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Graceling

by Kristin Cashore

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Series: Graceling (2)

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8,538538668 (4.13)1 / 691
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
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  1. 323
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (librarymeg, saltypepper)
    saltypepper: The heroines' voices are very similar, maybe due to their similar response to the awful circumstances they find themselves in.
  2. 281
    Fire by Kristin Cashore (SheReads, Anonymous user)
    SheReads: Prequel to Graceling about different characters.
    Anonymous user: because you get the same different world paranormal thing and you get the romance and the good conquers evil
  3. 230
    The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (Aerrin99, humouress)
    Aerrin99: Aerin and Katsa are both gifted women who struggle to find the line between respect and fear. Also, they kick butt.
    humouress: The way the heroines feel like outsiders because of their heritage is similar, as is the way the authors describe the way the heroines think.
  4. 201
    Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (francescadefreitas, helgagrace, espertus)
    espertus: Both Graceling and the Lioness quartet are stories of strong but vulnerable young women wanting to use their considerable powers for good and maintain their identity in the face of romance.
  5. 170
    Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (deadbookdarling)
    deadbookdarling: Both are set in magical worlds, have strong female leads and a dash of romance.
  6. 170
    The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (foggidawn, Aerrin99, humouress)
    Aerrin99: For stories that feature interesting and strong woman matched with equally interesting and strong men, with a dash of danger, adventure, and magic tossed in, try either of these books!
    humouress: The way the heroines feel like outsiders because of their heritage is similar, as is the way the authors describe the way the heroines think.
  7. 90
    Terrier by Tamora Pierce (notemily)
  8. 83
    The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (notemily, C.Vick)
    C.Vick: While different in essence, I think Turner's Attolia books have a similar feel to Graceling.
  9. 50
    Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (alaskabookworm)
  10. 61
    First Test by Tamora Pierce (foggidawn)
  11. 30
    The Singer of All Songs by Kate Constable (bbrux)
    bbrux: Young woman on an adventure to discover her hidden talents.
  12. 30
    Uprooted by Naomi Novik (cransell)
    cransell: Both excellent YA fantasy with strong female characters and great world building.
  13. 20
    Mistwood by Leah Cypess (foggidawn)
  14. 20
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer (justjukka)
    justjukka: Protagonist is relegated to third-class citizenship because of her gifts and must overcome prejudice.
  15. 21
    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (luna_lovegood)
    luna_lovegood: Exactly as kazhout said "strong, beautiful, intelligent, and sassy." Plus, badass and good heart.
  16. 43
    Divergent by Veronica Roth (hairball, Echocliffs)
    hairball: Young women rebelling against their prescribed role.
  17. 21
    The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (Nikkles)
  18. 10
    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi (avatiakh)
  19. 00
    The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (furieous)
  20. 00
    Sabriel by Garth Nix (ajwseven)

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*Happy Dancing* I have not read such an amazing book in a very long time. Well, in fact, I decided to listen to it because when I started reading it but I couldn't put it down and needed to do some house cleaning...thus the gift of audio! Listening was even better!! Snare drums and violins opened each chapter with a full cast of readers. It was a true production! No matter how you choose to immerse yourself, your heart will soar. *sigh* ( )
  whybehave2002 | Nov 27, 2020 |
4.5 stars

Graceling is an engrossing read with wonderfully interesting characters, and I enjoyed it on many levels. This book was a real treat to read. It was interesting on so many different levels. A powerful heroine transforms, discovering a strength of character to match her physical strength. Watching Katsa mature through the narrative was wonderful. The political intrigue was surprisingly compelling, and the mystery that drives the plot really worked. The story's magical elements are not overwhelming but alter reality just enough to make for a fun, fantastic world. This book has beautiful storytelling with a pinch of romance so that the book resembles that of a piece of art. Graceling is so smoothly written that it felt fresh and original. I especially liked the relationship between Katsa and Po, their mutual respect, and how he brought her out and taught her to trust. (He grew up with love, and she didn't.) I found the concept of the Graceling interesting and liked the writing. I'll read more of this author's work. ( )
  AvigailRGRIL | Nov 10, 2020 |
This book started off strong but then just sort of fell apart for me. I wanted to love it but it just had too many weak spots ( )
  klarsenmd | Oct 7, 2020 |
Loved it! Strong character who really grew and changed over the course of the book. ( )
  JenniferElizabeth2 | Aug 25, 2020 |
door Miep:

Ik heb dit boek intens graag gelezen! Het nam mij helemaal mee naar een andere wereld! Het was spannend, triest, maar vooral wonderschoon! ( )
  literair_adolescent | Aug 13, 2020 |
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In a world of gossip girls, it is perhaps refreshing to have a teenage heroine who cuts off all her hair because it gets in her way; and Kristin Cashore’s eccentric and absorbing first novel, “Graceling,” has such a heroine. Katsa is tough, awkward, beautiful and consumed by pressing moral issues
 

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Baker, David AaronNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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For my mother,
Nedda Previtera Cashore,
who has a meatball Grace,
and my father,
J. Michael Cashore,
who is Graced with losing (and finding) his glasses
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In these dungeons the darkness was complete, but Katsa had a map in her mind.
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In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

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