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Desperately Wanting Wednesday (3) March 14, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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(Desperately Wanting Wednesday is a feature hosted by Parajunkee)

This week’s Desperately Wanting Wednesday features The Seven Kingdoms series. I reviewed the first two books, Graceling and Fire in January.

Bitterblue

by Kristin Cashore

Release date May 1, 2012

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.

I fell in love with the Seven Kingdoms when I read Graceling and Fire. Both books are very different and they don’t intersect. It’ll be nice to see how Katsa has matured in Bitterblue.

What’s your Desperately Wanting Wednesday pick?

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