Sunday, July 1, 2012


Graceling  (the Seven Kingdoms  #1)
By Kristin Cashore; Harcourt 2008

Summary: 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.

My Review: This is one of my favorite books! This will be my third time reading it. I will always recommend this book because of its awesomeness. The characters are relatable and their stories are worth talking about. Kristin Cashore created a world that I want to see and live in.

 Talk about a kick trash woman. Kasta is up there with the heroine Katness from The Hunger Games. Kasta is a fighter, a survivor. I look up to her in so many ways because she is an independent woman and doesn’t take anybody’s crap! There is a sensitive side to her as well. While she is not doing the evil work for her uncle, she is fighting against him by doing good secretly. She created an organization that helps the helpless.

One of the coolest things about this book is the whole idea of a grace. A grace is a talent or ability to do something rather well. Kasta has the grace of killing or so it seems. Kristin Cashore said that some graces are useless while some are useful. Someone for instances, could have the grace of writing backwards or mind control. Either way I think it is awesome.

So basically this is an amazing book and I will continue reading this book and others like it. I recommend it to anyone who has the grace of reading.

Watch Out for: non-descriptive sex, some kissing, drinking, violence, injuries, and bloody fighting.


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