Friday, April 1, 2016


Synopsis from GoodreadsKatsa 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...

My Thoughts: This is the beautiful and exciting journey of not only how a girl with a rare talent grew to stand up for herself but also learn something special about herself she'd been groomed to hate.
In this fictional world among the 7 kingdoms who are always at odds, live the Graced. The Gracelings are children with 2 different color eyes and a talent the surpasses any other.

I truly enjoyed this book so much it made its way to my favorites list only halfway through. I immediately began fangirling, and telling my husband (his poor ears) every detail.
I really don't even know where to start.

Katsa was a heroine that could kick ass! Not only that, she was completely unapologetic for it. And she had a smart mouth with no patience. Women are taught to be the care-takers, the patient ones even for idiocy. Katsa broke these rules in the most beautiful way.  

Po, was so amazing and awesome and perfect. I knew he would be the love interest, with his typical gorgeous face and his charming personality. But I loved that these two were never forced together, or stuck together. They made a conscious decision to stick together because of the simple fact that they enjoyed each others company. I really fell head over heels for Po when he pretty blantanly showed he cared for Katsa but she refused to notice and he never pushed. Never. This might have been my favorite thing about him

This story unfolds, and unfolds again. Around every corner is a new discovery, something jaw dropping to grip you and when you think it's solved, it grips you again.

I loved how Katsa grew, and learned to love and respect and to have patience. She got to help Po, save someone and insert some justice.

I absolutely loved Graceling, I would read it again and again and maybe again. If you enjoy dystopia like Under the never sky or Ruin and Rising, this is your book.  

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