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(Graceling Realm #4)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  416 ratings  ·  196 reviews
Something is rotten in the heart of Winterkeep...

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
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published January 19th 2021 by Dial Books For Young Readers
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Lea (drumsofautumn)
Jul 27, 2020 is currently reading it
1.) Graceling ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2.) Fire ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
3.) Bitterblue ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

[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
may ➹
immediately after I finished this book, I wrote in my notes, “god im. why am i literally about to cry I CANT DO THIS AGAIN i refuse to shed tears over the work of a white woman yet again NO” so that’s how it’s going

this was very good :’) rtc, 4.5 probably
Jun 22, 2020 marked it as dnf
30% DNF

Me and Kristin Cashore are through, going our separate ways, bye.

I didn't care for many things in this book: telepathic foxes, weird sea creatures, airships, sudden shift in worldbuilding from medieval kingdoms to industrial democratic countries, all simplistic and dull, characters described by how many partners they've slept with - these things maybe turn out to serve some valuable role in the story (although Cashore's "free love" message surely has been hammered well enough the last hun
Helena of Eretz ✰
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

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.
˗ˏˋ aphrodite ˊˎ˗
Alexandra Elend Wolf
I'm so excited to be reading this!!!

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
shre ♡
Jun 06, 2020 marked it as to-read
2010 era authors are really keeping us going in 2020.
Jan 17, 2021 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021, ya-fantasy, tbr-2021
how... how did i not know this was HAPPENING until now???

first graceling reread in almost a decade, here i come!
Jul 28, 2020 marked it as to-read
authors need to know when to let their series end.
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?????
h o l l i s
Woe, for I am bummed.

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
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Dial Books for this ARC chapter sample in exchange for an honest review

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
The Nerd Daily
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice

The Graceling Realm series came out when I had started high school (once upon a time), and I devoured each book as it came out. It’s unforgettable worldbuilding and riveting characters just hold you in place, and you can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen next. Bitterblue, I thought, marked the end of the series until Kristin announced the arrival of Winterkeep, along with a whole new re-envisioning of the series covers. T

You're gonna love it. I can't wait to read the final.
Lauren Don’tGoBrekkerMyHeart
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews, favorites
*cries eternally*
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
♠ TABI⁷ ♠
Sep 16, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss
ayyy this cover is doing good things to my eyes
J.A. Ironside
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

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
Cori McCarthy
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
First of all, I want to thank Penguinteen for sending me this ARC through Netgalley! This was one of my most anticipated books of next year, and I am so excited I got to read it a little early!

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
michelle (magical reads)
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

rep: bisexual brown protagonist, brown side characters
cw: parental abuse (emotional, physical, gaslighting)

this was so good omg

original review:

i am LOOKING directly at it !
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
Sep 17, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: i-need
HOW AM I ONLY JUST NOW SEEING THIS??!!??!?! Bitterblue shook me to my very core. I need to immediately re-read.
The Captain
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahoy there mateys!  "Can’t Wait Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Each Wednesday ye get to highlight a book that ye be really looking forward to.  I don't normally do memes here on me log, but I received this young adult fantasy eARC excerpt from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I loved it and am now looking forward to readin' the full version when it be published.  The stats:

Title: winterkeep

Author: Kristin Cashore

Publisher: Dial Books

Publication Date: Janua
Jul 15, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: series, 2021, ya, fantasy
I have noticed several series that were "done" that have added books recently and I am really excited for this one. YA and fantasy aren't always my favorite genres, but this is one of the series that I really enjoyed. I also don't typically do re-reads, but I think I might re-read the previous books before this one is released. ...more
Maris Bave
Aug 14, 2020 is currently reading it
Oh my gosh oh my goshohmygosh it's finally happening!

I did not anticipate it going in this direction, since at the end of Bitterblue (view spoiler) but I can't say this doesn't sound like an excellent adventure too.
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Before reading: Omfg I can’t believe I’m alive to read the continuation of Bitterblue/Giddon in canon. 😱

After reading: Top tier pining. I made so many highlights it's actually embarrassing lolol.

We stan a healthy relationship built on trust, respect, open communication, and friendship. How lovely that my babies found such amazing partners who make them want to be their best self.

Other jumbled thoughts:
- Parental abuse and 'sins of the father' is such a recurring theme throughout the series.
Jul 29, 2020 marked it as to-read
COVER!!! I’m loving it!!

7/2020: WHAT?!?! What is happening! Another Graceling book! Oh my god!!! I’m freaking out!!
Dec 23, 2020 rated it liked it
I thought this was a pretty good next book in the graceling series, nothing special, but not awful. I don’t have much to say honestly, it was simply nothing special.
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'll write a review, maybe, after it comes out, but I don't want to ruin this for anyone. I know there's many people greatly anticipating this. ...more
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kidnapped queens and lonely girls; brave, sad men and stressed out foxes; airships and glaciers and a sad and lonely sea creature wrapped up in political intrigue. Gorgeous and compelling and my favourite read this year. Thank you to the publisher for copy in return for an honest review.
May 29, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Whaaaat? 😭😭
May 29, 2020 marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
A NEW GRACELING REALM BOOK???? That was my favourite series when I was younger omg
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Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College. She currently lives in the Boston area. ...more

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