Sunday, September 5, 2010

Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

(summary from goodreads) 

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, and in her case horrifying, 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.

Review: I must say that at first I did NOT want to read this book. I thought it was going to be the typical fantasy. It was not. The world, the characters, everything was truly unique. I love reading world building books, but i am easily confused in them, what with all the different names and places. This, however, was anything but a confusing book. Although it was hard to keep track of names and places at first, it quickly became easy to understand. 
The writing was absolutely phenomenal and the characters were stupendous! Both Katsa and Po were well rounded, well written, three dimensional characters. If you have not yet read Graceling i suggest you go out and get it as soon as possible.   

1 comment:

Sarah said...

This is one of my all time favorites. Great review.


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