Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is queen of a kingdom that was under the spell of a madman for thirty-five years.
At eighteen, Bitterblue is still learning how to rule the kingdom. The influence of Leck—a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities—lives on. When Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle to walk the streets of her own city, she meets two thieves who hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace, holds the key to her heart.
This book is a bit different than the first two, in my opinion. Still amazing! Cashore breathes life into her protagonist. Bitterblue has the perfect mix of vulnerability, strength, and grace. I love this author!
I give it 5 Flames