29. July 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Leslie, Teen Books

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, 563 pages, read by Leslie, on 07/27/2013

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)

Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities.

The 3rd in The Graceling Realm series, I liked the medieval sense of the book without it being our medieval past. The touch of fantasy makes it more appealing to me.  Bitterblue comes to understand the horror of her father’s reign, while trying to make sense of why some of the horror is still occurring.  The two worlds of this book, Dell and the Seven Kingdoms, finally meet.  I can’t wait to see what follows.

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