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Dec 02, 2020pacl_teens rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Graceling by Kristin Cashore (the first book in Graceling series) is a great book about adventure and fantasy. The main character is a young adult named Katsa. She lives in a world where there are two types of people: gracelings and commoners. Gracelings are people who have two different colored eyes and are extremely talented at something. Katsa (18) is the niece of a king named Randa and works for him as a thug. People are scared of her and misjudge her intentions. She believes in freedom and equality, yet is forced to intimidate. Soon she meets a mysterious young man from another kingdom. They get to know each other and trust becomes a key ingredient in their relationship. Many discoveries are made along this journey. I really love this book. There are so many details that give the reader the feeling of knowing the characters. There are also many surprises along the way that keep the reader aching to know more. Feelings and moods are well described and portrayed. The sequels to Graceling are equally interesting and fun to read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, romance, and/or adventure. - Anya, Grade 9