because it's the most painful kind of hope there is. It can be ripped away so easily. By indifference. By death.
Well that was certainly exhausting.
Two things that this book is not but should be: a videogame (in the Final Fantasy tradition) and the finale of a six or seven book series.
Unlike in Crown of Embers where I found the climax a bit of a head-scratcher and the build up to i...more
When we last left Elisa & Co. in The Crown of Embers, the situation was admittedly a little dire. And by a little, I really mean, “the fiery pit is right this way, and please, take a complimentary hand basket as you plunge straight into it.” More specifically, at the end of the last book, Elisa found herself at risk of losing her country to...more
And then comes along The Bitter Kingdom, to further shake things up and break my heart a little more. I shall try to keep...more
-Mostly enjoyed it, the action, characters and romance kept me hooked. However, I was disappointed that the majority of The Bitter Kingdom was basically a long journey - I hate it when a story mainly consists of a journey, I don't find it imaginative or particularly entertaining.
-One of the best aspects of the series was the character growth of the heroine, Elisa. She started off fat and useless and transformed into a confident leader. It was refreshing to read a YA heroine w...more
Carson continues creating amazing settings--keeping the world consistent, but fresh in each book. She also introduces new characters, while continuing to develop characters from previous books. Carson's supporting characters are so rich that it adds to the strength of the entire book, making the world a...more
The Bitter Kingdom is the perfect ending to the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Rae Carson has hit this one out of the park with the addition of a few new characters and the resurrection of other favorites from the first two books in the series. In addition there are scenes from Hector’s POV with added so much depth and understanding to his character that I loved him even more, if that was possible.
The Bitter Kingdom starts almost immediately after...more
The freaking inconsistencies. Who the fuck edited this?
The annoying and pretentious tone.
The cardboard characters.
The dependence on magic.
The way everything...more
I don’t remember the last time I read such a satisfying end to a trilogy. The Bitter Kingdom was full of action, intrigue and surprising developments. It’s definitely the best book in the trilogy and not just because we have Hector’s POV. :)
The Bitter Kingdom starts where Crown of Embers left off, with Elisa and her crew undertaking a very dangerous journey to rescue one of her own. I had thought that most of the book was going to deal with that but in truth, that was only one part...more
I loved that all the characters had flaws, but they were still heroes because they refus...more
I was not expecting was to fall in love like I did. And oh, I did. Like most high fantasy, it took a while to grow on me. Looking back, however, the slow build-up was what made the rest of the story so powerful. Rae Carson took her time with this series, took her time with the character development and the discovery of the world, and I can only admire her for this. With political intrigue, world building with an original religious aspect, impeccable character development, and ever...more