Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mini Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books (Oct 1, 2008)
Length: 471 pages
Format: Hardcover

Summary from Amazon:
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.
     When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. 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.
     With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more. 

I really loved this book! It was interesting and there was never a dull moment. I was always interested to find out what would happen next. I really liked Katsa, i liked that we got to find the truth in her Grace with her. I liked that Po seemed to be everywhere; at the castle where she took out the guards, then at her castle. I thought that it was great that Kasta went with Po to find out more about his grandfather's kidnapping. I loved that she had finally stood up for herself to the King. 
Overall, it was a great book! 4.5/5 stars.

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