Graceling

By Kristin Cashore
(Graphia Books, Paperback, 9780547258300, 471pp.)

Publication Date: September 2009

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Description
Kristin Cashore's best-selling, award-winning fantasy "Graceling" tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa's is killing. As the king's niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace . . . and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance ) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world. Awards: Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, winner of the SIBA Book Award/YA, Indies Choice Book Award Honor Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, 2008 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Amazon.com's Best Books of 2008, 2008 Booklist Editors Choice, Booklist's 2008 Top Ten First Novels for Youth, 2009 Amelia Bloomer List, BCCB 2009 Blue Ribbon List Don t miss the sequel "Fire," also a New York Times bestseller and ALA Best Book for Young Adults, winner of the 2010 Cybil for YA Fantasy/Sci Fi and the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award.




About the Author
Kristin Cashore earned her master s degree from the Center for the Study of Children s Literature at Simmons College. She has been a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, and a freelance writer. Kristin currently resides in Florida, where her daily activities include walking along the St. Johns River.
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