Sequel to Gracling
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I was fascinated by Cashore's strong characters in Graceling, so I was hoping I would find that kind of strength and smartness in Bitterblue. I am slightly disappointed. Bitterblue had moments where I was beginning to care about her and rooting for her, but mostly I was spending my energy hoping she would get a clue. Gracling had so much action and passion, that Bitterblue seems dull in comparison. You get glimpses of Katsa and Po's continued story- but you are watching from afar, so it loses it's impact- like watching a silent movie. I gave the story 3 stars, because it is not all bad. The plot is very developed and will keep you guessing. There is a brief escapade that provides action and a touch of passion. Not horrible, just not Gracling.