Original book title: Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
Author: Kristin Cashore
Year of publication: 2014
Duration: 12 h 12 min
I like YA fantasy novels and this one was really great. The plot was a bit slow, yet entertaining. The protagonist, Katsa was awesome! She was a badass, strong and independent. I really admired her and was rooting for her the entire novel.
Prince Po was another great character! He was charming and complex. The relationship between them was cute and I liked that it wasn’t a typical YA romance!
I also liked Bitterblue! She was an interesting character and I liked how insightful she was.
However..there were parts of this novel that dragged on and made me lose interest in the story. For example, Katsa and Bitterblue’s journey together through the mountains and when they were on the boat was too boring for me.
The end was very disappointing. Everything happened so fast – kind of anticlimactic in the end. But it was still a good ending and I will continue reading this series.
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