Graceling – Kristin Cashore

Goodrads synopsis: Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

I’ve read this book one time before and decided to re-read it since I’m still waiting for my new books to come. I first thought it’d be kinda boring to read a book I’ve already finished, but I was very wrong. It was as good as it had been the first time!

Oh wow, what I love Prince Po! His interesting questions, how he sees on life and how much he takes care of those he love. He made this book even better and was an amazing person to read about.

I love Katsa, the protagonist, nearly as much as I love Po. To follow her adventures and see her evolve as a person through the book was wonderful. Her stubbornness and strength was so beautiful to read about.

The plot was amazing, it constantly changed and so did the characters. This idea of graced people is very good, it feels new and unexplored even though every fantasy reader have read many books about people with supernatural powers. I did think Cashore used too many different names in the beginning, I had to write them down to remember all of them (the first time I read it). This book is definitely a book every fantasy or young adult lover should read! It’s odd (in a good way, of course) and fun with relationships that will change the world. I love this book with all my heart.

”It seems better to me for a child to have these skills and never use them, than not have them and one day need them,” she said.


When you’re a monster, she thought, you are thanked and praised for not behaving like a monster. She would like to restrain from cruelty and receive no admiration for it.


Original title: Graceling

Translator (Swedish): Carina Jansson

Release year: 2008

My rating: 4,75

Goodreads rating: 4,08

Åh wow, vad jag älskar Prins Greening Grandemalion aka Po! Hans intressanta frågeställningar, hans oskyldighet och hur omtänksam han är mot de han bryr sig om, är bedårande. Han förgyllde hela boken var en fantastisk person att läsa om.

Katsa, huvudpersonen, älskar jag nästan lika mycket som Po, att få följa hans äventyr och se henne utvecklas som person genom boken var underbart. Hennes envishet och styrka var intressant att läsa om.

Själva handlingen tyckte jag om helhjärtat, den förändrades ständigt och karaktärerna utvecklades. Dock tyckte jag att Cashore öste på med för många namn i början, jag blev tvungen att skriva ner dem för att inte totalt blanda ihop alla. Men i övrigt finns det inte mycket att anmärka på.


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