Bitterblue

By CASHORE, Kristin

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ISBN
978-0-8037-3473-9
Publisher
Dial


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 8 Up—When the evil King Leck was killed, his 10-year-old daughter, Bitterblue, suddenly became Queen of Monsea. King Leck had the Grace, or power, to muddle people's minds to do his bidding. His 35-year reign was filled with brutal murders, rapes, torture, and deceit, and the now 18-year-old queen is struggling to hold together the pieces of her crumbling kingdom. Feeling that her advisors are sheltering her from harsh truths, she disguises herself as a commoner and ventures out at night to local story rooms to hear tales of her father's reign and begin to learn how ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

This Graceling (rev. 11/08) sequel picks up eight years after Katsa killed King Leck, making his daughter Bitterblue queen of Monsea. Bitterblue is now eighteen, bogged down with royal paperwork and terrible memories of her father, feeling disconnected from her country and people. In disguise, she sneaks out at night to observe city life, and a friendship with two thieves causes her to reevaluate everything she’s been told and whom she can trust. Seeking out the truth amidst the spies, lies, and ciphers, Bitterblue uses clues disco...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

This <i>Graceling</i> sequel picks up eight years after Katsa killed King Leck, making his daughter Bitterblue queen of Monsea. Now eighteen, B...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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