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Graceling de Kristin Cashore
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Graceling (edició 2008)

de Kristin Cashore

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8,779552675 (4.13)1 / 694
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
Membre:rrhsmichelle
Títol:Graceling
Autors:Kristin Cashore
Informació:Harcourt Children's Books (2008), Hardcover, 480 pages
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Valoració:***
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Graceling de Kristin Cashore

  1. 323
    Els Jocs de la Fam de Suzanne Collins (librarymeg, saltypepper)
    saltypepper: The heroines' voices are very similar, maybe due to their similar response to the awful circumstances they find themselves in.
  2. 281
    Fire de Kristin Cashore (SheReads, Usuari anònim)
    SheReads: Prequel to Graceling about different characters.
    Usuari anònim: because you get the same different world paranormal thing and you get the romance and the good conquers evil
  3. 230
    The Hero and the Crown de Robin McKinley (Aerrin99, humouress)
    Aerrin99: Aerin and Katsa are both gifted women who struggle to find the line between respect and fear. Also, they kick butt.
    humouress: The way the heroines feel like outsiders because of their heritage is similar, as is the way the authors describe the way the heroines think.
  4. 201
    Alanna: The First Adventure de Tamora Pierce (francescadefreitas, helgagrace, espertus)
    espertus: Both Graceling and the Lioness quartet are stories of strong but vulnerable young women wanting to use their considerable powers for good and maintain their identity in the face of romance.
  5. 170
    Poison Study de Maria V. Snyder (deadbookdarling)
    deadbookdarling: Both are set in magical worlds, have strong female leads and a dash of romance.
  6. 170
    The Blue Sword de Robin McKinley (foggidawn, Aerrin99, humouress)
    Aerrin99: For stories that feature interesting and strong woman matched with equally interesting and strong men, with a dash of danger, adventure, and magic tossed in, try either of these books!
    humouress: The way the heroines feel like outsiders because of their heritage is similar, as is the way the authors describe the way the heroines think.
  7. 90
    Terrier de Tamora Pierce (notemily)
  8. 83
    The Thief de Megan Whalen Turner (notemily, C.Vick)
    C.Vick: While different in essence, I think Turner's Attolia books have a similar feel to Graceling.
  9. 50
    Finnikin of the Rock de Melina Marchetta (alaskabookworm)
  10. 61
    First Test de Tamora Pierce (foggidawn)
  11. 30
    The Singer of All Songs de Kate Constable (bbrux)
    bbrux: Young woman on an adventure to discover her hidden talents.
  12. 30
    Uprooted de Naomi Novik (cransell)
    cransell: Both excellent YA fantasy with strong female characters and great world building.
  13. 20
    Mistwood de Leah Cypess (foggidawn)
  14. 20
    Cinder de Marissa Meyer (justjukka)
    justjukka: Protagonist is relegated to third-class citizenship because of her gifts and must overcome prejudice.
  15. 21
    Throne of Glass de Sarah J. Maas (luna_lovegood)
    luna_lovegood: Exactly as kazhout said "strong, beautiful, intelligent, and sassy." Plus, badass and good heart.
  16. 43
    Divergent de Veronica Roth (hairball, Echocliffs)
    hairball: Young women rebelling against their prescribed role.
  17. 21
    The Queen of Attolia de Megan Whalen Turner (Nikkles)
  18. 10
    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit de Nahoko Uehashi (avatiakh)
  19. 00
    The Demon King de Cinda Williams Chima (furieous)
  20. 00
    Sabriel de Garth Nix (ajwseven)

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  ejmw | Aug 4, 2021 |
I enjoyed Graceling more than I actually expected to. It starts out slowly and ends a bit abruptly, but there was something about it that kept me going right to the end.

Plotwise, the story starts with main character Katsa kicking ass as a sort of enforcer for the King. She's not thrilled with the idea, but what choice does she have? Halfway through the story, she meets Po and ends up running off to what feels like a completely different plotline (although to be fair, they are tangentially related by way of Po's grandfather. They end up on the run from Mad King Bad Guy, cross some mountains... and then the story sort of ends. It's not a terrible story, but I felt like it was a bit light at times and tended to drop things without warning.

The magical aspects worldbuilding is interesting, although I'm not completely sure how much I actually like it. The basic idea is that there are relatively rare people born with Graces--essentially one thing or another that a person is superhumanly good at. A perfect memory. Swimming like a fish. Not having to sleep. Reading minds. Fighting. It's an interesting idea, but it's also a bit too fluid for my tastes. The Graces aren't well defined. Even if you think you know what your Grace does, you might be wrong. And they tend to change or grow over time. Perhaps it's the sort of thing you're more into, but it's not for me.

The rest of the worldbuilding isn't particularly interesting to the point of being unbelievable. The kingdoms are literally named Middluns, Nander, Wester, Estill, and Sunder. The other two--Monsea and Lienid--are at least slightly better. Also, one of the characters we meet later in the book and spend a decent chunk of time with is named Bitterblue. But why... Other than that, there's really not much to the worldbuilding. It's basic psuedo-European fantasy like we've seen time and time again. So it goes.

Characterwise, I didn't particularly care for Katsa (the main character) at first. She's abrasive to just about everyone. She absolutely hates mind readers for reasons that are never entirely clear. At least once she meets Po, she lightens up a bit. I like Po. He's funny and a good counterpart to Katsa. Bitterblue is amusing and probably a bit too old feeling for her age. King Bad Guy makes a pretty good villain, although there's not really any complexity to him, which is a bummer.

Overall, it's a fun read and well worth it. I look forward to the sequels.

Finally, I wanted to know a bit more:

King Randa just sort of becomes irrelevant halfway through the book. What's goingt o happen tehre?

Where did King Leks come from?

What's with the Graces changing over time? How do Graces even work?

What's going to happen next? At least there are sequels.

Side note: Other reviews seem to be absolutely obsessed with either the feminist underpinnings in this book or the premarital sex. They're almost as interesting to read as the book itself--just to see how two different people can get completely different things out of the same text. People are strange sometimes. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
I really liked the concept of the Graces. I really liked Katsa who is fierce and strong. The world building was great. It was such a great book that combines fantasy with romance. ( )
  KellyChau | Jul 16, 2021 |
Story of a "graced" woman named Katsa, who decides that killing for her uncle is immoral, and accompanies another graceling on a quest to find out who kidnapped his grandfather. Together they battle a skilled adversary with a surprising (and difficult to defeat) grace. Good fantasy writer. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Teen fiction/audio. I've heard good things about this series, but I could not enjoy this audio version. The full-cast production sounds like it's been cobbled together with very little regard as to how the finished product will actually sound. Katsa's voice in particular is uninspired.
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
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In a world of gossip girls, it is perhaps refreshing to have a teenage heroine who cuts off all her hair because it gets in her way; and Kristin Cashore’s eccentric and absorbing first novel, “Graceling,” has such a heroine. Katsa is tough, awkward, beautiful and consumed by pressing moral issues
 

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For my mother,
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