Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore


Book: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: A

For: Fun

With this book, we're leaving the paranormal world behind and getting back to good old fantasy! This one takes place in a world with seven kingdoms, all fighting for power, with each king being helped by people around him who are Graced with some stort of power.

This story follows the adventures of one of these Gracelings, Katsa (yet again a name that sounds awfully close to another name in recent popular books!) as she tries to figure out her place in the world, and how to control and most effectively use her Grace of fighting.

She meets a prince who is also Graced, but with what, you will have to discover as you read. Together, they set off to save a young princess and learn much about themselves and each other along the way.

I really enjoyed this book and thought it was quite beautifully written. One of the ways I gage my reactions to books is how much I think about the book while NOT reading it... and this one I thought about a lot. I became quite wrapped up in the characters and their story and situation. Very fun. I will read the sequel, though I'm nervous, because I hear tell it's not as good.

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8 comments:

  1. I read Fire recently, and I think you'll like it. I was a little disappointed with it initially because I like Katsa a lot and so I wanted a book with more of her in it. But since Fire is set in a different world, basically, no Katsa. Once i got over that though, the characters in Fire are just as good and the plot might be even better. It's a good addition to the series, I think.

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  2. I've heard such good things about this book. I'll have to read it soon. Thanks for the review.

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  3. I loved this. The writing was intelligent, as were the characters. I've heard FIRE is just as good, if not better.

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  4. I think I might have liked Fire just a tiny bit more. Definitely give it a try.

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  5. I have yet to read Fire, but this is one of my favorite books from this year :)

    Tara SG

    http://25hourbooks.com

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  6. I have yet to read Fire, but this is one of my favorite books from this year :)

    Tara SG

    http://25hourbooks.com

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  7. I finished Fire not more then 10 minutes ago! I too was a little disappointed when I found out that it didn't continue with Katsa and Po, however Fire is fantastic! I really liked it, and found myself thinking about it - and dreaming about it - a lot!

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  8. I just had to return this one to the library unread because someone else had requested it! How dare they! I really want to read it, and soon.

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