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My favourite part of books is discussing them with other fans. Because I want my reviews to remain spoiler-free as they’re more likely to be read by those who haven’t read the book yet, I’m also planning to post “book discussions,” for many of the books I review. Obviously, these book discussions will contain spoilers and much flailing. Maybe some intellectual-like discussion…but mostly flailing.
Oh. My. God. You. Guys.
How much did you love this book? Because I really loved this book! I have no idea what Fire or Bitterblue are about, but I’m really hoping that Katsa and Po make appearances because I need to see more of these characters. I legitimately want to be best friends with both of them.
And can we talk a little bit about how awesome Po is? I realize that he’s able to read Katsa’s mind when she’s thinking about him, but I feel like his understanding of her goes beyond that and that he genuinely loves and respects her. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the male love interest actually RESPECTS the female counterpart. I’m not talking about that like worship thing that you’ll find in John Green novels; I’m talking about straight up respect. I can’t get past this point because it’s just so rare. God, I love this book so much.
Oh my goodness and remember when we thought Po was dead? And then when they had to leave him behind? Like the internal conflict for Katsa was killing me! I wanted her to stay with him, but I’m SO GLAD that she realized that protecting Bitterblue was more important and didn’t let romance/love/whatever cloud her vision. And no, that wasn’t a blind joke. Speaking of which, I so did not see that coming! I thought that maybe Po had lost his memory or something and that’s why he was so distant, but I never guessed blindness.
If there’s one thing that I almost wish could have been changed in this book, it would be somehow getting to see Po’s struggle during that time. I realize that wouldn’t have worked in this book, but maybe Cashore will come out with a short story or novelette or something that would let us see that time for Po.
Okay, okay, I’m done rambling I swear. I’m really interested to hear all of your opinions on this book! I especially want to hear what you guys think about the feminist aspects, which I didn’t really discuss much here, but you know what I’m talking about: gender roles, marriage, etc.
Please no spoilers for Fire or Bitterblue! ❤