Sunday, August 23, 2009


I just finished reading Graceling and I absolutely loved it. It wasn't a book I planned on reading, but I found the cover very interesting. For this one I listened to it on audio. It had a full cast of narrators, that help bring the story to life. I wish all audio's were narrated with a full cast. This book was a wonderful read with an intriguing plot and with characters you can't help but love. I highly recommend this one.

Book Description:

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 . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone

Fire is to be released on October 5th.
It is a companion/prequel to Graceling

Book Description:

She is the last of her kind...

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

Book 3: Bitterblue- TBA
Author Website- Kristin Cashore


  1. Hi Anna,
    Sounds like some pretty good YA. I do want to read this book, and is that the title of a third I see there. I did not know that, nice :)
    I do love the covers too, simple yet not

  2. Anna, I just finished this book on Satursday and loved it too! Really looking forward to Fire.

  3. I have to get this on audio now. I was going to read it but I love full cast audio!

  4. I'm really looking forward to Fire too.

    Yep that is the third title, according to Kristin Cashore's blog. Thats where I found it.

  5. Sounds like a great read Anna, and you are quite correct, the cover is compelling.


  6. I'm so glad you loved this book. I've had it on my TBR for so long, but I'm definitely moving it up. Especially knowing it's prequel, FIRE, is to be released so soon! I want in on the buzz! :D

  7. I bought Graceling for my stepdaughter's birthday this summer, she loved this book. I plan on trying to read it also. Glad to know you enjoyed it too!! :)



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