Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore


BITTERBLUE is the long-awaited companion to New York Times bestsellers GRACELING and FIRE.  I've read FIRE (check out my review) and loved it, but I still haven't read GRACELING, even though it's on my shelf.  So, after reading a bunch of other BITTERBLUE reviews, I realized that I need to read GRACELING to appreciate the story to its fullest.  And seeing that I'm in the darkest corners of my writing cave (major deadlines soon, people!) I don't think that's going to happen soon.  

This is all to say that I'm offering a giveaway of a book I haven't read.  But, I have it on good authority that it's worth it and there's also a very, very cool tote bag (that I totally covet) -- so enter here!  US addresses only and I'll pick a winner on May 30th, 2012.



What's BITTERBLUE about?

Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck's reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle--disguised and alone--to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past.
Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.
Intrigued?
Check out the trailer: http://youtu.be/S4CxMgsppEw
Graceling Realm website: http://www.gracelingrealm.com
Kristin’s website: http://kristincashore.blogspot.com/
Graceling Realm Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/gracelingrealm
Excerpt: http://www.scribd.com/doc/88018992/BITTERBLUE-by-Kristin-Cashore-sequel-to-GRACELING

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

My daughter and I liked the first two in this series, so I know we want to read this one.

Smash Attack! said...

Wicked tote bag! Thanks for the giveaway. :) I still haven't gotten around to Bitterblue, but Graceling and Fire are two of the most well-written YA Fantasies I've read. Kristin Cashore is an incredible writer!

YA Bibliophile said...

I. Love. That. Bag. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Graceling forever!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win Bitterblue.

Zibilee said...

Very cool giveaway, Lenore! Thanks for giving so many of us the opportunity to win!

Charlotte said...

I hope the writing goes well, Lenore! And that you get to enjoy Graceling and Bitterblue soon.

Shosh said...

that is a cool tote bag. I'd like to win for the tote bag alone.

Brianna said...

That tote bag is brilliant. I am always searching for non-book gifts for book loving friends who already own/read everything I know about, and this is perfect!