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  • Published: New York, NY : Dial Books, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 563 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 790

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780803734739
  • 0803734735


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by Cashore, Kristin.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen

Additional Details

Companion book to Graceling and Fire.

Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities.

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Great, but younger reader warning

I really enjoyed the book. But, I am going to suggest that my 11 year old child wait a few years to read this one. The story includes some, dark disturbing stuff (sadism, rape, self-harm) and the characters grapple with it in a thoughtful way, but it is dark stuff much more so than Cashore's "Graceling." I thought I'd warn other middle school readers and their parents that it may not be appropriate for all readers exploring the young adult section.


This book is really good! It has a lot of adventure and suspense in it. The plot is really good too.

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