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
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
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
In Crown of Embers, we left Elisa and Hector in a dreadful situation, apart and with far too many obstacles between them,...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
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
I have loved this entire series and I loved this one too. Perfect end to the trilogy. It stayed true to everything that came bef...more
Now, I have finally read the b...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
Man, what an explosive ending to one of my favorite series! The Bitter Kingdom is the final book in the Fire and Thorns Trilogy. Elisa has really come full circle in this book. She is a confident and strong leader who has fully developed her pretty awesome powers. In The Bitter Kingdom, Elisa is on the hunt for the captain of her guard (and the person she is in love with), Hector.
The first two books in this series had a ton of action, and...more
It's difficult to say goodbye to characters and worlds you've grown to love. Finishing Rae Carson's Girl of Fire and Thorns series was definitely one of the most painful goodbyes I've had to date in my reading life. It's rare that I find a book (or series) that so captures my imagination and makes me desperate to find a way to truly visit that world, and not just in my imagination.
Elisa is a character that you want to know if real life. She's a fiercely loyal friend, caring and lovi...more
A copy was provided through Edelweiss and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review
We have come to the end of the line with this trilogy. Can't really say I'm too sad, not because of it was bad, as my reviews will reflect I have really enjoyed these books, but I'm not sad because the end was satisfying enough that I can accept it and let the characters and their world go.
Book endings are always stressful to must of us I think. We are both excited to see how it ends and dreading it...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
But I won't, 'cause that would take too long, and no one likes Crowley after he's pulled out that parchment.
But the thing is...
...and now I'm sad it's over!
So now I'm just gonna take Hector and do this:
Some have said that this last book of the trilogy isn't their favorite, but I really enjoyed it. I like the last book in trilogies because there's usually no spe...more
Intense, interesting, thrilling and romantic. Truly and utterly Magnificent.
This ebook was provided to me by the publishers via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest...more
Whenever I write these reviews, I don't want to spoil anything especially if I am reviewing the last book in the series. In a nutshell, Elisa is born with a godstone which...more
Elisa and her buddies are off to save Hector. Hector has the best lines... I've even saved them on my Kindle. He makes my heart flutter. (Gag, I know.) I'm not as happy with this book. I'm not sure how to explain it but it felt like The Fellowship of the Rings - LONG - for little gain....more