This is a new meme hosted by Chick Loves Lit that caught my eye. Basically, every Monday there’s a new prompt which you use to recommend an awesome book. There’s not much I love more than recommending a good book, except maybe having a good book recommended to me!
This week’s prompt is to recommend a book with a bad boy, so I chose…Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore!
The aforementioned bad boy is named Saf (short for Sapphire, which pushes all the right Sailor Moon buttons for me). A Robin Hood-like thief, he also has some Cassanova tendencies and a temper that could keep you warm during a blizzard.
Beyond the bad boy, Bitterblue is a brilliant book. It’s a fantasy novel that addresses contemporary themes, especially woman-focused issues. It is a companion novel to Cashore’s other novels, Graceling and Fire, both of which I recommend reading before picking up Bitterblue. I fully recommend this to any reader, but especially those who enjoy fantasy and strong female characters. My full review should be up this Thursday, so I hope you’ll look forward to it