graceling kristin cashore

by Kristin Cashore

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Book 16 of 182 in the Best Young Adult Fantasy Books
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Discover the Graceling Realm in this unforgettable, award-winning novel from bestselling author Kristin Cashore
 
A New York Times bestseller
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature Winner
Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal,Booklist, and BCCB Best Book of the Year
 
“Rageful, exhilarating, wistful in turns" (The New York Times Book Review) with “a knee weakening romance” (LA Times).  Graceling is a thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure that will resonate deeply with anyone trying to find their way in the world.
 
Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, who is smart and beautiful and lives in the Seven Kingdoms where selected people are born with a Grace, a special talent that can be anything at all. Katsa’s Grace is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his brutal enforcer. Until the day she meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, and Katsa’s life begins 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.

Awards: Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, winner of the SIBA Book Award/YA, Indies Choice Book Award Honor Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2008 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Amazon.com’s Best Books of 2008, 2008 Booklist Editors’ Choice, Booklist’s 2008 Top Ten First Novels for Youth, 2009 Amelia Bloomer List, BCCB 2009 Blue Ribbon List

And don’t miss the sequel Fire and companion Bitterblue, both award-winning, New York Times bestsellers, and full of Kristin Cashore’s elegant, evocative prose and unforgettable characters.
 

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3 comments
Anonymous | 2013-06-29 07:17:23
graceling is a great book about a female protagonist who works basically under the thumb of a cruel king, its got a great plot, and an amazing cast of characters the romance ain't bad either very believable and relatable character. if you actually read this book your going to love the other books as well gracelings my favorite but fire and bitterblue especially is really good too. hope you enjoy.
Anonymous | 2014-07-28 02:10:00
Just discovered this series recently - but the moment I opened the first page, I was captured and couldn't put the book down. The series is set in an amazing world where people are born with Graces - an extreme skill, mind-reading or being unbeatable at hand-fighting. Katsa, the protagonist, is one such rare Graceling. Graceling has a great plot and is guaranteed to make you yearn for more!
Anonymous | 2014-09-26 10:47:23
I am a 14 years old and I absolulty love this series! I really like fansty books in genral (like Harry Potter,and Twilight) but this one just blew me away.It is the perfect balance of fansty, action, and romance. I could not put it down, to be honest I am pretty sure I read the whole book in a day or two it was so great. I have recommended this book to many of my firends and i recomnded it to you to. Hope you enjoy it as much as me !
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