Planning your own book group/get-together for Graceling? Here are some party ideas from author Kristin Cashore.
Invite: Design something that incorporate swords, daggers, and two-colored eyes.
Food: Hm. Go out and catch your own mountain lion? No? How about homemade bread, cheese, and fresh fruit.
Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Buffy the Vampire Slayer (okay, I'm cheating, that’s a TV show, not a movie - but it is disturbingly hard to find movie girls who are both kick-ass and self-reliant!); Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (an anime movie by Hayao Miyazaki)