Klimatkrisen

Klimatkrisen är just det – en kris. Det fanns de som nekade faktumet (bevisad fakta) att vi människor påverkar planeten på ett sätt som inte kommer att hålla i längden. Vi släpper ut mer koldioxid än naturen kan ta upp, skövlar fler träd än vad som är hållbart, slänger skräp efter oss när soptunnan står några meter bort, dumpar skräp i havet; låter det sjunka för att sedan inte längre synas. Nu när sopsäcken inte längre är inom synhåll är problemet inte längre mitt, bördan kan jag nu enkelt plocka från mina axlar och låta kastas över bord tillsammans med skräpet.

Vi kan inte fortsätta såhär; naturen protesterar, alla arter protesterar och ändå finns det de som vänder huvudet bort för att istället se mot fabrikerna som massproducerar kläder som ska bäras vid några få tillfällen och skyskraporna som blir högre och högre. Detta fungerar inte.

Att neka klimatkrisen kanske kändes som en lösning förut, men det var det inte. Ett problem löser sig inte själv, då vore det inget problem. En kris liknar ett problem; det löser sig inte själv. Skillnaden är att krisen inte kan skjutas upp till morgondagen. Den måste behandlas omedelbart.

Det räcker inte längre att göra allt vi kan. Vi måste nu göra det omöjliga.

Ur Greta Thunbergs tal i Sommarpratarna

Kanske låter det deppigt, det kan kännas så. Men nu måste man väga för- och nackdelar. Vad är värt att göra det omöjliga för? Om inte din egen framtid känns som en anledning gör det då för alla andras framtid, för barnet som ännu inte är fött, för skolbarnen som gungar i lekparken och fnissar om vad de vill jobba med som vuxna. Hur de vill gifta sig, hur de vill bo och leva. Gör det för alla andra, för naturen och de arter som inte kan stå upp för sig själva.

Jag är vegetarian sedan ett år tillbaka. Att äta mindre kött, cykla eller åka kollektivt dit man ska, tvätta i lägre temperatur och köpa mer second-hand är en utmärkt start. Någonstans måste man börja på vägen mot en lösning. Tveka aldrig med att prova, vara annorlunda eller ge saker en chans.

Att se problem, att förstå det, är det första steget mot ett sätt att bekämpa det. Än finns det många som vet att klimatkrisen är ett faktum men inte vågar se det i ögonen och visa att man kan göra skillnad. Fler och fler vaknar upp ur dvalan och vill göra något. Var en av dem, känn inspirationen till att plocka skräp eller klimatstrejka. Kanske vill man inte göra något stort som att strejka utan börjar mindre. Jag är själv en av de som börjar mindre. Mitt mål är att vara med och strejka eller övertyga andra att ta krisen i egna händer. Sätt upp ett mål och jobba mot det.

Våga vara modig.

Update and names!

It’s a while ago since I last wrote here. Why? Tbh, I’ve just not felt like writing something. I write reviews in a book (did long before I started this blog actually) and I’ve just stuck with that recently. Right now I’m waiting to get Winter (by Marissa Meyer) and reading the last Harry Potter book. When it’s finished I’ll probably write a post about the whole series, just some thoughts and questions, maybe?

Summer break has been kinda boring here, I mean, what do people do with this much free time? Since I’ve no idea, helping my parents with some stuff at home has my best option.

Since I love to write, I tend to have problems finding names to name my characters. Am I the only one with an actual list of names (from books, movies etc.) that I like? Sadly I lost that list some days ago… Buuuut, here’s some of my favorites:

  • Lexa/Alexa/Lexi. When I heard ‘Lexa’ in The 100 I totally fell in love with it! These names are just beautiful!
  • Zacharias. Heard of someone at school with this name and I was like ‘oh! I need to remember that one for my list!’.
  • Florian. Feels like the perfect summer name to me! This one’s defenitely going to be the name of a character sometime.
  • Andromeda. I’m an astronomy nerd, therefore I also like Bellatrix, Orion and Sirius. Bellatrix was a really beautiful name, then I heard of Bellatrix in the Harry Potter series and now I like it even more! When I first heard of her I was like ‘oh no, please don’t ruin this amazing name for me…’. Believe me, to me it just got even more amazing after meeting Bellatrix Lestrange. She’s such a bad ass!
  • Marisol. It’s a Spanish name, it can mean ‘mar y sol’ which is Spanish for ‘sea and sun’. I also like Sol as a name, it’s short and really lovely.
  • Midnight. It’s such a mysterious name. She was wandering the streets when the darkness had fallen, always in the shadows, hidden and safe in the dark. Her/his name was Midnight.

I don’t know what kind of post this is, I just felt like writing it. My name-list is still very short (I need to find the old one…) so if anyone’s got any names, you’re very welcome to comment them here.

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Scarlet – Marissa Meyer

Goodreads synopsis: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

In this book, which is a modern version of Little Red Riding Hood, was it very many feelings. Hate, anger, desperation, evil. To me it got enforced and sometimes too much. I really appreciate the way Meyer describes the feeling of wanting to give but have to keep fighting, I understand Scarlet in that way. But beyond that? I had a hard time understanding her choices. I didn’t trust either her or Wolf.

I’m so happy I got to follow Cinder in this book too. She’s still my favorite character in the series. The plot in Scarlet was not my favorite (in this series, so far), a lot of unexpected things happened very fastlo. In Cinder I thought it was kinda obvious that it was a modern version (or whatever I should call it) of Cinderella, but it wasn’t as obvious in this book. BUT, I liked how the complicated past (and future) of Cinder and Scarlets life was linked.

I struggled a lot trying to understand who Wolf actually was. Where was his heart? Who was he under of all his problems and decisions? I never understood. I wanted to know more of his past, his choices, his life.

“If you were a gentleman, you would offer to buy me one as well.”

“If you were a lady, you would have waited for me to make the offer.”

Meyer, Scarlet

Favorite character: Cinder

Original title: Scarlet

Rating: 3

Goodreads rating: 4,28


I denna bok som är en modern version/tolkning av Rödluvan fanns många starka känslor. Hat, vrede, kärlek, förtvivlan, ondska. Till max. För mig kändes mycket påtvingat och blev för mycket. Jag uppskattar verkligen hur Meyer beskriver känslan att slitas mellan viljan att ge upp eller att fortsätta kämpa. Det är vackert och ack så sant, man förstår Scarlet. Men utöver detta förstår jag henne inte alls, varför gör hon de val hon gör? Jag litade inte på varken Scarlet eller Wolf.

Jag är väldigt glad att man fick följa Cinder även i denna bok. Hon är fortfarande min favoritkaraktär i serien. Händelseutvecklingen var intressant, det hände flera oväntade saker.

I boken hade jag svårt att komma i underfund med vem Wolf egentligen var, var fanns hans hjärta? Det förstod jag aldrig. Jag ville veta mer om hans val, hans förflutna, hans liv.

I första boken i serien tyckte jag att det var uppenbart att det var en modern version/tolkning (vad man än vill kalla det) av Askungen, men i denna bok var det inte lika tydligt. Dock kopplades Cinders komplicerade förflutna (och framtid…) ihop med Scarlets på ett mycket bra sätt. Det uppskattade jag verkligen!

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

Goodreads synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.

But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for. 

This book! I was so impressed by it and it caught my interest very quick. Never have I read a modern version of a classic like Cinderella, but Meyer wrote the book in a way that I really enjoyed. The protagonist Cinder is, just like Cinderella, kind of alone in her life. Her stepmother and (one of the) stepsister are mean and don’t appreciate her, just like Cinderella. Cinderella really likes animales, they’re her friends. For Cinder it’s androids and being a mechanic that helps her through life. This, how Meyer created a book that’s similar to Cinderella but still it’s own wonderful story, made Cinder a great book.

Not just that the theme was great and how easy it was to see the similarities made me very fascinated, but how Meyer writes. Everything was so well written and there weren’t too many details everywhere. Cinder was also the first book I’ve ever read by Marissa Meyer (wanted to read something by her for some time now) and I’m very happy I decided to give her a chance. I’ll definitely look out for more books written by her!

“I would never lie—” The words faded. She had lied. 

Meyer ch. 36

Review with spoilers

About the similarities between Cinderella and Cinder: I’m so impressed! How lonely both of them felt. even though they had some kind of company (Cinder: Iko. Cinderella: the animales). That Cinder was going to fall for the prince felt predictable but it didn’t make the story boring to read. Having that kind of guess only made me keep reading to see if I was right. Another theory I had during the book was whether Cinder could be the “dead” princess Selene. When I first heard of her and that people conspired about her being alive, I started thinking. Could Cinder, the mechanic, be Selene, the princess who died in a fire? I thought, since Cinderella marries the prince and becomes princess like that, Cinder might also be a princess in some way.


Favorite character: Cinder

Original title: Cinder

Release year: 2012

Rating: 5

Goodreads rating: 4,15


Denna bok alltså! Blev väldigt imponerad och fastnade väldigt snabbt i handlingen! Har aldrig tidigare läst en modern version av en klassisk saga men Meyer har verkligen skrivit något som fångat mitt intresse. Huvudpersonen Cinder är, precis som Askungen, utstött av sin styvmor och styvsyster. En annan sak som liknar klassikern är att Cinder har god hand med robotar eftersom hon är mekaniker. Askungen har andra djur som sina närmaste vänner. Just detta, att Meyer smidigt skapat en bok som liknar Askungen, gjorde Cinder till en underbar bok!

Förutom att temat var väldigt bra och man enkelt förstod likheterna, blev jag djupt fascinerad av hur Meyer skriver. Allt var så välskrivet och detaljerat utan att det blev för mycket. Cinder var den första boken av Marissa Meyer jag någonsin läst (har velat läsa av henne ganska länge) och jag är väldigt glad att jag tillslut läste denna bok. En fantastisk författare!


Recension med spoilers

Angående likheterna mellan Askungen och Cinder är jag väldigt imponerad! Hur ensam de båda karaktärerna kände sig, men de båda hade någon som sällskap (Cinder: Iko. Askungen: djuren). Man förstod att Cinder skulle falla för prinsen kändes förutsägbart men gjorde inte boken tråkig att läsa. Att ha en sådan gissning gjorde endast att jag ville fortsätta läsa och se om jag haft rätt. En annan teori jag hade genom boken var huruvida Cinder möjligen var den “döda” prinsessan Selene. Redan när jag först fick höra att hon försvunnit och att folk konspirerade angående om prinsessan verkligen var död, började jag fundera. Kunde Cinder, mekanikern, kunna vara Selene, prinsessan som dog i en brand? Jag tänkte att eftersom Askungen gifter sig med prinsen och därmed blir prinsessa, kan kanske Cinder vara född prinsessa.

May Wrap-up

Usually I don’t have a reading schedule, I read what I feel like. May was no different, I wanted to read more of the Harry Potter books and read something I’ve heard of before. Here’s what I read in May:

Warcross was the first book I read this month, I had heard many good things about so I decided to read it. It surely didn’t disappoint!

I’ve never been a fan of high tech worlds like the society in this book, but when I read Warcross the topic didn’t get boring at all.

Rating: 4,75

The plot in this book was caught my interest very quick. I liked it but it wasn’t really the best Harry Potter book so far, it was just too long and I whished to hear more about Ron. I loved reading about the Weasley twins in this book, though. They were amazing!

Rating: 4,25

I re-read this book this month and it was as good as the first time. I love it so much, I love Po and his questions, Katsa and her stubbornness and how fun this book was to read.

I remember thinking the first time I read this book that there were too many names to remember. In the beginning it got very hard to remember everyone.

Rating: 5

This must be one of the best books I’ve ever read, it never got boring to read or too much. I loved the characters and to follow Bitterblues life almost ten years after her father was killed.

Rating: 5

There were characters in this book that I’ll always love. The book was a great sequel, I got my answers but there were still things that she left. I liked it very much even though everything happened very fast, it was intense.

Rating: 4,25

Re-read this one too (May was a month of re-reading, I’d say) since I totally fell in love with it last year when I first read it. The whole world, the language, the plot and how things were described.

This book hasn’t been translated to English (yet?) but I really hope it’ll be very soon.

Rating: 5


As you can see, I read a lot of fantasy this month. I’m planning June (and the rest of the summer) to be filled with series and books from authors I’ve never read anything by.

Click here to go to the book reviews of these books.

Odin’s Child – Siri Pettersen

Sadly this book hasn’t been translated to English, which I hope will change soon.

Tyvärr finns inte denna bok översatt till engelska, vilket är väldigt synd och jag hoppas att det blir ändring på detta snart.

I read this book last summer and fell so hard for it! The characters, their mistakes, what they learned, the plot, everything! Reading this book didn’t only teach me a lot and was a reading experience I won’t forget, it also gave me a feeling of myself. I saw myself in Rime when he chose to be a warrior instead of being a politician. He seeked freedom, as we all do.

Hirka was a great character to follow through the book. I understood her and learned from her. Her life had a kind of simplicity (well, the fact that she was an odin’s child didn’t make it easy for her) and she was so independent. Yes, as you can see, I love the world Siri Pettersen created. I mean, Rime? He’s so unique and I just love everything about him!

In the beginning of this book when I read from Urd Vanfarinns perspective it got a little boring. He wasn’t very interesting of a character but the story of the book got clearer when I got to see things from his side.

I could talk all day about how much I love this book, but I’m not going to do that. But. I have to say that Siri Pettersen is making it very hard not to read the two following parts of this book at once, even though I’ve already read them. I miss Rime and his unique way of looking at things, I miss how determined Hirka is.


Favorite character: Rime An-Elderin

Original title: Odinsbarn

Original language: Norwegian

Rating: 5

Goodreads rating: 4,17


Läste denna bok sommaren 2019 och föll så hårt för den! Karaktärerna, världen, misstagen, lärdomarna, handlingen, allt! Att läsa denna bok gav mig inte bara lärdom och en läsupplevelse jag sent kommer glömma, utan också en stark känsla av igenkänning. Jag såg mig själv i Rime när han valde stridskonsten över politiken. Han sökte frihet, som vi alla gör.

Hirka var en bra karaktär att följa. Man satte sig in i hennes historia och levnadssätt, förstod henne och lärde sig av henne. Hennes liv hade en typ av enkelhet (bortsett från faktumet att hon var ett odinsbarn, förstås) och var så självständig. Ja, du hör ju, jag älskar världen Siri Pettersen skapat.

I början av boken tyckte jag att det var oklart vad “famna” betydde, det gjorde historien lite luddig tills man förstod. Kanske var det tänk så, att man skulle behöva läsa mer för att förstå? När man läste ur Urd Vanfarinns perspektiv blev det aningen långtråkigt, han var inte en sådan intressant karaktär, men det gav ändå en intressant syn på boken. Det blev lite enklare att förstå vissa saker även om han var en tråkig person.

Egentligen skulle jag kunna prata hur länge som helst om hur mycket jag älskar och uppskattar denna bok, men det tänker jag inte göra. Dock ska jag säga att det blir himla svårt för mig att inte läsa de två återstående delarna i serien efter att ha läst denna, även fast jag redan läst dem en gång. Jag saknar redan Rimes unika sätt att se på saker och Hirkas beslutsamhet.

Wildcard – Marie Lu

Goodreads synopsis: Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

Hi! I read the second book in the Warcross series this weekend; Wildcard. This book was very good, I didn’t get disappointed at all. First of all: I completly loved Hammie, she was so wonderful to know more about and I just fell in love with how she thinks. I mean, I wouldn’t dare play chess against her.

One of my other favorite characters was Tremaine, he was just unique and I really trusted him throughout the book. More about him will you find in my review with spoilers.

This book was intense, everything happened so fast and sometimes I didn’t understand what was going on. A lot happened and parts of it was hard to get. That was one of the few things I didn’t like about Wildcard.

The mind can make you believe whatever it wants you to believe.

Every problem has a solution. But after every solution, there’s a new problem to tackle, some new challenge to take on.


Review with spoilers

When Tremaine was shot and Emika thought he was dead, it felt very wrong. I didn’t know what to do, he was a big part of the book to me and reading it without him was unthinkable. I think one of the reasons it felt so wrong was because how he and Roshan obsiously hadn’t sorted out their past, they did mean a whole lot to each other but didn’t want to admit it. I wanted them to forgive each other or whatever they needed before Tremaine was allowed to leave the book.

Hideo was kinda hard to understand in this book, he was unpredictable. I was always on the watch when he was mentioned. It felt sad how he thought he was doing the right thing by trying to take over the entire world after his brother disappeared.


Favorite character: Tremaine

Original title: Wildcard

Release year: 2018

My rating: 4,25

Goodreads rating: 3,99


Hejsan! I helgen har jag läst den andra delen i Warcrossserien: Wildcard. Denna bok var väldigt bra, jag blev inte det minsta besviken. Bland annat älskade jag Hammie, hon var så underbar att få läsa mer om och jag kunde inte låta bli att avundas hennes schackhjärna! Hennes lösningsbenägenhet, vänlighet och hennes energi var unikt att läsa om.

En av mina andra favoritkaraktärer var Tremaine, han var bara så intressant och mystisk. Jag visste inte riktigt vad jag skulle tänka om honom, ändå litade jag verkligen på honom genom hela boken. Mer om honom längre ner i recensionen med spoilers.

Denna bok var väldigt intensiv, allt skedde så snabbt att jag inte alltid hängde med. Det hände mycket, ibland så mycket att det inte gick att förstå. Det var en liten nackdel, men handlingen i övrigt var underbar!


Recension med spoilers

När Tremaine blev skjuten och jag trodde att han dött kändes det väldigt fel. Jag visste inte vad jag skulle ta mig till, han var en stor del av boken för mig och det blev lite otänkbart att han inte skulle finnas med längre. Jag tror att en av anledningarna till att det kändes så fel var för att han var oavslutad, han och Roshan hade uppenbarligen inte rätt ut deras förflutna och man förstod hur mycket de betydde för varandra.

Hideo var ganska svår att förstå sig på i denna bok, han var oförutsägbar. Jag var alltid på min vakt med honom efter att han i första boken gjort något så oförutsägbart som försökt ta kontrollen över hela världen.

WWW Wednesday!

Hi! Today I’m trying something different, I will talk about what books I’ve recently read, will read and what I’m currently reading. This challenge is hosted by this blog Let’s start!

The tree w’s are:

  1. What did you recently finish reading?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

Recently read: I finished re-reading and reviewed one of my absolute favorite books two (or three?) days ago; Bitterblue written by Kristin Cashore. This book is amazing and I love it.

Currently reading: I’m currently re-reading one of my other favorites from last year; Odin’s Child written by the norwegian author Siri Pettersen. This book is very special to me.

I’m so sorry but I couldn’t find a picture of this book in English.

Currently reading: I’m also reading a book I got yesterday, a book I’ve wanted to read for some weeks now; Wildcard by one of my favorite authors Marie Lu. So far this book is very good!

Will read: I’ve never really had plans for what books I’ll read next, but this time I do. When I’ve finished Wildcard I’ll read The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes written by the famous author of The Hunger Games. This is prequel of the trilogy and I can’t wait to read it! (it was released yesterday!)

Another book I can’t wait to read is Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I’ve waited for it for weeks but sadly it’s stuck somewhere so I’ve got to wait to read it. There are so many great things said about this book and I really hope it’ll be as good as I’ve heard.

Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore

Goodreads synopsis: Eight years have passed since the young Princess Bitterblue, and her country, were saved from the vicious King Leck. Now Bitterblue is the queen of Monsea, and her land is at peace.

But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisers, who have run the country on her behalf since Leck’s death, believe in a forward-thinking plan: to pardon all of those who committed terrible acts during Leck’s reign; and to forget every dark event that ever happened. Monsea’s past has become shrouded in mystery, and it’s only when Bitterblue begins sneaking out of her castle – curious, disguised and alone – to walk the streets of her own city, that she begins to realise the truth. Her kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year long spell of a madman, and now their only chance to move forward is to revisit the past.

Whatever that past holds.

Two thieves, who have sworn only to steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, who possesses an unidentified Grace, may also hold a key to her heart…

I wrote a review for the first part of this series (Graceling) a couple of days ago and now I’m writing for the last part, I skipped the second (Fire). When I read these books last year I didn’t enjoy Fire as much as the rest of them, it was well written, of course, but just not really for me. Maybe I’ll re-read it someday, maybe I won’t.

Back to Bitterblue now, I love this book so much! It’s feels amazing to read, sometimes my heart breaks and other times I can’t help but smile. It was very fun to follow Bitterblue nearly ten years after her father was killed and see how she tries to get the kingdom on it’s feet again. I appreciate how you understand how she feels and that she wants to live instead of just sit in the castle all day.

When she met Saf I couldn’t stop reading! He was so mysterious and an amazing character to get to know. I love him! I also loved that Katsa and Po came to visit Bitterblue sometimes, it made this book even better, because they are very special to the Queen of Monsea. Like the silings she never had?

There were some things I didn’t like in the book; it was too easy for Bitterblue to lie. She didn’t seem to have any problem with it at first. Maybe that’s what happens when you get everything you want?

The more I see and hear, the more I realize how much I don’t know.

Bitterblue

Teddy grinned again. “Truths are dangerous,” he said.

“Then why are you writing them in a book?”

“To catch them between the pages,” said Teddy, “and trap them before they disappear.”

“If they’re dangerous, why not let them disappear?”

“Because when truths disappear, they leave behind blank spaces, and that is also dangerous.”

Teddy

Every configuration of people is an entirely new universe unto itself.

Bann

“You’re crying.”

“I’m not.”

“Right,” he said mildly. “I suppose you got rained on.”

Saf

Favorite character: Bitterblue and Teddy

Original title: Bitterblue

Release year: 2012

My rating: 5

Goodreads rating: 4,00


För ett par dagar sedan recenserade jag den första delen i denna serie (Graceling) och nu den sista, jag hoppade alltså över den andra (Fire). När jag läste dessa böcker förra året blev jag inte så förtjust i Fire, den var självklart välskriven precis som resten av böckerna, men passade inte riktigt mig. Det gick att hoppa över en del i serien eftersom varje bok är fristående även om man förstår händelserna bättre om man läser alla böcker.

Tillbaka till Bitterblue nu, åh vad jag älskar denna bok! Så välskriven och underbar att läsa, ibland går mitt hjärta i bitar och andra gånger jag kan inte låta bli att le. Det var väldigt kul att följa Bitterblues liv nästan tio år efter hennes far dött och se hur hon försöker få kungadömet på fötter igen efter Lecks tid som kung. Jag uppskattar hur man förstår att hon känner sig instängd och som att hon vill leva istället för att alltid sitta vid kontoret.

När hon träffade denna Saf blev jag helt trollbunden och ville inte lägga ifrån mig boken! Han var en sådan tjurig, bestämd och fantastisk karaktär att få läsa om. Något annat jag ofta uppskattar är att man fick träffa Katsa och Po igen vid ett flertal tillfällen i boken, det förgyllde allt, eftersom de har ett väldigt starkt band till drottning Bitterblue. Som de syskon hon aldrig hade?

Det fanns några saker jag inte riktigt tyckte om i boken; att det var så enkelt för Bitterblue att ljuga. Hon verkade inte tycka att det spelade så stor roll. Kanske känns det på det viset om man alltid får allt man vill ha?

Graceling – Kristin Cashore

Goodrads synopsis: 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.

She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

I’ve read this book one time before and decided to re-read it since I’m still waiting for my new books to come. I first thought it’d be kinda boring to read a book I’ve already finished, but I was very wrong. It was as good as it had been the first time!

Oh wow, what I love Prince Po! His interesting questions, how he sees on life and how much he takes care of those he love. He made this book even better and was an amazing person to read about.

I love Katsa, the protagonist, nearly as much as I love Po. To follow her adventures and see her evolve as a person through the book was wonderful. Her stubbornness and strength was so beautiful to read about.

The plot was amazing, it constantly changed and so did the characters. This idea of graced people is very good, it feels new and unexplored even though every fantasy reader have read many books about people with supernatural powers. I did think Cashore used too many different names in the beginning, I had to write them down to remember all of them (the first time I read it). This book is definitely a book every fantasy or young adult lover should read! It’s odd (in a good way, of course) and fun with relationships that will change the world. I love this book with all my heart.

“It seems better to me for a child to have these skills and never use them, than not have them and one day need them,” she said.

Katsa

When you’re a monster, she thought, you are thanked and praised for not behaving like a monster. She would like to restrain from cruelty and receive no admiration for it.

Katsa

Original title: Graceling

Translator (Swedish): Carina Jansson

Release year: 2008

My rating: 4,75

Goodreads rating: 4,08


Åh wow, vad jag älskar Prins Greening Grandemalion aka Po! Hans intressanta frågeställningar, hans oskyldighet och hur omtänksam han är mot de han bryr sig om, är bedårande. Han förgyllde hela boken var en fantastisk person att läsa om.

Katsa, huvudpersonen, älskar jag nästan lika mycket som Po, att få följa hans äventyr och se henne utvecklas som person genom boken var underbart. Hennes envishet och styrka var intressant att läsa om.

Själva handlingen tyckte jag om helhjärtat, den förändrades ständigt och karaktärerna utvecklades. Dock tyckte jag att Cashore öste på med för många namn i början, jag blev tvungen att skriva ner dem för att inte totalt blanda ihop alla. Men i övrigt finns det inte mycket att anmärka på.