April 23rd, 2010
By Kristin Cashore
Here’s the cover blurb: “In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.”
I was blown away by this book. Sucked right into Katsa’s journey and struggles in a way I haven’t experienced in a long time. This book isn’t as intense as The Hunger Games, but it has a magic all of its own. It’s a love story and a story of acceptance, of coming to peace with yourself.
It was an excellent read with astonishing world building. Kristin gives you just enough description to form the world in your mind without overloading you, which I love. I don’t like to be overwhelmed with descriptions.
Verdict: Read it, you won’t regret it.
April 23rd, 2010
It’s Flashback Friday over on the GotYA Blog, and they’ve invited everyone to participate!
This week’s topic is: Movies that Shaped Our Generation
Now, my generation may be a little different than yours or theirs (Hey, I’m 25, Twilight is not shaping my generation).
The Princess Bride- So epically wonderful ::sigh:: We used to watch this in the Drama classroom between our rehearsals when I was in high school. It just doesn’t get any better.
The Little Mermaid- Okay, so maybe it didn’t shape the boys, but it certainly did the girls of my generation. I used to watch this movie every day, over and over again. And my mom still has the original VHS version with one of the original covers that were recalled because of an artist being…uhm…less than appropriate.
Silence of the Lambs- That movie still scares me.
And last, but certainly not least…
Scary Movie- Hahahaha. Yes, remember how funny it was when the first one came out? Epic.