Sunday, December 12, 2010
Graceling vs Fire
For anyone who read my teaser on Tuesday and asked/commented about which of Kristin Cashore's novels was better, well here's my opinion now that I've finished reading...
I liked the first half of GRACELING better than the second half, and I liked the second half of FIRE more than the first half. So... I think I have to say that I enjoyed them both equally!
I loved Katsa (GRACELING) as a strong female MC, but I found it easier to identify with Fire, mainly because Katsa was a killing machine who was totally uninterested in the getting-married-and-having-a-family thing and that's... well... not me at all! And Fire had a passion for making music -- she knew how to lose herself in her instrument -- and that I can understand.
I think I liked Brigan (FIRE) more than Po (GRACELING), though I won't go into the reasons (other than that I'm really not keen on the name Po!) because they could be spoilers for anyone who hasn't read either or both of the books.
Both books had a bit of a twist where I kind of wasn't expecting it, and I always enjoy a twist :-)
So. Bottom line. I'm recommending them both!