Saturday, September 27, 2008

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

In this world some people are born with Graces, something that they supernaturally excel at, such as cooking, singing, dancing or in the case of King Randa's niece Katsa, killing. People fear her, especially when she goes, reluctantly, to do her uncle's bidding. On one of her missions she meets Prince Po, who is Graced with fighting. But on a mission to save the seven kingdoms from a evil and Graced king, Katsa learns there is more to his Grace and her Grace than she imagined. Well written and thoroughly enjoyable. It has a great ballance of highs and lows, romance and adventure to attract a wide audience. Also some fairly original ideas, especially for a fantasy. I give it a yes!


Julie said...

I was highly anticipating this novel and it was NOT a disappointment. This was fresh, new fantasy at its best. I give it a yes!

Deb Motley said...

I really liked this one. What a strong female character, yet a story that could appeal to boys.
Big thumbs up for me.