Book Reviews For Teens By Teens

Today’s review comes to us from the Teen Advsiory Group’s Anna. Thanks, Anna!

 Graceling by Kristin Cashore
   Ever since she was little, Katsa found out that she could kill a man with her bare hands. She was called a Graceling, one of the few people in her land that had an extreme skill of some sort. Katsa was a niece of the king but instead of living her life in luxury, she is forced to be a servant of the king’s revenge. Things start to get interesting when Katsa meets Prince Po who is also a Graceling, but of a skill so unique people are afraid of him. With Po, the two Gracelings set off to figure out a mystery of why King Oll was stolen from him own land and eventually, they find out something the never would’ve guessed about a city in their land. Somebody else has a skill too, but it’s in the wrong hands.
   This New York Time’s bestseller novel captured my attention by the first page. The way Cashore writes is like a door inviting somebody in and it’s so unique and interesting that once I started reading it, I couldn’t stop. I really liked the way this book started off giving us no background knowledge and inviting us to read more. It was confusing in a fun and interesting way and when the book began to unravel itself, it was eccentric. I’m not much of a fantasy reader but Graceling is unlike any other fantasy you’ve read. The passion and beauty put into the story filled me with a thrill and will give every reader a thrill as well. Open up Graceling and begin to discover a new world. 

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