Katsa’s character believable to me, even though she is a teenager who changes the course of seven kingdoms. Most of us felt invincible as teenagers and probably wanted to change the world. This story fulfilled that desire. The gifts as a Gracelings give us room to believe in the unbelievable things she can do because of her Grace.
In the second half of the book she joins forces with a prince to find out the reason his grandfather was kidnapped. She has never felt love or friendship before and every moment they spent together was magical for reasons I won’t share. (No spoilers in this review!) But I will say the only part that irked my (only slightly) was the abrupt resolution to a major plot point. I found it odd, but hey who wants to wait around for these things!
5. Excellent: Worth every minute, I’d probably read it again. (I’ll probably buy this one too, because I read the library copy.)
I’m currently ordering the companion book because I can’t get enough! (FIRE by Kristin Cashore)
Check out my Reviews of this series:
Book 1: GRACELING
Book 2: FIRE
Book 3: BITTERBLUE (Not yet released at the time of this review.)