Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Eight years have passed since the young Princess Bitterblue, and her country, were saved from the vicious King Leck. Now Bitterblue is the queen of Monsea, and her land is at peace.

But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisers, who have run the country on her behalf since Leck's death, believe in a forward-thinking plan: to pardon all of those who committed terrible acts during Leck's reign; and to forget every dark event that ever happened. Monsea's past has become shrouded in mystery, and it's only when Bitterblue begins sneaking out of her castle - curious, disguised and alone - to walk the streets of her own city, that she begins to realise the truth. Her kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year long spell of a madman, and now their only chance to move forward is to revisit the past.

Whatever that past holds.

Two thieves, who have sworn only to 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, who possesses an unidentified Grace, may also hold a key to her heart 

I really enjoyed this book, but I think that Graceling is still my favorite. I still have to read Fire though, so maybe that will change. 

This book did take me a long time to read (I think I renewed it from the library 3 times, which is unheard of for me!). It took me so long, not because of the quality of this book, but because of other things going on and me just being too busy to read. 

The story was really good and I LOVED the characters, I think Teddy and Saf are my favorite characters, although they are both completely different. I also loved Death, but he kind of grew on me haha. 

I'm so glad I found Graceling last year and was introduced to this world, because I love it! I honestly think that these are books with the most well constructed world building that I've ever read! 

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