Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) Read Online Free - Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight - she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king's thug.
When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, 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...
|Title||:||Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||471 pages|
October 29, 2009
I wanted so badly to like this book. It has so much going for it. It is original and inventive. I never once caught myself thinking, "Now, where did I read that before? Oh, right, in the last three books!" The idea of the graced, their skills and their mismatched eyes; of the seven kingdoms; of t...
May 29, 2010
Graceling by Kristin Cashore follows in a burgeoning market for strong female characters.
Katsa is much like Katniss from The Hunger Games in her naive perception of the world, her coldness and tendency towards pragmatic practicality. She is similar to Xhex from the Black Dagger Brotherhood in her...
November 29, 2009
Graceling has a beautiful cover, great premise, and lots of hype, and would be a terrific novel if it weren’t for the terrible writing and atrocious main character.
What is with the awkward sentence structures and prose in this book? "In these dungeons the darkess was complete, but Katsa had a ma...
March 30, 2012
First thing I need to point out is that I consider myself a feminist, even as far as to take an active role is such matters. Previously, I have written articles on Feministing and I honestly think so many of these issues are still very important in today's world. However you look at it, the batt...
May 19, 2012
it is so hard to write reviews for books i actually like. no, love.
talking about this book is like trying to describe to someone a relationship from long ago that was bittersweet and is now over, but i have never had a relationship that involved so many horses and swordplay, not even metaphorical...
September 09, 2016
I happen to like books which feature kick-ass feminist heroines and are light on the romance so I should like this book, right?
Yeah, but I don't.
First of all, Katsa acts like a petulant little girl throughout the entire book, not some strong feminist poster woman. Katsa shows...
June 29, 2013
What I think about when I hear the name...
- Po the Panda
- Po from Telletubbies
- A crazy guy (like Edgar Allen Poe)
- Mutant Katniss
- Roar! I'm a T-Rex!
- Tea Leaf
- A modern name, which you will NOT find in a medieval place.
- Ranting + Panda...
September 06, 2017
Okay, so this was a re-read on audio and I thought it was really cool with the multiple narrators and music and stuff. But sometimes one of the voices rubbed me the wrong way and the music went from fantasy to what sounded like western music. Lol. Maybe it was just me! I still loved the book thou...
January 24, 2012
Update 1/24/2012. I probably should already stop being surprised by the fact that every time I reread a book, I come up with something new to say (or feel) about it. Looks like my previous reading of Graceling caused a lengthy rant. Yeah, no such strong feelings this time.
This time, I was able t...
June 01, 2017
“When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?”
I honestly didn’t know anything about this, but I'd seen it around and finally it was recommended enough. I was really surprised by the depth of this story and the chara...