Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. It replaced Waiting on Wednesday (formerly hosted by Breaking The Spine) as the weekly meme spotlighting upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.
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This week I can’t wait for:
Graceling the graphic novel written by Kristin Cashore and Gareth Hinds
Expected publication: 16 November 2021
Publisher: Clarion Books
The beloved New York Times best-selling YA fantasy by Kristin Cashore is now available as a graphic novel, with stunning illustrations by award-winning artist Gareth Hinds.
Katsa is a Graceling, one of the rare people born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she lived a life of privilege until the day her ability to kill a man with her bare hands revealed itself during a royal banquet. Now she acts as her uncle’s enforcer, traveling the kingdom and threatening those who dare oppose him.
But everything changes when she meets Po, a foreign prince Graced with combat skills who is searching for the truth about his grandfather’s disappearance. When Katsa agrees to help him, she never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that could destroy them all.
With “gorgeous storytelling” (School Library Journal, starred review) and characters “crafted with meticulous devotion” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Graceling is a beloved classic that has continued to resonate with readers for over a decade.
Why I Can’t Wait for this book:
After recovering from my shock that Graceling was initially published over ten years ago – how old am I?? – wait, I’ve been blogging on the Moonlight Library for nearly ten years! – I am still really excited to read this. While Graceling wasn’t my favourite book in the series – that was Fire – and I read the first two books before I started blogging, I am really looking forward to seeing this artist’s interpretation of an incredible story that takes place in visually stunning scenery.