SPOILERS FOR BITTERBLUE.
When she’s thinking about Raffin and Bann… I just want to cackle. Because not only is the relationship (the tiny bits of it we see, ‘cause they’re only minor characters) adorable…
But also because Bitterblue wants to know more about them. There’s a good paragraph about stuff she wants to ask them that she knows is really nosy and I’m just like “She ships them. An eighteen year old queen in a fantasy universe has an OTP.”
(I love that in this book, the third in this universe, there are a lot more same-sex relationships and it’s not treated as if it’s incredibly strange. I guess Monsea is more open-minded on the idea? :P)
[I also remember Kristin Cashore talking about how after Graceling, a lot of her fans wanted to know if Raffin and Bann were together, since it was sort of (like a tiny bit) implied in the book. So her fans were curious, too.]
I have yet to finish the book, so don’t spoil it just yet!
(Oh, but Katsa and Po’s relationship trouble bothers meee. I hope everything winds up okay in the end… //sigh)