24 December 2009

Thursday Tea: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

I'm about halfway through listening to Graceling by Kristin Cashore. It's a YA fantasy about Katsa, a young girl who is blessed or cursed with a talent for killing. She is used by her uncle King Randa to punish people who have disobeyed him. Never having been bested or even hurt in a fight, Katsa has developed a reputation for being ruthless. In reality, she hates killing and has started to use her grace (her special talent) for good. While on a secret rescue mission, she meets Prince Po, a graceling in his own right, who will change her life forever.

The Tea. I'm drinking Adagio's candy cane tea. This is one of the best teas I've had for warming up on a cold winter's night. The pieces of candy cane provide just the right amount of sweetness, minty flavor, and aroma. Even Mr. BFR loves it. Here's the description: "Premium black tea from Sri Lanka flavored with minty candy canes." Apparently Adagio will stop selling it after the holiday. Lucky for Mr. BFR, I already bought a second small tin to get us through to spring.

The Assessment. I'm pretty sure that Katsa and Po do not drink tea, at least I don't remember tea being mentioned at all. On the other hand, if they had the chance to taste candy cane tea, I bet they'd love it!

What's on your reading list this week? And what's in that mug or glass?

Graceling at Powell's
Graceling at Amazon
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Thursday Tea is hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. Here's how it works: Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.

Source: Bought (see review policy).
FTC: I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer.


Sandy Nawrot 12/24/09, 8:44 AM  

I was just checking out this book yesterday at Borders. I doubt it too, that these characters would be drinking tea, but if they could, this would be the one they would drink. Yummy!

Julie P. 12/24/09, 9:08 AM  

Makes me think I should order it right now!! Need to spend my $19 credit anyway.

bermudaonion 12/24/09, 9:13 AM  

Candy cane tea sounds delicious! My dad used to put small peppermint candies in his tea, but I bet the candy cane tea is better than that was!

Beth Kephart 12/24/09, 9:40 AM  

Question, though:

What do you think of the book?


Beth F 12/24/09, 9:48 AM  

Beth: The book? I have mixed feelings and am reserving judgment until I finish. Review will be up sometime next week.

Nise' 12/24/09, 11:17 AM  

I liked this book, not as much as Hunger Games. I've been drinking lots of tea this week while suffering with sinus/cold.

Robin of My Two Blessings 12/24/09, 1:39 PM  

I so want to read this book now! I doubt they'd be drinking tea but I'm drinking Earl Grey.

Michelle 12/26/09, 8:47 AM  

I've still got to get to the this book. I've heard so many raves about it.

I'm definitely going to get me some peppermint tea too, it's fabulous for the stomach :)

Jenners 12/27/09, 9:00 PM  

I've heard a lot of good things about this book. I keep meaning to add it to my wish list at Paperback Swap ... I think I shall do that now!

CLM 12/29/09, 10:18 PM  

I loved Graceling and stood in line to get her new book autographed for my sister's birthday (reading it before wrapping it in the time honored fashion - I liked it even more). I don't recall the characters drinking tea but given some of their travels they would have been grateful for anything warm. I myself am drinking hot chocolate with a dash of peppermint schnapps tonight.

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