Monday, October 25, 2010

Fire written by Kristin Cashore

Fire is a companion to Gracling. I am not certain of the connection between Fire and Gracling except that Fire can read minds and control minds. That probably is Fire's grace, her gift. It tells the story of a young monster in the shape of a human who is hated because of her difference and supernatural abilities. It is a fantasy but much of the book is about warring neighbors with a slight twist of romance between the characters.

It was okay not as spell binding as Gracling, took me longer to read then Gracling. I had to push myself to finish reading Fire.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gracling written by Kristin Cashore

Wow, this book was not what I expected. With the cover displaying a sword I thought for certain it was about knights, seeking the truth and that sort of thing. It is true the book does begin with a secret rescue of a grandfather, sheltering him at a castle. But from there the book goes head long into a romance. Katsa not realizing that Giddon is in love with her. Katsa vowed never to marry or have children. Then along comes Po, it is his grandfather that was rescued. Po watches Katsa, they train together to fight. They are graced, that you need to read the book to find out about. Katsa and Po leave together to seek why his cousin is in hiding with her daughter. Along the way the romance between the to strengthen. But do they love each other and if so can the love sustain them.

You need to read this romance, this is another book that plays on my heart and I needed tissues to finish the book. The sequel to this is Fire, I will need to read it, perhaps Po and Katsa are in this sequel!