Kristin Cashore





Kristin Cashore

Author profile


born
The United States
gender
female

website

genre


About this author

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

So, here's the short tale of me: I grew up in the countryside of northeastern Pennsylvania in a village with cows and barns and beautiful views from the top of the hill and all that good stuff. I lived in a rickety old house with my parents, three sisters, and a scattering of cats, and I READ READ READ READ READ. I read while brushing my teeth, I read while chopping parsley, the first thing I reached for when I woke up in the morning was my book; the only two places I didn't read were in the car and in bed. What did I do then? The one thing I liked even more than reading: I daydreamed.

And so, without knowing it, I was
...more


Kristin Cashore isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.
Ready?
David Levithan and Billy Merrell are putting together an expanded edition of The Full Spectrum and are looking for essays about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and other queer identities by writers under 21. If you have a story you want to tell, go to www.queerthology.com for details on submitting. Deadline is August 1st!I loved this: photos of the onscreen a... Read more of this blog post »
1 like · Like  •  0 comments  •  flag
Published on June 28, 2015 16:09 • 125 views
Average rating: 4.09 · 398,218 ratings · 29,805 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Graceling (Graceling Realm,...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 234,732 ratings — published 2008 — 77 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 102,755 ratings — published 2008 — 62 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm...
by
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 60,346 ratings — published 2012 — 42 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kristin Cashore eSampler
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 384 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Die sieben Königreiche: Die...
by
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pack Los Siete Reinos
by
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Kristin Cashore…
Graceling Fire Bitterblue
Graceling Realm (3 books)
by
4.089517268426107 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 397,778 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“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.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

“When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

“How absurd it was that in all seven kingdoms, the weakest and most vulnerable of people - girls, women - went unarmed and were taught nothing of fighting, while the strong were trained to the highest reaches of their skill.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Polls

August is my birthday month, so I have chosen to take over the August YA Book of the Month. The following books are all books I own and have been wanting to read since they came out. Please help me choose which one of the following YA books we should make our August YA Book of the Month?

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3) by Kristin Cashore
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Description:
Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle—disguised and alone—to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past.

Two thieves, who only 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, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart
 
  21 votes 21.4%

The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1) by Kelley Armstrong
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Description:
Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn't know much about her background - the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip - but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island.

Until now.

Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town - from the mountain lions that have been approaching Maya to her best friend's hidden talent for "feeling" out people and situations, to the sexy new bad boy who makes Maya feel . . . . different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya's biological parents and it's easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.

In The Gathering , New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong brings all the supernatural thrills from her wildly successful Darkest Powers series to Darkness Rising, her scorching hot new trilogy.

Cover Art by Carrie Schechter.
 
  20 votes 20.4%

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Description:
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
 
  19 votes 19.4%

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Description:
The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.
 
  14 votes 14.3%

Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie
Crossed by Ally Condie
Description:
Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by the Society to his sure death--only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of a rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices every thing to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again.
Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's point of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double crosses make their path more twisted than ever.
 
  12 votes 12.2%

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Description:
Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies. She's human.

And then every day in between . . .She's something else entirely.

Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism.

When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her and, unfortunately, she'll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive. . .and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process.
 
  8 votes 8.2%

Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2) by Melina Marchetta
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
Description:
Blood sings to blood, Froi . . .
Those born last will make the first . . .
For Charyn will be barren no more.

Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home... Or so he believes...

Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been trained roughly and lovingly by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds. Here he encounters a damaged people who are not who they seem, and must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad Princess.

And in this barren and mysterious place, he will discover that there is a song sleeping in his blood, and though Froi would rather not, the time has come to listen.

Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son.
 
  4 votes 4.1%

98 total votes
2 comments
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Critical Beat...: Top Ten Books Read in 2008? 5 645 Feb 19, 2009 12:14AM  
Paranormal & ...: I Just Can't Wait - Books you're waiting to be released 126 288 Mar 29, 2009 09:11AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Allison's 2009 Reading Challenge 121 216 Apr 12, 2009 07:55AM  
Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. Nominations for July 24 170 Apr 19, 2009 08:25AM  
Study Buddies: May 2009 - Discuss Graceling 17 108 Jun 29, 2009 05:58PM  
Wild Things: YA G...: YA Reading Challenge #1: Tasks & Discussion 777 681 Jul 31, 2009 07:48PM  
The Next Best Boo...: OFFICIAL SUMMER CHALLENGE 2009 6739 10699 Aug 31, 2009 10:23PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Kristin to Goodreads.