Graceling

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Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
480
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.27 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780152063962

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About the Author

KRISTIN CASHORE has written for The Horn Book Guide, The Looking Glass: An Online Children's Literature Journal, and Children's Literature in Education. She received a master's degree in children's literature from Simmons College. Graceling is Ms.Cashore's first novel. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

Reviews

"Graceling offers a fresh view of the process of learning self-mastery and has a knee-weakening romance . . ." -- Los Angeles Times

"In this debut fantasy, Cashore treats readers to compelling and eminently likeable characters and a story that draws them in from the first paragraph. This is gorgeous storytelling: exciting, stirring, and accessible. Fantasy and romance readers will be thrilled." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Katsa is an ideal adolescent heroine, simultaneously confident of her strengths yet unsure of her place in the world. Every character is crafted with the same meticulous devotion to human comprehensibility, making the villain all the more appalling in his understated, twisted madness. In a tale filled with graphic violence and subtle heartbreak, gentle passion and savage kindness, matter-of-fact heroics and bleak beauty, no defeat is ever total and no triumph comes without cost. Grace-full, in every sense." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Intrigue, death, love, a little sex, and pitched battles create a sure winner for mature fantasy fans." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"With a butt-kicking but emotionally vulnerable heroine, [Graceling] should appeal to fans of recent girl-power urban fantasies, as well as readers who've graduated from Tamora Pierce's Tortall series." -- The Horn Book

"Cashore strikes a strong balance between adventure, drama and romance--bloody battles and sexual tension co-exist in equal measure--and Katsa's combination of pride in her unique talents and vulnerability in her self-doubts make her a strongly sympathetic character. Readers will identify closely with this young woman, whose coming of age also involves coming to terms with a talent that is both a blessing and a curse." -- BookPage

"The teenage characters in this novel, like those we may know in life, grow into their graces. They realize that their monstrous individuality is not so monstrous after all." -- New York Times Book Review

"Here's a WOW of a book! Seeing half-wild Katsa learn humanity as she battles soldiers, storms, and her own obsessive nature--I HAD to know how it ended!" -- Tamora Pierce, author of New York Times bestseller Bloodhound