Graceling (Graceling Realm Books) (Prebound)
(This book cannot be returned.)
This is the book that got me into Young Adult Fantasy. I absolutely love it! It's set in a land where certain people have special abilities, but for Katsa, her gift is more of a curse. Graceling is a novel rich with imagination and strong characters, and it will hold your attention through the last page!— - Kate - Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
Winter 2009 Kids' List
“In a world where some people are born with extreme and often feared skills -- called Graces -- Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, that of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. Action-packed and featuring a strong, feisty girl.”
— Kristi Tiedt, Butterfly Books, De Pere, WI
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. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace--or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone."