Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Graceling Realm #1)
Katsa has been born in a world where some people have an extreme skill, a Grace. Some are really great at swimming, or dancing, however Katsa learned at a young age that her Grace is killing people. Living under the rule of her uncle, King Randa of the Middluns, she is forced to do his dirty work of killing and torturing anyone who might displease him. One day while on a mission, Katsa's world is rocked when she meets Prince Po, who also happens to have a Grace. She never expected to become his friend or to go with him on a rescue mission for all of the seven kingdoms. Most of all, Katsa never expected to learn about herself and learn how she might change the ways of her future. Any reader who is trying to find their way in this world will connect with this action-packed fantasy adventure and will have you begging for the sequel, Fire.
Review submitted by ITBA member: Lindsay M.
Name: Lindsay McRae
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