Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Bitterblue

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by 
Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:


Kristin Cashore

Expected Publication Date: May 1st 2012

The long-awaited companion to New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire 
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.

Graceling is a book that happens to have the honor of being one of the books to drag me back into reading as much as I did when I was younger. It is a book I reread over and over and over, and then when I read Fire I ended up doing the same thing. Graceling is already worn down, and if I had Fire in non-ebook format I'm sure it would be the same, so my excitement for Bitterblue is not all that surprising. I already have it put on hold at the library in fact.

What I like is that these books, though taking place in the same world and having somewhat similar characters aren't so direct in sequels I'm betting you can read Bitterblue without reading Graceling and you certainly can without reading Fire. But I highly recommend both of them anyway just because they're so good.


Fara said...

Kristin Cashore is so AWESOME! Fire was just fantastic. Great pick!

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Petra Poet said...

Everybody has great things to say about this series. It's time I take a closer look at it.

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Vanya D. said...

I haven't started this series yet. I hear mixed reviews of them, but I feel like I might like it.

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MorganvilleVampiresFan#1 said...

Awww..sounds like a pretty good book! May have to look into it and add it to my wishlist :)
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Ellen Faith said...

Bitterblue is such a good choice! I absolutely loved Fire! Looking forward to seeing the characters from Graceling, too.

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_annabelleh_ said...

I've read this and it is fantastic, the best book in the series! You can find my review on my blog!

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Patricia said...

Is it possible to wait on Bitterblue without even having read the first two novels? I have them here but I won't read them until Bitterblue hits the shelves. XD

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one looks very tempting...thanks for sharing!


Dani said...

I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!

Thanks for sharing,
Dani (new GFC follower)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a good choice.

Sam said...

Hmm sees as though this layout does not like me enough to let me reply to a comment specifically. That is sad.

Anyway! Everyone so far thanks so much for stopping by :D

@Patricia: Read! Read! Read! I promise there's no grave cliffhanger on Graceling, it's pretty standalone as a book. How do you do it? The books would be staring at me *laughs* saying READ ME SAM READ ME D<!

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Still need to start in this serie. I hear a lot of great things about it, so thanks for the reminder.

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StoryLoverX said...

I really want to read the series. It's been on my wishlist since forever.
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