Overall: 3.75/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3.75/5
Review in a Nutshell: I went into this book with crazy high expectations, and while it didn’t quite meet all of them, it was still a great read.
“Mercy was more frightening than murder, because it was harder.”
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// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Torture, Animal Death, Murder, Incest (hinted at), Pedophilia (hinted at), sexual assault (hinted at), Human Trafficking (Mention) //
Release Date: 10/01/2008
Page Count: 471
Katsa is a Graceling. She was born with an innate gift. Except, while some people were Graced with fighting, telepathy, or music, Katsa was Graced with killing. Used as the king’s pawn, Katsa is sent across the kingdom threatening and torturing whoever the king tells her to, but what he doesn’t know is that she has her own missions, helping those who need it. On one of those missions, she meets Po, the youngest prince of a faraway kingdom. The two of them must work together to solve a mystery that threatens his family, but they didn’t expect to fall in love, or uncover a secret that threatens everything they know.
“When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?”
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