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Katsa went and did this, did that, felt this, and so on and so forth. A lot of the Gracelings have different eyes from everyone else, but Katsa has some beautiful ones.

The worldbuilding of this series is super good, first of all, and I love how the graces are a neutral element – both good and bad, depending on their use. View all 10 comments.

And the pacing is so slow Gracwling started begging for a dragon to just come out of no where and rea,m Katsa or do a fun little tap dance just to make things interesting. Womanly strength is not ‘one’ thing. I could only add a long chain of derogatory adjectives, but since they tend to weaken argumentation, I shall refrain.

She even created the Council to help the oppressed and their latest mission was to save the father of the King of Lienid. There’s a special balance between believable and ridiculous, and I’m sorry, but this is way over into the ridiculous area.


This Is My Secret. I really wasn’t big on Katsa, though.

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore (1 star ratings)

Po confronts Leck, but is severely wounded and has to hide in the woods in Monsea, while Katsa and Bitterblue flee through a dangerous and inaccessible mountain pass. Thus, love is at its core sacrificial and giving. That wasn’t the only pacing problem, though. View all 6 comments. Where are the genuinely strong females? She could have taught the girls who cut her hair, who so relied on the men in their lives to protect them, how to hold a knife or be self-sufficient but she simply moved on reaalm forgot about them.

Being a Graceling means you have different powers. Who would want to kidnap the old man, and why? She eralm her mother I don’t remember her name because honestly I didn’t care ran away from Leck who is graced with the power of like manipulation or something. But the dialogue was good, clearly well thought-out, and for a high fantasy setting the tense and person was well-chosen.

Review: Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore – The Lit Bitch

I admit, I have not read them yet, but book 1 won the Newberry Honor medal, and many “picky” reviewers say they are fantastic. Femininity does not equate to weakness so stop shaming people because of it. View all 22 comments. Email required Address never made public.

There’s also David Eddgings’ The Belgariad series. Po and Katsa get into a very physical relationship. I don’t know what it is, but it feels so classic fantasy in a good way? Does he have a good reason for this? And I’m not even going to talk about how very influential they’re at that age because maybe if the author at least hasn’t tried to teach them anything which she did – to be a “feminist” I wouldn’t be that disturbed by this as I am now.


Review: Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore

However, it should bear in one’s mind that this book is written in an old-timey fantasy setting where people didn’t really give a shit about the needs of horses or the injustice of foie gras. She is horrified of being tied down acshore someone in marriage but decides casual sex is okay.

The other big problem is the black-and-white world-building. Katsa’s anti-marriage, anti-children attitude seemed unnecessarily stringent, and unlikely to be such a completely final decision in a very young woman, maybe 20 years old.

I would have given it 5 stars SO the 1st half of the book So, pacing was occasionally a problem, but not the actual words themselves. Talk about fast romance.

Katsa’s views also express the kind of feminism that seem to be extremely critical of other women’s choices, which I gracelihg off-putting. It takes place in a world where Gracelings, or people with special powers, are identified as children by their eye colors and put in the service of the king.

During my rezlm in Boston, I got an M. Sue Ellen Beauregard, author of “Top 10 first novels for youth on audio” of the Audiobook reviewsaid that it had “[m]any layered fantasy adventures.