Bitterblue is a young adult fantasy novel written by American author Kristin Cashore. It is preceded by Graceling, and Fire. Bitterblue is the third book in the Graceling series by Kristin Cashore. It was released on May 1, Building on the plots and themes of the award-winning Graceling () and its companion Fire (), this rich and poignant fantasy grapples.

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Should I say a little bit about what I’m like? Untangling a mystery in which no one even makes an effort to pretend to act normally is too much a challenge for me. As Bitterblue leaves the shop, she is attacked and Saf goes out and saves her. Too many side plots, too much talk of ciphers and codes, too many characters coming and going, too many illogical occurrences that instead of making the story more intricate, end up making it too busy and messy. When she demands the truth it should be given.

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. Moreso, I loved the evolution and progression of her character and strengths from the beginning of this book to the end. After the wild and wondrous characters from the first two, I just felt so let down by the secondaries.

He thinks she is a baker girl that works in the queens kitchens. But Thiel also tells Bitterblue that Leck kept certain experience for himself. Besides, far more important to her than looks is the ability to rule fairly and well, and help her country heal after the abuse her father inflicted see Graceling for details – but it isn’t essential.

Nov 04, M— rated it it was amazing Shelves: While talking to her librarian Bitterblue also finds out that her advisers, who where also Leck’s men, where healers. I just wish the author would continue on with Katsa and Po, the fact she’s leaving us hanging over a freaking cliff pisses me off. And the end – I felt it was really unfair. This book was one of the most anticipated reads of the year for me and will go down my personal history as one of the most massive disappointments.


There were three main areas that qualified this book as a 2-star. From what her healer knows, Runnemood died by drowning the night he ran off. Fantastical stories, stories of Leck and Bitterblue and Katsa.


Saf can’t forgive Bitterblue for czshore him, especially after he as good as gave her his heart. Weaving them together are all the lies: The most satisfying mysteries I’ve read have been those where I was given just enough clues to begin to form my own theories, but not necessarily enough that I expect the main character to develop the same. Read more Read less. View all comments.

Detailed Review Summary of Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

I loved the strength she had when remembering her father, casjore discovering the things he did which krietin to tear her down. Bitterblue got to meet Fire.

She sees the poverty, the disrepair, and the yearning of her people to remember the time they lost under Leck, and rebuild.

The fact that no one had respect for the queen and there was basically no court really bothered me. And while I understand how Cashore was attempting to tie all three novels together, Fire’s introduction felt a little reaching to me.

There she finds the story rooms, taverns scattered around the city where people tell stories of Leck’s time. View all 17 comments. Po is in this book quite a bit bitterbkue than Katsa; he becomes more of friend and sounding board for Cashroe, while Katsa is a beloved but still awe-inspiring figure for Bitterblue. I haven’t read Fire, and plan on not reading anymore of this author’s books. Eventually, through heartbreak and peril, she emerges with a new understanding of her own privilege and the perils of being isolated from many viewpoints.

Bitterblue was the last book in the trilogy.

Bitterblue does do a little self-exploration, but we just barely see the beginning of it and the book abruptly ends. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


Feb 18, tonya. She fights her demons by seeking the truth through reading, and remembering, and putting together her own scattered puzzle. Everything About You by Heather Child. A phenomenal year studying abroad in sunny Sydney revived me. Accompanied with squealing mind, once I was out of earshot of the bookstore. There are cameos of many characters from Graceling and Fire and it was wonderful to see their character growth throughout these novels without those characters being the focus.

That’s how much I loved them. Characters Bitterblue was a wonderful, incredible heroine. Feb 07, Arielle Walker rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Mockingjayeveryone around Katniss reminds her of her power until she recognizes it.

In Fire, the politics were bitterblke story, and the plot became very dry and boring. For me, I just enjoyed being back in this world. The truthseekers are people who kristij trying to find out the truth about what Leck actually did when he was king.

In this way, despite the fantastical elements of these novels, they still feel real. It is later revealed that because the King had mind-controlled them for so long, all the citizens of Monsea have suffered various forms of psychosis. Contrary to popular feeling, I am happy Fire and Graceling ended the way they did; it leaves readers with the satisfaction that the romance wasn’t for nothing and the character’s feelings were real, and a sense of reality, of not know how each ended.


In one way, it’s a mystery— Bitterblue spends this book trying to discover what really happened during her father’s reign, to both her people AND herself, and what is happening now. That seemed thrown in there. I love the supporting characters.

I read Graceling and Fire before I ever started blogging.