Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 6n/a5.6147587
Enter the Graceling Realm and let it work its magic in this unforgettable novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore.

When Queen Bitterblue took the throne of Monsea, she was a child, and her advisers ran the kngdom for her. Now she is beginning to question their decisions, especially how they handle the legacy of her father Leck, who who ruled through his Grace—a special talent for mind-altering—and his taste for darkness and violence. Bitterblue needs to know Monsea’s past to lead it into the future, so she begins exploring the city sreets at night, disguised and alone. As she does, she meets two thieves, who hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.

Bitterblue is a gateway to the Graceling Realm that braids together magic, memory, and romance.

Look for Kristin Cashore's highly-anticipated standalone novel, Jane, Unlimited, c oming out September 2017!

"Some authors can tell a good story; some can write well. Cashore is one of the rare novelists who do both. Thrillingly imagined and beautifully executed, Bitterblue stands as a splendid contribution in a long literarly tradition." —The New York Times Book Review on Bitterblue

* "Brilliantly detailed and brimming with vibrant and dynamic characters." —SLJ, starred review of Bitterblue

“There are some books that stick with you for years, and Kristen Cashore’s Fire is one of them. Thoughtful, steamy and completely original, Fire is YA fantasy at its absolute best.”—Sabaa Tahir, author of New York Times bestselling Ember in the Ashes on Fire

A New York Times bestseller
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A BCCB Blue Ribbon Title
ISBN-10: 0547248059
ISBN-13: 9780547248059
5 Book Reviews
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  • analise
    analiseWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm33 stars
    Do not recommend to people who don't like romance. Bitter blue is a very strong but weak girl. She also is not a very good queen, but at least the plot is good.
    • mpittman
      Mrs. PittmanThursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:54 am55 stars
      A must read if you like Graceling or Fire, but you must read both of these books before reading Bitterblue. This is a great YA reader. Should definitely be read by high school and up. I would not recommend for junior high.
      • kclift
        Ms. CliftThursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:14 am55 stars
        Love this series! Very well-written! The characters are lovable, and bring such charisma to the story. Another book that you won't want to put down!
        • randomWednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm
          This is a really good book, but part of it is not good if you are not yet 12. There are some things that you shouldn't know about yet until then. Otherwise, this is a wonderful book, and is very interesting and delightful to read. Bitterblue, Po's cousin seen in 'Graceling', has grown up and is ruling Monsea. She has to fight through the past and defeast 'forward thinking' to see the truth. Read it, it's Good
          • mykakae
            mykakaeThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:07 am55 stars
            i love this book