Bitterblue – Kristen Cashore.
Loved it. Couldn’t put it down. Stayed up till the early hours to finish it. This is Cashore’s final installment in her vivid Graceling trilogy. As with the previous books the characters and world created are real and so enjoyable that it’s a shame the series is finished. I was gripped from the first word and drawn in by Cashore’s rich prose to the last. This is the stunning final installment in Cashore’s ‘Graceling’ Series. The wonderful thing about these books is that they don’t have to be read as a series and so can be enjoyed alone. Bitterblue is Queen of a country still reeling from the after effects of her tyrannical, murderous father’s rule, a country that is doing its best to forget that King Leck ever existed. Yet in order for Monsea to move forward, certain truths must come to light. Bitterblue must fight to establish herself as the true queen, proving to herself and her country that she is equal to the task, but first she decides to leave the confines of her palace and experience her people’s lives for herself. All is not what it seems and Bitterblue may find that trust is the most fragile commodity in a world that has been turned upside down.