Oh, cruel world

The ARC of Kristin Cashore’s third Graceling book, Bitterblue, just arrived from Penguin…

…packaged with paperbacks of the previous novels, Graceling and Fire. It’s tormenting Cindy and me, since we won’t have time to read Bitterblue—never mind reread the first two!—until all our Guide assignments are read and reviewed. Alas.

If you’re lucky enough to be reading it now, no spoilers!

Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, assistant editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College.

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  1. I’ve been waiting and waiting for this book to be published, checking Kristen Cashore’s blog frequently for any news! So excited to read Bitterblue!

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