Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore Graceling
     471 pp.  Graphia.  2008 ISBN: 978-0-547-25830-0
     (High School)

Some Gracelings are top chefs, others are skilled warriors.  Katsa’s Grace is the ability to kill a person with her bare hands; a Grace she discovered at the tender age of eight.  Katsa doesn’t enjoy having the reputation of a cold-hearted killer, courtesy of her king who uses her to do his bidding.  Once she meets Po, Graced with skills in combat, her life begins to change.  Katsa learns to open herself to others, while she learns some new truths about her Grace and her world.  Kristin Cashore’s debut novel was a pleasant surprise.  I don’t always enjoy fantasy novels, but Graceling had me hooked from start to finish.  Cashore is a gifted story teller who has created an unforgettable world.  S.A.

My little Alice "reading" while I read Graceling


  1. Joe pazz says:

    That book sounds a little…..strange.

    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      It’s so very cool. Katsa’s a very tough, no nonsense character. There are quite a few twists as well.

  2. renee montague says:

    hehe=] i love the picture of the cat alice haha i wonder how you came up with that name ….cough cough… twilight cough lol

  3. MacKenzie Smith says:

    haha I love the picture of alice, you always said she would curl up to you while you read ( :

  4. To be honest, I did not think Graceling was that amazing. I know you had to write that for your class because you are trying to lure people in to read the book, but it was OK.

    I don’t like to leave books unfinished or if there is a series I lik to red them all. I decided to red the second one which is Fire. Bleck! Graceling was tons better than Fire! Her characters did not have the same depth as they did in the first book.

    But of course, that is just my opinion. Just trying to save you time from reading. 🙂

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