by Kristin Cashore
May 1, 2012: Dial
I just turned into a frenzied fangirl when Kristin released her news on Bitterblue. I wasn't expecting a book cover but I wasn't disappointed. It's gorgeous! Can May come sooner? :)
"The novel, which has an announced first printing of 200,000 copies and clocks in at a hefty 576 pages, picks up eight years after Graceling,with Bitterblue now 18 and the reigning queen of Monsea. Cashore says the story constitutes more of a companion than a strict sequel. Graceling fans, however, will likely be thrilled to learn that the heroine of that book – the different-colored-eyed Katsa – returns in Bitterblue, as does her lover, Po." - from the article of Sue Corbett for Publisher's WeeklyThen some bits from Kristin on the cover of Bitterblue:
"A few reasons I love the (USA/Canada) cover above: It feels like Bitterblue (the character) to me. The colors have special significance. The keys are a highly appropriate icon (like Katsa's dagger on the Graceling cover). And, the keys look like weapons. :o)"
I highly recommend Kristin Cashore's books (Graceling and Fire). But only if you are a fan of fantasy genre. Some people have mixed reactions on the book, and honestly they are not that easy read. But if you dig fantasy (hello there, Merlin fans) then join the bandwagon and cheers!
The book is already available for pre-ordering in Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. You can also check your local indie bookstore for pre-ordering details (if you are excited as I am. Hoorah!).
To sum up my reaction for this bookish reveal: