Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)



Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) Katsa Has Been Able To Kill A Man With Her Bare Hands Since She Was Eight She S A Graceling, One Of The Rare People In Her Land Born With An Extreme Skill As Niece Of The King, She Should Be Able To Live A Life Of Privilege, But Graced As She Is With Killing, She Is Forced To Work As The King S Thug She Never Expects To Fall In Love With Beautiful Prince Po She Never Expects To Learn The Truth Behind Her Grace Or The Terrible Secret That Lies Hidden Far Away A Secret That Could Destroy All Seven Kingdoms With Words Alone With Elegant, Evocative Prose And A Cast Of Unforgettable Characters, Debut Author Kristin Cashore Creates A Mesmerizing World, A Death Defying Adventure, And A Heart Racing Romance That Will Consume You, Hold You Captive, And Leave You Wanting.

So, here s the short tale of me I grew up in the countryside of northeastern Pennsylvania in a village with cows and barns and beautiful views from the top of the hill and all that good stuff I lived in a rickety old house with my parents, three sisters, and a scattering of cats, and I READ READ READ READ READ I read while brushing my teeth, I read while chopping parsley, the first thing I reac So, here s the short tale of me I grew up in the countryside of northeastern Pennsylvania in a village with cows and barns and beautiful views from the top of the hill and all that good stuff I lived in a rickety old house with my parents, three sisters, and a scattering of cats, and I READ READ READ READ READ I read while brushing my teeth, I read while chopping parsley, the first thing I reached for when I woke up in the morning was my book the only two places I didn t read were in the car and in bed What did I do then The one thing I liked eventhan reading I daydreamed.And so, without knowing it, I was planting the seeds Reading and daydreaming perfect preparation for writing.At 18 I went off to college thank you, Williams College, for the financial aid that made this possible and it almost killed me College is hard, man, and the Berkshires are cloudy A phenomenal year studying abroad in sunny Sydney revived me After college I developed a compulsive moving problem New York City, Boston, Cambridge, Austin, Pennsylvania, Italy, and even a short stint in London, where my showerhead hung from the cutest little stand that was exactly like the cradle of an old fashioned telephone The best phone calls are the pretend phone calls made from your telephone tub.During my stint in Boston, I got an M.A at the Center for the Study of Children s Literature at Simmons College Thank you, Simmons, for the scholarship that made this possible Grad school almost killed me, but I felt a lotalive than when I was almost being killed in college The Simmons program is stupendous It got me thinking and breathing YA books It got me writing.Am I getting boring Since Simmons, I haven t stopped writing, not once I ve developed a compulsive writing problem that makes my moving problem look like a charming personality quirk I can t stop But it s okay, because I don t want to stop I ve been writing full time well,than full time, really for about 4 years now, first doing educational writing for the K 6 market and now working on my novels It s a dream job, which is another way of saying that when I shop for work clothes, I go straight to the pajamas section.Should I say a little bit about what I m like I m fiercely independent I am sometimes a hermit, but never for very long I am in search of the perfect cat I m a recovering Catholic I meditate, and when I do, Prince Harry appears in my subconscious and meditates with me It s a little strange but I don t think there s anything I can do about it Sometimes he s not the only one the other day it was me, Prince Harry, the Dalai Lama, Mr Rogers, Coco the gorilla, and George Clooney We were all floating above the earth looking down at the continents as they passed George Clooney suggested I visit Providence, Rhode Island The Dalai Lama sighed deeply and said he d really like to visit Tibet.Poor Dalai Lama.I recently moved from Jacksonville, Florida, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, trading the St Johns River for the Charles River and pelicans for geese As a native northerner, it s nice to be back in the land of four seasons I feel as if I ve come home o And that s my story

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  • Hardcover
  • 471 pages
  • Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
  • Kristin Cashore
  • English
  • 08 September 2019
  • 015206396X

10 thoughts on “Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)

  1. Miss Clark says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I wanted so badly to like this book It has so much going for it It is original and inventive I never once caught myself thinking, Now, where did I read that before Oh, right, in the last three books The idea of the graced, their skills...

  2. Kat Kennedy says:

    Graceling by Kristin Cashore follows in a burgeoning market for strong female characters.Katsa is much like Katniss from The Hunger Games in her naive perception of the world, her coldness and tendency towards pragmatic practicality She is similar to Xhex from the Black Dagger Brotherhood in her disgust of all things feminine The story is well written, with engaging, fun characters Katsa is fun to read about The plot may be a little predictable at times but it did throw me a curve ball tow Graceling by Kristin Cashore follows in a burgeon...

  3. Krystle says:

    Graceling has a beautiful cover, great premise, and lots of hype, and would be a terrific novel if it weren t for the terrible writing and atrocious main character What is with the awkward sentence structures and prose in this book In these dungeons the darkess was complete, but Katsa had a map in her mind It should b...

  4. Emily May says:

    First thing I need to point out is that I consider myself a feminist, even as far as to take an active role is such matters Previously, I have written articles on Feministing and I honestly think so many of these issues are still very important in today s world However you look at it, the battle for equality has not been won and has, in fact, become rather dormant.On that note, I love reading fiction by feminist writers, Atwood never fails to deliver and The Handmaid s Tale is one of my favou First thing I need to point out is that I consider myself a feminist, even as far as to take an active role is such matters Previously, I have written articles on Feministing and I honestly think so many of these issues are still very important in today s world However you look at it, the battle for equality has not been won and has, in fact, become rather dormant.On that note, I love reading fiction by feminist writers, Atwood never fails to deliver and The Handmaid s Tale is one of my favourite books of all time Similarly with Virginia Woolf s A Room of One s Own, except Woolf s writing can make you want to slit your wrists at times The point of me saying this is that when I heard Graceling called feminist propaganda , rather than being repelled,...

  5. karen says:

    it is so hard to write reviews for books i actually like no, love.talking about this book is like trying to describe to someone a relationship from long ago that was bittersweet and is now over, but i have never had a relationship that involved so many horses and swordplay, not even metaphorically and fewer people care about my love life than about this book i see you ariel you are glowering at me with tiny slitted eyes but this book is like a wonderfully sweet relationship at the beginni it is so hard to write reviews for books i actually like no, love.talking about this book is like trying to describe to someone a relationship from long ago that was bittersweet and is now over, but i have never had a relationship that involved so many horses and swordplay, not even metaphorically and fewer people care about my love life than about this book i see you ariel ...

  6. Penny says:

    Updated 04 01 14 I happen to like books which feature kick ass feminist heroines and are light on the romance so I should like this book, right Yeah, but I don t First of all, Katsa acts like a petulant little girl throughout the entire book, not some strong feminist poster woman Katsa shows very little, if any, personal growth over the course of this novel Also, I felt like the author spent too much time trying to sell us on the following ideas femininity is an idea forced upon women by t Updated 04 01 14 I happen to like books which feature kick ass feminist heroines and are light on the romance so I should like this book, right Yeah, but I don t First of all, Katsa acts like a petulant little girl throughout the entire book, not some strong feminist poster woman Katsa shows very little, if any, personal growth over the course of this novel Also, I ...

  7. Rhea says:

    What I think about when I hear the namePo Po the Panda Po from Telletubbies A crazy guy like Edgar Allen Poe PooKatsa Ketchup Mutant KatnissRor Roar I m a T Rex Tealiff Tea LeafSkye Skype A modern name, which you will NOT find in a medieval place.King Randa Ranting Panda King Ranting Panda Drowden Drowsy DrowningThigpen Pig pen Thinking penLeck Lick Peck Neck Smack Some other variationLienid An insult Hey, you LienidBy the way, Po s real name is Green What I think about when I hear the namePo Po the Panda Po from Telletubbies A crazy guy like Edgar Allen Poe PooKatsa Ketchup Mutant KatnissRor Roar I m a T Rex Tealiff Tea LeafSkye Skype A modern name, which you will NOT find in a medieval place.King Randa Ranting Panda King Ranting Panda Drowden Drowsy DrowningThigpen Pig pen Thinking penLeck Lick Peck Neck Smack Some other variationLienid An insult Hey, you LienidBy the way, Po s real name is Greening Grandemalion Great, at least its not Yellowing Grandemalion or Purpling Grandemalion or something stupid like that That would sound really weird, unlike Greening Grandemalion, which is a name someone would normally give to their child YeahIf you have anysuggestions about what the names from Graceling sound like, feel free to put it in the comments Note Next up is the review, which is very thorough about the issues of Graceling s worldbuilding...

  8. Lily C says:

    Watch my review here

  9. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Okay, so this was a re read on audio and I thought it was really cool with the multiple narrators and music and stuff But sometimes one of the voices rubbed me the wrong way and the music went from fantasy to what sounded like western music Lol Maybe it was just me I still loved the book though I am in love with Katsa She is an awesome inspiration for women warriors in a book She kicks arse and takes names I love the fact that she doesn t care anything about marriage or having kids Sh Okay, so this was a re read on audio and I thought it was really cool with the multiple narrators and music and stuff But sometimes one of the voices rubbed me the wrong way and the music went from fantasy to what sounded like western music Lol Maybe it was just me I still loved the book though I am in love with Katsa She is an awesome inspiration for women warriors in a book She kicks arse and takes names I love t...

  10. Tatiana says:

    Update 1 24 2012 I probably should already stop being surprised by the fact that every time I reread a book, I come up with something new to say or feel about it Looks like my previous reading of Graceling caused a lengthy rant Yeah, no such strong feelings this time This time, I was able to appreciate the writingIt s lovely I really love how it flows, how the sentences connect This book stands the test of time And it s great that it stirs so much discussion and, often, outrage Update 1 24 2012 I probably should already stop being surprised by the fact that every time I reread a book, I come up with something new to say or feel about it Looks like my previous reading of Graceling caused a lengthy rant Yeah, no such strong feelings this time This time, I was able to appreciate the writingIt s lovely I really love how it flows, how the sentences connect This book stands the test of time And it s great that it stirs so much discussion and, often, outrage But, but, but On a personal level, I still disagree with some of Katsa s views There is a paragraph in the middle of the novel that is especially jarring to my sensibil...

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