Sunday, September 13, 2009
Bought for me by my husband, this book quickly became one of my all-time favorites. Always the center of great reviews, this features a fantasy world with strong characters, but none are stronger then Katsa. She is the female lead, who quite frankly, kicks butt. But she hates herself. She is Graced, which means she has a special talent-one that she was born with. This is marked by her eyes being two different colors. For some people, being Graced means they have the ability to predict the weather, or cook a fantastic meal. Unfortunately for Katsa, she is Graced with the ability to kill. Because of this, she is used by her uncle, and kin,g as an assassin. Katsa trudges through her life miserably, until she meets a prince from another kingdom who helps her find another way to live.
I truly can not explain how much I loved this book, with characters that are fully developed and with easy to relate to problems, a plot that sucks you in right away, and a good balance of story and action. I hope that it is open to a sequel that will feature characters that I have grown fond of.