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I'm just a girl who loves reading more than life itself. A day without a book is a day gone wrong, in my opinion :) Looking forward to meeting new people, talking to them about books and spreading the bookish love!

Bitterblue  - Kristin Cashore, Ian Schoenherr To read more reviews and fun things go to my blog; Drugs Called Books!3.5 StarsSadly, I could not give this book the five stars I gave Graceling.Don't get me wrong, I loved this book very, very much, but whereas Graceling's ending left me satisfied (albeit still full of hope to read more about Po and Katsa's relationship), Bitterblue's ending left me with a sense of disappointment and that I had too many questions left unanswered:What happened with Bitterblue and Saf's relationship?Did Skye forgive Po? Did Po tell his entire family about his true Grace and how did it go?What is going to come up with Katsa and Po? Are they never going to have children? (It'd be such a shame for a cute couple as themselves to never have children... I admit I wished this book will include a part where, due to some carelessness, Katsa doesn't take that pregnancy control plant and gets pregnant, since it's hard to imagine her getting pregnant any other way...) What will be with Raffin and Bann? They were really cute...How will Monsea cope? Especially with the discovery of Dell?And so many others! This book basically ended at the start of something, which was frustrating. Also, so many sad, heartbreaking things happened in here, and we didn't have nearly as much cuteness and sheer adorableness (is that even a word?) to distract ourselves from all of it as we had with Katsa and Po. I sense that Saf and Bitterblue's love was also less grounded and founded throughout the story, as opposed to Katsa and Po's, and that I had a weird tendency to hope that in the future Bitterblue Marries Giddon, of all things, rather than Saf. Giddon has been such a sweetheart in this story, so nice and heart capturing... I wish him all the best in the world, honestly (If Bitterblue doesn't want him, I'm more than willing to adopt him). I want him to be happy, and I think he and Bitterblue might make a much better pair than Saf and her. I think she likes him a lot, and that the author might've thrown us a bone or two about the possibilities of that pair... The madness in this book was... overwhelming. You knew, as a reader, that something was wrong all along, and yet it still broke your heart to find it out so plainly. And Leck's records... my god, they were horrible. It was so scary that if you cut some of the sentences and put them by themselves, they seemed to ordinary and human, and then in context... it was darn right chillingAnyway, I love this author. Have no doubt I'm keeping an eye on her and her books, and I hope dearly for another Graceling Realm book that will answer a few of the maddening questions I have. A great, fantastic read, truly enthralling.