“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
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.
About the Author
Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Graceling, her first book, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Fire is her second book.
- Reading level: Ages 14 and up
- Hardcover: 576 pages
- Publisher: Dial (May 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0803734735
- ISBN-13: 978-0803734739
JUST SHOT ME NOW. ANOTHER 3 MONTHS UNTIL THIS ONE COMES OUT AND NOW I AM SEEING OTHER BLOGGERS SAY THEY ARE READING IT.
Sorry for all the yelling, but I am just DYING to get my hands on this one. One of the people in my book group had ARCs of these when they were first released and we adored them. It seems the book was delayed for years.
Fire was just plain AWESOME!!! Awesome pick!=D
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Maji Bookshelf says
Everyone is going crazy about Bitterblue!! and i just recently found out about this series, though tooooo many books on my TBR list :(( Should really get to it soon though!
Our WOW: http://majibookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-12-flirting-in.html
I loved Fire and Graceling. I’m sure Bitterblue is going to be phenomenal. I can’t wait to read it.
Amanda @Stuck In YA Books says
Cant wait to start this series!!!
Blook Girl says
I think I may be the last person in the Blogosphere to read Graceling and Fire. I’d better get on the ball, because I want to join in the Bitterblue craze, too! 🙂
My WoW this week is here: BlookGirl’s Waiting on Wednesday.
Camille Hakansson (teen) says
I really enjoyed Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore and I am excited to see what Bitterblue has in store!
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Book Filled Blog says
I am so excited to read Bitterblue. It’s a shame it is so far awayyy! 🙁