Living in a world where people are Graced with talents sounds pretty cool. In the book ‘Graceling’ by Kristin Cashore you follow Katsa and her life as being a Graceling.
Expectations & Predictions
The description of this book immediately caught my attention. It sounded both strange and intriguing. I mean having a gift for killing sounds pretty odd but also interesting. I predict that a ‘graceling’ is something supernatural. Katsa’s life seems interesting but also really sad. Who would want to kill for a living? I can imagine that the romance between Katsa and Po to be difficult because killing all your life can have a serious effect on someone and it will but a strain on their relationship. The reviews were all good so I expect the book to be good.
In reality this book was somewhat liked I predicted but also a lot different. The effect of killing people since she was eight had an impact on Katsa’s life. She felt like she had no power or control in her life, like her life wasnt her own. So when Katsa and Po start to develop feelings for each other it turns Katsa’s life upside down.
The romance between Katsa and Po was complicated yet easy. Katsa being the complicated one and Po being easy. They start off as being friends and it’s clear that they both really value that friendship but when they start to become more than friends it happens sudden. Katsa realizes that she cares about Po and values his company and immediately starts freaking out. One of the problems in their relationship is that Katsa never wants to get married or have kids. She never wants to feel like she belongs to someone like she did when she was Randa’s assassin but Po being the understanding person he is says the he will take her anyway he can get her.
In the beginning of the book the plot focuses on Katsa life being Randa’s assassin and her relationship with Po. While later on it begins to focus on Katsa and Po trying to solve a problem in Po’s family and Katsa growing as a character. The book was divided in parts and I feel like each part the book was focused on something else and I enjoyed that.
Overall, I rate this book a 4 out of 5. I liked all the characters, I thought they were interesting and unique and I LOVED all the twist that happened throughout the book. It was unexpected and made the book more enjoyable. The only reason this book was not rated a 5 is because I wasn’t a big fan of how fast they jumped their romantic relationship. I liked how they were friends first but I think it was kind of random how Po just said I love but in the end this book was really entertaining and fun to read. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.