August 21, 2009

Graceling - Kristin Cashore

Young Adult
Pages: 480
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Release date: October 1, 2008

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.

How can I even begin to review this book? How could I get you to trust me and read it, for it is one of the best book I've ever read? I can think of only one way: Must Read. I speak as I read. I'm happy. I'm sad. I'm scared. I'm relieved. I'm shocked. I'm waiting. Yes, all this while reading. Fiction, action, romance, friendship, fantasy, love, coping, dealing, Kings, Queens, evil, kindness, villain, killing... What else can you ask for in a book?

The writing was excellent, astonishing. The plot was full of magic and emotions. The characters, oh, the characters; they were unforgettable and brilliant. I can not even pick a character a loved the most. They all were above marvelous. I love Po and Katsa obviously, but the rest were equally amazing. I do love Po! Did I say that already?

I could not have imagined a better cover either, I loved the color, the effects and the eyes! The beginning, the ending and the story were all amazing. How she came up with all this, I have no idea. Needless to say, that whatever your reading preferences are, you have to read this book. I highly recommend it.


  1. I trust I better read this one soon!!!!

  2. Great review! The book is genuinely awesome, isn't it?! I loved it too.

  3. Fantastic review, your enthusiasm for this book is great :-) I really, really have to read Graceling so I can be in the loop with every other YA blogger LOL.

  4. Yes, I did love this book! I will read Fire, the sequel next week, so It'll be reviewed soon too. I've heard its just as good if not better!!!

  5. This sounds so good. I couldn't make up my mind whether to read it or not, but looks like I'm going to have to. Thanks for the review!

  6. This book is fantastic! I loved it - and Fire gets even better (it's hard to imagaine)


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