Saturday, February 25, 2012

Review for Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Description : 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.

Review : WOW. WOW. I loved Graceling, enjoyed Fire but Bitterblue stole my heart! 

Bitterblue is an awesome character who doesn't feel whole. She feels like something is missing in her life and she cannot for the life of her figure it out. She is doing little things around the kingdom and she wants more responsibility, but her men aren't giving it to her. Bitterblue starts sneaking out into the city to see what is out there, what are the people doing. She finds more than she bargained for! She finds story tellers who are telling stories of Katsa, stories of her father and of other things that did and didn't happen. She knows what he was really like and she knows Katsa. In these bars with the story tellers she meets two young men Saf(who I am in love with) and Teddy who is just plain adorable. As she is thrust into their world, they have NO idea who she is and she starts finding out what is really going on in her city!

She is not happy but doesn't know how to broach the subject to her advisors, people she has trusted but are keeping many important things from her. As she keeps sneaking out she finds out more and more. Of course Po and Katsa are there and I truly love them! Their story gets intertwined and kind of confusing but Bitterblue is doing her most to help the people who have been wronly accused, in which her true identity comes out on accident and without her being the one to have a choice on when to tell Saf and teddy!!!!

As Bitterblue falls for Saf, he is thinking about his next journey out of town. Many things come to light that you ask yourself throughout this book, and some questions don't get answered!!! I was fruistrated in the end and crying because of how it ended. But this book has you on a roller coaster of emotions and sometimes giving you whiplash on how it comes and goes! This is a must read and great ending to an AMAZING series


  1. Sounds like a great read, I'll add this to my quickly growing tbr pile!

  2. my favorite Dr.Seuss quote is "Be who you are & say what you feel because those who mind don't matter & those those that matter don't mind!" -Dr. Seuss

  3. My favorite quote is: “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” by Dr. Seuss ;) soo true!