Today's review comes courtesy of Aurora Celeste, a Round 1 panelist for Teen Fantasy and Science Fiction. Appropriately, she blogs at the Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, where she reviews a wide range of titles in the genre. Fun Fact: Aurora is an active and award-winning costumer, whose passion is reproducing costumes--mostly sci-fi and fantasy movies and tv shows, as well as anime and manga.
One of her fantasy reviews was Bitterblue, the third book in Kristin Cashore's Graceling trilogy. In Bitterblue, a young queen must overcome the legacy of her father's brutal rule in order to come into her own. About the book, Aurora says:
Read the full review at Aurora's blog.
I enjoyed it from front to back, and even though it was a long time coming it was totally worth the wait! Bitterblue is definitely different from Fire and Graceling, though. Where Fire and Katsa are active participants in the book, fighting for a place, Bitterblue has been handed a place she doesn’t know what to do with.