I spent around three hours before going to sleep reading Bitterblue only to realize that, 50% into the book and I'm not even quite sure I care about what's actually happening to the characters. The only thing keeping me reading it would be the strange "puzzles" that Queen Bitterblue herself keeps bringing up over and over again. And as much as I hate to admit it, I'm curious enough to read the rest of the book just to figure out what the deal is with all the strange people in the Monsean kingdom.
Also, I don't recall Katsa and Po being quite so annoying from Graceling, but no doubt, I'm not very fond of either of them right now. In fact, there isn't one character in this book I actually care for, really. They all feel so detached in a strange way.
Nonetheless, I'm going to start a new book so I can take a break from Bitterblue.
As for Darkfall... I had started reading Bitterblue so that I could take a break from The Healing Wars series. And unfortunately, it seemed kind of counter-productive for me to go back to Darkfall in order to take a break from the book I had chosen to distract myself from Darkfall in the first place.
A good romantic suspense novel always hits the right spot. And after finishing up my planning for my next big Reading Challenge project, I simply decided to chose a book from that list. Also because I bought the entire series from a used book store since the books aren't available at my local library in any format at all.
It's probably about time I got started on making a dent in my TBR Bookshelf... a very small dent, but the beginnings of a dent, nonetheless.