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Graceling

Cashore, Kristin (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Cashore, Kristin
Title: Graceling
Publisher: Orlando, FL : Harcourt, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 471 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: 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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ISBN: 9780152063962
015206396X
Statement of Responsibility: Kristin Cashore
Subject Headings: Fantasy.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction-2008.
Topical Term: Fantasy.
LCCN: 2007045436
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Jul 29, 2014
  • randomlyreading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have to say that this is one of my favorite books. What really made this book stand out to me are the strong characters, unique plot, and interesting setting.

The story is set in a fantasy world, however this world is so well developed that it seems real. It's one of those books that everyone should give a chance.

Jul 15, 2014
  • zii rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!
I really liked it, I have just started reading Bitterblue which is the book that comes after Graceling. The book that comes before Graceling, Fire, is supposed to be also amazing so I'm really exited!

Jul 12, 2014
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I liked it

Jul 09, 2014
  • kate_tsanka rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I rarely find Books That I Enjoy So much. And I Can Say That I'm In Love With This Book. It contains So much. Couldn't Stop Reading Once I Started

Jun 25, 2014
  • couges rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This story had great potential, but the ending was very weak. The author seems to have a very feminist agenda and the book carries the message that marriage is unneccesary and undesirable. The heroine fails to grow past her insecurities about love and family and the ending leaves the reader without closure.

May 12, 2014
  • Madylin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've read this book several times and I absolutely love it! It has a great strong female lead, interesting fantasy storyline with great adventure and plot twists, and a great love interest. I would recommend this book to all!

Apr 17, 2014
  • bps165 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was amazing!!!!! If you're the type of person who enjoys a good fantasy-raomance novel here it is. This book evenly balances romance and action. This story also tells how two young people find themselves and how they find each other. Definitely read this book!!!

Apr 17, 2014
  • mehrin02 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'd give this book a 4/5, and I love how it ended. I honestly don't know why but it made me cry.

Feb 17, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

There was a lot of adventure in this book, and it was definitely fast-paced, but although there was some parts I couldn't focus on, I enjoyed this book. I almost didn't read it at first and a part of me is glad that I did.

Jan 04, 2014
  • emmadragons rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A true thrill ride. this book deserves to be read in one sitting. Un put down able

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Jun 25, 2014
  • couges rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

couges thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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May 26, 2014
  • red_bat_604 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 06, 2014
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Aug 26, 2013
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Jun 05, 2013
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Apr 03, 2013
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Dec 03, 2012
  • book_worm_kitten rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Katsa is Graced in the worst way possible. Born into a world where having two different colored eyes means that you are exceptionally gifted, or Graced, Katsa has spent her life navigating the Kings court to stay alive. This is made much more difficult because the King happens to be her uncle and she is Graced in killing. After being used as an enforcer since she was young, Katsa's path becomes more complicated when she meets a foreign Prince who ignites a fire in Katsa to fight back.

Apr 10, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Graceling takes place in a fantasy world in which certain individuals are born with a "Grace"--a special talent or ability. Gracelings are identifiable by their eyes, which are two different colors. This story centers around a Graceling named Katsa, a teenage girl Graced with the gift of killing. Once her uncle, the nefarious King Randa, discovers her Grace, he uses her as his personal assassin. As you can imagine, all this killing and lack of freedom has made Katsa a bit jaded. Katsa joins forces with another Graceling, Prince Po, and the two of them set out on a journey to discover who kidnapped Po's grandfather. On the way, Katsa discovers new things about herself and about her Grace.

Katsa has a Grace - a special talent - but of all possible ones, hers is killing. Up until now, she has been used as a thug by her uncle, the king. Yet when she meets a mysterious graceling whose fighting skill matches hers, Katsa begins to realize her true Grace.

Jan 03, 2011
  • bluesmurf08 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

From the inside flap:
In a world where people born with an extreme skill, called a Grace, are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him.
When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skill, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.
She never expects to become Po's friend.
She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace- or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away... a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

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Jun 25, 2014
  • couges rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This book is riddled with pre-marital sex, celebrates non-commital relationships and promotes marriage as undesirable and unneccesary.

Sexual Content: The protagonist has sex with her boyfriend in this novel. It's not described in great detail, but it's described enough that I'd be uncomfortable giving this book to tweens and younger teens. It's unfortunate-- it's such a great book, and appropriate for younger audiences except for two short sex scenes.

Other: TO COUGES thank you for your warning i appreciate it a lot

Sexual Content: Ace_E360 SHUT YOUR MOUTH!! unless Katsa and Po are married their sleeping together is wrong and should not be promoted in any book. if someone wishes to warn others on that fact they have the right to do so!

Jun 25, 2012
  • Ace_E360 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Couges: News flash: Katsa and Po are very committed, and the book presents marriage as being unsuited for the temperament of the characters. Nowhere does it promote marriage in general as undesirable. Also, (and here's the real news flash) life is riddled with pre-marital sex, and marriage is unnecessary. So I don't really see what you're complaining about.

Jun 17, 2011
  • MOM_MY11206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Mar 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

They would assume she was a boy, because in her plain trousers and hood she looked like one, and because when people were attacked it never occurred to anyone that it might have been a girl.

Mar 28, 2012
  • andreareads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

She cried like a person whose heart is broken and wondered how, when two people loved each other, there could be such a broken heart.

Mar 06, 2012
  • makemegorgeous123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I'm not going to wear a red dress," she said.
"It would look stunning, My Lady," she called.
She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. "If there's anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I'll hit him in the face.”

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Aug 31, 2012
  • lilmisslibrary rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The Graceling Realm

Trailer for the whole Graceling Realm trilogy: Graceling, Fire Bitterblue

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