Book Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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Book Review: Graceling by Kristin CashoreGraceling by Kristin Cashore
Series: Graceling Realm #1
Published by Harcourt on September 7, 2009
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 471
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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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.

She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the 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.

(Last Updated On: November 28, 2021)

Cover Review: This cover really signifies the story, therefore I love it!
Main Character: Katsa

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Graceling is about a young girl named Katsa who has one of the best Graces in the seven kingdoms. She can kill people easily. In the past, she has even killed people by accident. How else do you think she found out what her grace was?

In the process of bringing someone back by the order of Uncle Randa, Katsa ends up finding another fighter. At least, she thinks that this guy is like her.

We later meet Po again and we find that he followed her home because the guy that they saved was actually his grandfather. He was going on a mission to save him as well. Po and Katsa go on the adventure of a lifetime.

Katsa was pretty funny. She almost reminded me of Katniss because she was an awesome fighter and she was sort of spunky. I really liked how after a while, Katsa decided that she didn’t want anyone telling her what to do anymore.

Po was really awesome. I instantly fell in love with him after I met him. I think that he and Katsa were alike in so many ways. I could write an essay about it!

After the ending of Graceling, I’m definitely going to pick up Fire, even if it is just a companion. I can’t wait to read more books set in this amazing setting. This book really got me back into reading fantasy again as well. I hadn’t read fantasy in the longest time and I really wanted to read more afterwards.

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  1. I LOVE this book, I read it at least 5 times. I love the whole series, so far I think the second book Fire is the best. However, I have yet to read the last book. So, I can't really tell you what the best one in the series.

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