Author: Kristin Cashore
Release Date: May 1
Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle—disguised and alone—to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart
Why I want it:
I loved Graceling and Fire, so I have been dying to read Bitterblue. I read Graceling and Fire when they were first released and have been waiting for what feels like forever to find out what happens to Bitterblue. Plus I can’t wait to see how Katsa and Po are doing and see if any characters from Fire show up. May 1 can’t come soon enough!
What are you waiting on?