She’s graced with the power to fight and kill unlike any human. Sometimes I am somewhat skeptical about these wonderful men that women authors write. I’ve learned since that Katsa opens a school for teaching girls how to fight, but I have not read any other books in this series. Another problem was the insane amounts of info-dumping in the beginning. Mar 19, Miranda Reads rated it it was amazing Shelves: So this book is about a “graced” girl called Katsa. So fun fact, this is probably one of my most reread books of all time, and it was such a big influence on both what I write and what I love to read, and I love and appreciate it more every time.

Next up is the review, which is very thorough about the issues of Graceling’s worldbuilding. What did I do then? View all 10 comments. Since Simmons, I haven’t stopped writing, not once. He has an ease in his skin which makes him very attractive. So, if you read my review, the math doesn’t add up with the final rating. One one level I could completely understand that, but it also frustrated me. Edit Did You Know?

Also, Katsa’s view of other women in the realm is quite condescending in that she never seems to consider how privileged she is compared to some of these other women. Given his affection for her, he would never have limited her freedom.

For that, Kristen Cashore, you’ve impressed me. She is similar to Xhex from the Black Dagger Brotherhood in her disgust of all things “feminine”. I loved when she was in a real fight too: And, it made the way this book ended a big issue for me. Jul 30, Sean rated it liked it Shelves: She didn’t want to give her heart away.


Want lots of action in your fantasy 4.

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You might too, if you: So, yeah, I really hated this book. Katsa takes Bitterblue out of Monsea and towards Lienid for safety. Giddon is a good person, he just doesn’t really understand Katsa and wants too much.

Looks like my previous reading of Graceling caused a lengthy rant. I admit, I have not read them yet, but book 1 won the Newberry Honor medal, and many “picky” reviewers say they are fantastic.

For example, being in awe of their powers, yet feeling jealous – Kingdoms fight over borders. She falls in love with a paranormal boy called Lend, and they For me, the main mistake that Cashore makes is to assume that anything ‘girly’ is bad. For no apparent reason All you see is a strong dislike, no complex feelings.

Require complex, original world-building 3.

As a result, it struck me as something that was inserted by the author for her own reasons, not as a trait that is truly integral to Katsa’s character. The villain only appears twice, each time extremely briefly, and is never fully sketched.

So, it had kristinn high fantasy aspect, with kingdoms and laws and politics. And the characters that inhabit this story Once alone, they are able to find Bitterblue synoppsis in the forest.

And the idea that it’s not love if you don’t want to marry them, or that you shouldn’t have sex until you’re married is why all the poor children in your congregation are ma Gah sooo good! Click on a plot link to find similar books! Am I getting boring? That made me more able to accept an issue I had from the romantic angle. All of this made Graceling an OK book. Let’s do a little more of this whole turning tables thing.


My issue is that firstly, what Po and Katsa have is not love. I was expecting well-developed relations between the kingdoms and between normal people and Graced people. They are complex and ever evolving. Aug 18, Krystle rated it did not like it. Katsa is fun to read about.

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The plot took a while to kick in but I loved the characters and I have a new ship! I am once again convinced that Cashore is a very talented writer with a great future ahead of her.

Her freedom would be not be her own; it would be Po’s to give or to withhold. A teenage werewolf falls for a girl, who helps him find a way to become human. So, pacing was occasionally a problem, but not the actual words themselves.

Learn more More Like This. A smart, beautiful young woman lives in a world where select people born with an extreme skill — called a Grace — are feared and exploited. She could have taught the girls who cut her hair, who so relied on the men in their lives to protect them, how to hold a knife or be self-sufficient but she simply moved on and forgot about them.