Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I just finished Fire by Kristin Cashore, the second book in the Graceling Realms series. I adored Graceling (the first book) and loved Fire just as much if not more! Cashore’s writing is so smooth and poetic and draws you without you even realizing how hooked you are!
Now, Kristin Cashore’s third book in the series, Bitterblue, is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2012. Its just a few weeks away! It seems that everyone is excited about reading Bitterblue, and I’m no different!
Here’s the summary for Bitterblue.
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.
Ohh the idea of a grown up Bitterblue is so intriguing. She’s a young girl in Graceling so I’m excited to see her as an older and wiser character…and as queen!
The book trailer is pretty good too and sums up the whole series as well.
What books are you trying to patiently wait for?