Thursday, May 31, 2012

book review: Graceling

A friend of mine introduced me to Graceling a year or so ago and since the third book just came out a few weeks ago I went ahead and reread the first two books to refresh my memory.  This is an awesome fantasy book about a girl named Katsa who is graced with killing.  To be graced means to have a skill that you are better than any human at.  It could be anything - you could be graced to not sleep, cook well, read minds, swim without breathing, etc. . .  You can identify a graceling by their two eye colors that appear within a few years after birth.  Katsa's eyes are green and blue.  Her problem is that the king uses her for her grace and she wants to be free to discover who she is without being told what to do.  It's a really interesting story.  The only downside is the author doesn't believe in marriage.  Even though she doesn't get into any details, it's still a disappointment.  If you're looking for an adventure to read, this book is great!  I would rate it pg-13 for mild sensuality and some violence.

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  1. I really liked Graceling, but was not a big fan of the second book. Let me know how the third one is!

  2. Sounds like such a strange thing to be "graced" with!!