Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Graceling by Kristin Cashore....

A reminder that we have a TAB meeting this week Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
In other news....

I've been reading "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore after hearing wonderful things about it from many of you. I was shocked by how readable the book was and although I'm normally not a HUGE fantasy reader, the writing and the imagery are enough to take even a skeptic like me in. Katsa, the heroine of the story, is "graced" with the ability to fight and survive unlike anything the kingdoms have seen. Her king regularly has her carry out missions for him that she ends up despising, and so turns on him and flees his kingdom in order to stay true to herself and not inflict pain on innocent people.
She leaves king Randa's kingdom with Po, another Graceling who has the ability to read minds in the hopes of finding out which kingdom had previously kidnapped Po's grandfather. In the meantime, a love story develops and Po and Katsa become a big more than friends.
There is one adventure after another this epic (!) novel, and I can easily see why the ALA voted it a "Notable Book for Teens." Read this one. You'll love it.

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