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The Bitter Kingdom: The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Book 3

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Powerful Elisa brings trilogy to exciting conclusion.

Book Rae Carson Fantasy 2013
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The summary above gets readers only to Part 2 of 4: We have the journey (too long), the rescue (quick and bloody), and the walk right into enemy hands (nail-biting and thrilling). Then we have another journey; it's twice as long as the first, or maybe it just feels that way. Readers will be antsy to get out of those caves, brush the scorpions off, and get back to Elisa's mysterious Godstone, her crazy-strong magical powers, and all the war games back home. Seeing her in control, wielding fire and political superiority, brings the trilogy and THE BITTER KINGDOM to an exciting and satisfying conclusion.

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