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Blogger Love with Behind A Million and One Pages


  

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Behind a Million and One Pages

 

  Graceling

by Kristin Cashore 

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.

Gina’s Review:

The beautiful cover first grabbed my attention of this book. Then the name. Then the blurb. Now after I’ve finished this my attention was focused on this book the whole time and I loved it! The story and what happened within the confines of each page sets a new kind of adventure in a new world that we seem fit to suddenly be gone into.
Words to describe Katsa is that she is a fighter. Not in the Grace sense but in life, she fights for herself…eventually, and becomes her own person. But she can’t help but look back into the past and decide to judge people based on how they know her and who they talk to and basically their sex. She believes that all males are like Rev or like Leck who are power hungry and don’t allow any freedom to females or to those below their own power. BUT, then at the end when you think she’s going to want to marry Po she doesn’t even give a hint as to that as if it were no thought of that sort came into her mind.I would have wished for something more. This book didn’t really have a…..ok well in it’s own way it did have a fully dramatic situation but it was something to which we do not rarely see. Usually we are known to see full on battles and struggles all in the final paces to the last page of the book when we ferociously read faster to know what happens. This book doesn’t do that but it does with the fact of Po’s incident have the same sort of dramatic scene, this though did but did not pull us constantly through the last pages of the book because we were thinking of what was going to happen and not caught up enough on his struggles to completely stop thinking and to just read. The revelation of his incident and the kill that Katsa and Po have worked the whole book for has also fallen short. A few sentences do not suffice when it comes to the kill of the hard target that has a top notch guard and mind controling skills. In other words, the story dragged on a bit in places where it shouldn’t have but then in others there wasn’t enough because of the way that it was led up to.“I’m not going to wear a red dress,” she said.
“It would look stunning, My Lady,” she called.
She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. “If there’s anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I’ll hit him in the face.”

Blogger Q&A:

How long ago did you start your blog?

 Literally a couple days ago on the 24th October, still seems like there’s so much to do and I wonder if I get everything right. I hesitate to asking questions about “how-to” because sometimes I feel like I’m annoying the other person for asking simple blogging questions. I’m getting ideas as well from other sites, like I want to start hosting my own “meme” thingy called “Coverday Friday” very soon.

 Why did you decide to start a blog?

 I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while now actually. Now that I’ve officially finished school I thought that this was the time to start a book blog. And Goodreads actually helped me decide as well, some of my friends liked my reviews and that just persuaded me more. I also was constantly looking at blogs that I just so happen to randomly find and also my friends on Goodreads eventually persuaded me to do a blog as well after I asked them about it.

 How did you choose your blog name?

 Long story short. I used this name for a creative writing peace for my last ever (HSC) English exam. It had to relate to (the dreaded word) “Belonging”. Kind of based this short story around Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (I haven’t read it but based from the GR synopsis) but the other way around.

Girl prefers digital world to real word with human contact.

Dropped out of school.

Blogging sensation.

She is blogging about who she really is and one of her experiences that led to her preference over the digital world to the outside world.

And I also used it because after I wrote this piece I couldn’t get the name out of my head.

 Lightening Round:

 Ebook or hard copy?

 Hard Copy!! (but I don’t mind eBooks either, most of my ARC’s are eBooks)

 Chocolate or Vanilla?

 Chocolate!! Need I say more?

 Winter or Summer?

 Winter! I love the cold weather and the rain! (My favourite is actually Autumn but Winter is great too)

 Favorite Author?

 Juliet Marillier! I haven’t found one of her books that I don’t like or love!

 What are you reading now?

 Fractured Light (ARC) by Rachel McClellan

 *Thank you Gina, for sharing your review with us and taking the time to answer our questions!!!

So, go on over and check out Gina’s Blog!!!

Gina has started her own meme, please check it out!

 

Behind a Million and One Pages

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Author:

Heather is a happily married wife & Mom of 2 daughters and three four legged kids. She began her addiction to reading with the Twilight Saga. Mainly she reads anything in the young adult genre and is always on the lookout for the newest bestseller!

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