Bitterblue : A Graceling Realm Book / Kristin Cashore
At eighteen, Bitterblue is still learning how to rule the kingdom. The influence of Leck—a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities—lives on. When Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle to walk the streets of her own city, she meets two thieves who hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace, holds the key to her heart.
This is the much anticipated sequel to Graceling, and a companion to Fire, the first book of the trilogy.