Graceling, Book 1

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 471 pages
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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.      With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.  
  

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First, this cover art is STUNNING. - Goodreads
BOOM #3: Pacing The pacing was slow. - Goodreads
I just love their banter and sweet moments. - Goodreads
I thought the plot was well thought out and developed. - Goodreads
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This book had a great plot with some surprizing twists. - Goodreads

Review: Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

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Let's get this done. My dinner is getting cold, and I have dreams to crush. Ready? Andiamo! BOOM #1: Katsa While I love the author's intent for empowerment with Katsa, she was a bit too much of a ... Read full review

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I am so disappointed right now. I was absolutely LOVING this book and everything about it...then about 1/2 way through, the author lost me as a fan entirely. I felt like she went away from telling the ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
17
CHAPTER THREE
24
CHAPTER FOUR
34
CHAPTER FIVE
43
CHAPTER SIX
52
CHAPTER SEVEN
58
CHAPTER EIGHT
72
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
255
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
267
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
277
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
287
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
300
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
307
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
319
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
329

CHAPTER NINE
82
CHAPTER TEN
96
CHAPTER ELEVEN
106
CHAPTER TWELVE
116
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
126
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
144
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
165
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
173
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
184
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
202
CHAPTER NINETEEN
223
CHAPTER TWENTY
235
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
244
CHAPTER THIRTY
346
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
361
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
372
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
392
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
403
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
411
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
426
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
437
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
447
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
461
EPILOGUE
467
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
472
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About the author (2008)

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. 

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