Graceling: Katsa, the niece of the king of Middluns, is one of the Graced. Those who have a Grace serve the king of their country in any way they can, and since Katsa’s Grace is killing she’s used as her uncle’s assassin. But killing isn’t all she does, she’s much more then the monster her uncle makes her out to be. The Council was originally her idea and through them she can help people, like the Lienid Prince she rescued from Murgon. Though, it seems she’s not the only one interested in his safety. When she meets Prince Po, Prince Tealiff’s grandson, she learns of a bigger plan for Tealiff’s imprisonment and she finds herself making a new friend.

Review: Let me jut say, it took a LOT of warming up to this book. Afterward, I loved it. At first I was like “this is really awesome, Katsa is like Mulan!” (Yes, I thought that at the time.) The character and world building was great, but I guess my attention towards the book was shaky. (When I step away from a book my opinion is always fickle, but when I’m reading it I instantly love it; its odd, I have no idea what’s wrong with me.) (Haha.) But after like, chapter 10 or so I was entrapped in the story altogether. I rated it 4/5 stars on Goodreads, I think that’s a decent rating. The writing was very detailed, but a bit boring on some parts — I’m not complaining, its just a thought. Overall, I think its a good book to try out if you like books that have castles, and monarchs, and all that jazz (which I love!).

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