By Kristen Cashore
4 out of 5 stars
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.
What I Thought:
This book is great! It is slow at some points and sometimes makes you want to just put it down and start up another one, but if you push on through, it really is a great read. Katsa and Po are, well, just plain epic as they work together to discover more about their Grace's than they thought there could be.
The only thing I don't like about this book.... there isn't a part two!!!!