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Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed Kristin Cashore’s third book in the – well, I’m not sure exactly what to call it. Realm Trilogy? I don’t know. Regardless, it was good! It made me want to re-read Graceling and Fire to remember some of the history of the characters. Bitterblue’s grown-up character was very believable and refreshingly real for a fantasy novel. I loved how honest and frank she is about herself as she discovers, not only the mysteries of her re-awakening kingdom, but who she is as a queen and woman. It was dark in a way that I hadn’t expected, and that Graceling had only scratched the surface of, but that was what made it so good I couldn’t put it down. The other great thing? I got to read my very own autographed copy from BEA where I actually spoke to Kristin (we have so much in common since we both went to Simmons and all – haha.)

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Corner: Anita Silvey discusses her Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac | ScrippsNews

Corner: Anita Silvey discusses her Children's Book-a-Day Almanac | ScrippsNews

If you haven’t seen the Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac by Anita Silvey you need to check it out! I was lucky enough to have Anita as a professor at Simmons and she is THE authority on Children’s Literature.

Read this great article below on Anita and the Almanac by Karen MacPherson and don’t forget to look at Anita’s Almanac – there’s a link on the right side of this blog!

 

Corner: Anita Silvey discusses her Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac | ScrippsNews.

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