"Our Leader the Mockingjay" – Official Teaser Trailer
- friend: I'm still on denial that Zuko was crowned at 16
- me: Bitterblue was at 10
- friend: Bitterblue wins
- me: Bitterblue always wins
A little drawing of Katsa from the novel Graceling by Kristin Cashore
This book takes place in a midevil time period in a place known as The Seven Kingdoms. Katsa is a Graceling; whose appearance is known by the discoloration of her eyes (blue and green). Gracelings are known to have special skills that can range from holding their breath underwater for a extended amount of time to Katsa’s skill of being able to kill someone with her bare hands. With this skill she is used as her King uncle’s attack dog. Throughout the book you will see her struggle to convince herself that she is not just some weapon and that she must stand up for what she believes in.
I highly recommend this book if you are into a badass main character and a interesting setting that has all the stuff you love: war, fighting, love, political restlessness, and much more. It has a Game of Thrones feel and a (dare I say) Hunger Games feel.
If you’re looking for some new novels with strong female protagonists, look no further than the Graceling realm of Kristin Cashore. Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue are not sequels, but more companion books that take place in the same realm. All highly recommended. I read these books over and over…
So let’s talk about the Graceling Trilogy for a minute….
Pretty much it’s an amazing series. Kristin Cashore is awesome and she creates all of these amazing characters. All of her protagonists are bad ass women and she does such a great job writing them. She has women that kick literal ass and women with power and best of all complicated realistic women. She even talks about how women are constantly being sexualized by the people around them. She has women who don’t want to get married, and women who do want to but can’t and women who haven’t really had a choice in the matter. She creates complicated people and a complicated society. I can’t even begin to explain how amazing this series is, everybody just go read it.
I’m re-reading Fire right now (or more accurately, reading all the way to the end for the first time), and I’ve been thinking about something Cashore does in these books that writers too rarely think to do, especially in adventure-driven plots - she creates narratives in the…
“There’s a chance that the old Peeta, the one who loves you, is still inside. Trying to get back to you. Don’t give up on him.”
Had this cutie at work tonight. He just learned how to pick up his ears 😍
bold text in lowercase kinda feels like when a parent is really steamed but they’re talking in a low composed tone so you know you’re in the shit now
denny’s reminds you to behave accordingly at this weekend’s festivities. we also remind you that after you’re all con-ed out, we’d love to see your costumes and serve you late into the night. cosplayers are welcome at dencon 24/7.