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Graceling by Kristin Cashore
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Member:bluesalamanders
Title:Graceling
Authors:Kristin Cashore
Info:Orlando, FL : Harcourt, 2008.
Collections:Your library, Reviewed
Rating:****1/2
Tags:type: hardback, age: young adult, genre: fantasy, read 2009, read 2010, strong women, read 2011, read 2012, read 2014, read 2016

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (deadbookdarling)
    deadbookdarling: Both are set in magical worlds, have strong female leads and a dash of romance.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Rozax: Protagonist is relegated to third-class citizenship because of her gifts and must overcome prejudice.
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    hairball: Young women rebelling against their prescribed role.
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Katsa—Graced with the frightening ability to kill—must team up with another young warrior in an attempt to save their land from a corrupt king.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Apr 25, 2017 |
Excellent - loved the characters and the premise. ( )
  EvaW | Apr 21, 2017 |
This book was amazing! I hope she writes this as a series. It was a great mix between Hunger Games and Twilight. Wow! One of the best books ever. I couldn't put it down. Finally a heroine that was worth rooting for! I'll take Katsa over Bella any day. I can't believe it was her first novel. Wow! ( )
  annabw | Feb 21, 2017 |
I listened to the full cast audio of this with my kids. It is categorized as YA so it was a little weird when the characters had sex. My kids and I weren't really comfortable listening to those parts together. That's my warning to those that may try the audio. As for the actual storyline, it is interesting. It isn't my favorite, but it is pretty entertaining as are the characters. I see that so many loved it, and I usually am crazy about YA so I'm wondering if I would have liked it better if I was reading the book. The audio moves very, very slowly, and the characters speak in tones that are overly dramatic. It seemed very choppy and repetitive. Again this may not have felt so much that way if I would have been reading instead of listening. I do not recommend the full cast audio. I don't know if there is a different audio version for those wanting it. If not, I would try to just read the story instead of listen if I were you. The full cast audio is told in the way for a small child with sound effects, music and drawn out speech pitch. My 8 yr old loved it except the sexual parts. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
I listened to the full cast audio of this with my kids. It is categorized as YA so it was a little weird when the characters had sex. My kids and I weren't really comfortable listening to those parts together. That's my warning to those that may try the audio. As for the actual storyline, it is interesting. It isn't my favorite, but it is pretty entertaining as are the characters. I see that so many loved it, and I usually am crazy about YA so I'm wondering if I would have liked it better if I was reading the book. The audio moves very, very slowly, and the characters speak in tones that are overly dramatic. It seemed very choppy and repetitive. Again this may not have felt so much that way if I would have been reading instead of listening. I do not recommend the full cast audio. I don't know if there is a different audio version for those wanting it. If not, I would try to just read the story instead of listen if I were you. The full cast audio is told in the way for a small child with sound effects, music and drawn out speech pitch. My 8 yr old loved it except the sexual parts.
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  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
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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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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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0547258305, Paperback)

If you had the power to kill with your bare hands, what would you do with it?

Graceling takes readers inside the world of Katsa, a warrior-girl in her late teens with one blue eye and one green eye. This gives her haunting beauty, but also marks her as a Graceling. Gracelings are beings with special talents—swimming, storytelling, dancing. Katsa's Grace is considered more useful: her ability to fight (and kill, if she wanted to) is unequaled in the seven kingdoms. Forced to act as a henchman for a manipulative king, Katsa channels her guilt by forming a secret council of like-minded citizens who carry out secret missions to promote justice over cruelty and abuses of power.

Combining elements of fantasy and romance, Cashore skillfully portrays the confusion, discovery, and angst that smart, strong-willed girls experience as they creep toward adulthood. Katsa wrestles with questions of freedom, truth, and knowing when to rely on a friend for help. This is no small task for an angry girl who had eschewed friendships (with the exception of one cousin that she trusts) for her more ready skills of self-reliance, hunting, and fighting. Katsa also comes to know the real power of her Grace and the nature of Graces in general: they are not always what they appear to be.

Graceling is the first book in a series, and Kristin Cashore’s first work of fiction. It sets up a vivid world with engaging characters that readers will certainly look forward to following beyond the last chapter of this book. (Ages 14 and up) --Heidi Broadhead

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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.… (more)

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