Nicole's Reviews > Graceling
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
May 12, 2010
Very well written. I loved the world the author created and the rules of magic in it. Characters and their interactions were also enjoyable. Would have given it 4 stars if it had been a bit less "feminist." I don't mind a strong female heroine with talents and skills that are not traditionally associated with women. But I felt this book presented the idea that a strong woman would somehow be less strong, less free, less herself if she were attached to a man through marriage. I don't agree with this idea. Furthermore, I felt the book also presented the idea that by just being a lover, there is no "restriction" to a strong woman continuing to be herself. I don't agree with this idea either. Hence, only 3 stars.
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May 12, 2010 – Shelved