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Kristin Cashore

Biography

Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. GRACELING, her first book, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

Kristin Cashore

Books by Kristin Cashore

by Kristin Cashore - Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia, an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. But then, Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica. Now, with no direction, Jane is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash, a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family's island mansion called Tu Reviens. With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. What Jane doesn't know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life.

by Kristin Cashore - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

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. 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 35-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past.

by Kristin Cashore - Fantasy

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

by Kristin Cashore - Fantasy

GRACELING tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, who is smart and beautiful and lives in the Seven Kingdoms where selected people are born with a Grace, a special talent that can be anything at all. Katsa’s Grace is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his brutal enforcer. Until the day she meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, and Katsa’s life begins to change. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace --- or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away...a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.