Graceling

Graceling

BooksInNeed here, and no I didn’t read this book just because it had the word wow in it, it was actually a really good book.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

I would recommend this book for fans of the Hunger Games, like me but I’m not a diehard though, and Suzanne Collin. Katsa (cool name, right? Like Katniss from hunger games) lives in one of the seven realms, where you are ‘graced’ and you have a skill you are good at. Sort of like Carve the Mark, except instead of current gift its grace. With a world of possibility, what grace would the main character get? The grace of killing. Yeah, for a girl that is not something to be looking forward to. She does her job for the king as his niece, and threatens other kingdoms for him. Why? Its like me without books, what else can she do? Also, if she disobeys the king he would exile her from the realm. While at the palace, she meets Prince Po (yes, like the panda in that movie- Kung Fu Panda I think?) who’s grace is combat. So being the only one who can hurt Katsa, she naturally challenges him to duels, and they become friends almost immediately. That’s when she notices that what she is doing for the King is wrong. With Po rubbing off on her, she finds the strength to challenge the King’s rule, and stops being his enforcer with Po at her side, and flees the kingdom. Now surviving with Po in the wilderness, they both find out there is something bigger than just the both of them and set out to stop it. With Katsa falling for Po (like Katniss and Peeta). Will they stop the impending danger before it finds them? Or will there be more secrets that stop them?

When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster?

Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Thank You, Kristin Cashore for this novel that had me thinking of what actually lies ahead of us, a future or a past remade?

Sorry for the lack of posts, I’m looking for new headphones because mine are breaking, and I can’t survive without music. Or books, for that matter.

-BooksInNeed

 


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