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Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)Fire by Kristin Cashore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That was quite a journey. At first I thought Fire was very similar to Katsa from Graceling, but she was actually very different. A beautiful monster who could hear people’s thoughts and also, get inside their heads and change their thoughts. I found the first half of the book tense, not many people liked Fire and I kept on waiting for the attacks. The royal family was great – filled with a variety of characters and the brooding Brigan was instantly my favourite.
The description of The Dells, the colours of the country side, the flowers and trees, the buildings and the colourful monsters was fantastic, I so wanted to go there, and watching the characters develop their relationships was very satisfying. And then, a terrible thing happened. Without going into detail, watching Fire grieve was quite difficult. It was difficult watching her grieve but then even more difficult watching her feeling so sorry for herself.
I really like the ending and felt that it tied off a few loose ends…. Although there are still a few loose ends hanging out there….. Glad I have read Graceling, and now just have to read Bitterblue.

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