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Kristin Cashore

Forfatter af Graceling

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(eng) Kristin Cashore has been writing in-house type educational publications for several years; those nonfiction early readers in topics such as history, politics and biology are written by the SAME Kristin Cashore who authored (novels) Graceling and Fire. Please do not split the author!


Værker af Kristin Cashore

Graceling (2008) 10,387 eksemplarer
Fire (2009) 5,491 eksemplarer
Bitterblue (2012) 3,436 eksemplarer
Jane, Unlimited (2017) 702 eksemplarer
Winterkeep (2021) 640 eksemplarer
Seasparrow (2022) 228 eksemplarer
Graceling Graphic Novel (2021) 111 eksemplarer
Insect or Arachnid? (2005) 31 eksemplarer
Warm and Fuzzy (2005) 26 eksemplarer
Grow a Tomato! (2005) 24 eksemplarer
Kristin Cashore eSampler (2012) 15 eksemplarer
Dangerous Storms (2009) 14 eksemplarer
Storm Danger! (2005) 13 eksemplarer
Abraham Lincoln (2005) 11 eksemplarer
Rob, Mom, and Socks (2005) 9 eksemplarer
The Market Adventure (2009) 7 eksemplarer
D Is for Democracy (2005) 7 eksemplarer
Polar Life (Science 2006) (2005) 7 eksemplarer
Take The Subway (2005) 6 eksemplarer
Our Government (Social Studies) (2005) 6 eksemplarer
The Show Must Go On! (2005) 5 eksemplarer
Urbanization of America (2005) 4 eksemplarer
Tom and Pam (2005) 4 eksemplarer
That's Entertainment! (2005) 4 eksemplarer
Growing and Changing Cities (2005) 3 eksemplarer
Lights, Camera, Action! (2005) 3 eksemplarer
New Problems New Solutions (2005) 3 eksemplarer
There Is a Door in This Darkness (2024) 2 eksemplarer
A Vet for All Animals 2 eksemplarer
Výjimečná (2009) 1 eksemplar
Sir Tom (2005) 1 eksemplar
Sir Tom (2005) 1 eksemplar
Swamp Life 1 eksemplar
Predator and Prey 1 eksemplar
Water on Earth 1 eksemplar
What is Light? 1 eksemplar

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Simmons College (M.A.|Children's Literature)
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
dog runner
packer in candy factory
editorial assistant
legal assistant
freelance writer
Faye Bender
Kort biografi
Kristin Cashore grew up in a rural area of the northeast Pennsylvania, as the second of four daughters. During her childhood she read constantly. She received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, where she worked with Liza Ketchum and was named a Virginia Haviland Scholar. She has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, and a legal assistant. She is a freelance educational writer who writes content for textbooks and teacher editions, as well as book reviews for The Horn Book Guide and other publications. Since 2008 she also wrote fantasy novels for Young Adults.

She has lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, Sydney, Boston, Cambridge, Austin, Italy and even London before settling, for the moment, in Massachusetts.
Oplysning om flertydighed
Kristin Cashore has been writing in-house type educational publications for several years; those nonfiction early readers in topics such as history, politics and biology are written by the SAME Kristin Cashore who authored (novels) Graceling and Fire. Please do not split the author!




In a world where there were not so many somewhat more original, somewhat better constructed, and somewhat more well paced books featuring young women with special powers and difficult relatives, I would have rated this somewhat more highly. Graceling Katsa, an exemplary fighter from childhood with speed, endurance, accuracy is used as a enforcer by her uncle the King but has her own agenda. After meeting Po a graceling with different but similarly effective talents she realizes that she can and must claim her own freedom.… (mere)
quondame | 574 andre anmeldelser | Nov 11, 2023 |
Representation: N/A?
Trigger warnings: Death of a character in the past, blood depiction, near-death experience, animal death, hypothermia, blood depiction, physical injury
Score: Six points out of ten.
This review can also be found on The StoryGraph.

I recently added this book to my list and I had high expectations for this considering I've never read from this author before and this is a start of a series but unfortunately I have two statements to make, one I was underwhelmed by this and probably won't continue with the series and two, oh wait the library I got this from only has the first book and won't get the sequels since they got their last batch this year. Where do I even begin? It starts with the main character Katsa or Kat for short and she lives in one of the seven kingdoms of this world; that's where the first problems with this book emerge. First off is the worldbuilding, it's just not there, there's no explanation for how the kingdoms were formed or the Grace system, I can't wrap my head around it. Second off is the characters, they weren't that fleshed out and the only thing that made Katsa special is that she can kill people with her bare hands and she has different coloured eyes, the other people were meh and the pacing is slow to say the least. Now with that out of the way Katsa initially lives by herself until she meets this person called Prince Po who is a sovereign of a kingdom whose name I forgot and that is why readers consider this a "romantasy", a fantasy romance like Fourth Wing however I wasn't a fan of this one. Most of the book revolves around Katsa's new relationship with Po and there were some events that garnered some interest like that horse scene and meeting new people like Leck who dies later and Bitterblue, I struggled to find a connection with them even when Bitterblue got better at fighting with Katsa's help. That's essentially it. What a shame.… (mere)
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Law_Books600 | 574 andre anmeldelser | Nov 3, 2023 |
I liked this book but not nearly as much as Graceling. It had a pacing problem for me. I thought ultimately it was a little long. The story would have been better if it was tightened up. There was a lot of redundancy in The plot. No one captivated me either. I was interested in the characters but not breathless with where they would go next. Still a fun read and has done nothing to diminish my desire to read Biterblue.
cdaley | 290 andre anmeldelser | Nov 2, 2023 |
A fun book with a really interesting main character. I liked the world building on this one a lot. It was hard for me to not jump right into the next book. The live story in the book was really touching also. This book was a lot of fun to read. I am glad the the scone one is out and the third one is coming in May.
cdaley | 574 andre anmeldelser | Nov 2, 2023 |



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