Four years after Bitterblue left off, a new land has been discovered to the east: Torla; and the closest nation to Monsea is Winterkeep. Winterkeep is a land of miracles, a democratic republic run by people who like each other, where people speak to telepathic sea creatures, adopt telepathic foxes as pets, and fly across the ...more
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[update sep 16th: this cover is PURE perfection!!!!!! like I am absolutely in love with it!!]
I am SHOCKED at the amount of negative pre-reviews I am seeing about this. I, for one, am incredibly excited about another installment in this series, especially considering that Kristin Cashore has always talked about wanting to expand this series and world.. and also why the HECK not. It's an amazing world filled with amazing characters.
You all are b ...more
this was very good :’) rtc, 4.5 probably
I'll admit that I'm a bit hesitant about this...
Following along this trend of continuing older 2010's-era YA series: Shatter Me, Darkest Minds, Fire and Thorns, Hunger Games, Twilight and now Graceling ... I hope that this doesn’t ruin the love that I have for this series. ...more
It's like all the authors of the previous decade have decided that this was the perfect time to come back into the spotlight.
First The Hunger Games, Twilight, Shatter Me, The Iron Fey, and now this????? ...more
Even though I honestly believed that the series was done with, it's been years since the last book was published, I've grown warmer to the idea and now I am truly into it. I mean, there's still plenty to explore in this world.
I'm so glad to be able to review this before it's officially out.
Here is to a fun new read.
P.S. I'm really digging these new covers.
Oooh, that cover looks pretty good.
Am I infinitely more hyped to read these books ju ...more
The Graceling Realm series is one of my all time favorites. I prayed & hoped Kristin would continue to write another book/series in this world, and I was elated when I saw Winterkeep was finally announced.
What I’ve loved most about this series so far, besides its characters, is it’s incredible world building. It’s been years since I’ve read Butterblue, yet when I read this chapter sampler i ...more
Lets start with the good : where this book really shines is the worldbuilding. While the world had expanned a time or two in the first three books of the Graceling Realm series, it goes even further in WINTERKEEP. That plus the in-book passage of time, and new problems, is what keeps this series feeling fresh and, particularly in the case of coming back to a series so many years after publishing what seemed to be the final book, makes it feel less like the cash grab we so of ...more
This was soooooo good!
Okay something that I need to get off my chest immediately is that I'm tired of seeing people in this review section saying this is just another Midnight Sun or Ballad of Snakes and Songbirds (idk if that is even the correct title) because this is not like those books at all. I've never been given the impression that Cashore is writing this continuation as a means for more money because each book has only added to the lore in a bigger and better form. She's ...more
Magical World-Building. Fierce Characters. Epic Romance. This book gives you all this and more! Winterkeep was such a magical read, and probably my favorite out of all four books in the Graceling Realm series! It was fast-paced with so many new characters that I found it hard to put this book down. I will ...more
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There seems to have been a lot of doubt about this book in terms of why is it being added to the series now or at all? No doubt this is in the wake of Suzanne Collin new Hunger Games prequel and the Twilight Companion novel, Midnight Sun. I'm struggling to understand the negativity because unless the author seriously retcons everything, why wouldn't you want more of what you love? And if it did just encapsulate a moment you would ...more
I did not anticipate it going in this direction, since at the end of Bitterblue (view spoiler)[ we seemed poised to watch the Dells and the seven kingdoms clash (hide spoiler)] but I can't say this doesn't sound like an excellent adventure too. ...more
hm? what? hello?
a few years ago i would have been the most thankful person to see this but i have seen too many unexpected book sequels turn out so bad that now im just scared whenever a new one appears...
THAT SAID. the graceling series was such a big part of my childhood and i absolutely loved it back then and have been meaning to reread it for years so i will just take this as a sign to do that and look forward to this four ...more