Posted in Age 12-14, Age 13+

Graceling

Reviewed by Bookmonster Cian
Author: Kristin Cashore
Book 1 of 4 in Graceling Realm series

Hey Bookmonsters, thanks for stopping by!
My book review today is on the first book in a new series I’ve just started – Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Not a ‘new’ series – but new for me! The series is called Graceling Realm and comprises four books. While Graceling is the first book, it is followed by a prequel – Fire – and then two sequels – Bitterblue and Winterkeep.
So, you’ve got the main character, Katsa, who was born with what is known as a ‘grace’, so a special skill. Some skills are worth having, other less so. But Katsa’s seems the worst of all – killing. And she is forced to use it for her king’s (who is also her uncle) nasty purposes. But all that changes when she meets Prince Po, rescues his kidnapped grandfather and learns the truth behind her grace. It’s a cool read and I’m looking forward to getting the next in the series. Because it has a little romance in it, I’d recommend this book for children aged 13 and up. NO SPOILERS though!!