Review: The Blue Sword

Posted: 11/07/2015 in book reviews, books
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The Blue Sword
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Content warnings: War, kidnapping

This was good. It wasn’t as good as the first book, but it was still good.

It took some getting into. Like, I really didn’t start getting into it until about 100 pages in. I don’t know what it was about those first 100 pages but something about them kind of bored me.

The war felt a little anti-climactic. Like there’s all this build up. First in training Harry to be a warrior then making her a kings rider, then them riding off to war and her breaking off to do her thing. And then it’s basically over after an avalanche. It felt very anti-climactic. Especially with the fact that once they got to Corlath’s side there was really nothing to do except declare love for each other and heal people with the Kelar.

I DON’T like that Corlath never really explained to her what exactly the Kelar was. And that no one else really fully explained it. Or helped teach her how to deal with it. I mean they say this is what it’s been known or said to do in the past and yeah it can make guns misfire and stuff. But there’s no teaching to her of how to really control it. Just that when she asks the way to make fire with it she’s told if he taught her it’d give her a headache at that point.

I’m really kind of….not happy about that. The whole love interest thing, to be honest, I was expecting it. It didn’t feel like it should happen but somewhere in the back of my mind I KNEW it was going to happen. Not necessarily a bad thing mind you. Just….it kind of felt a little shoehorned in. Or just too convenient for my tastes.

All in all it had a good ending and more or less a good story line.

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