Graceling by Kristen Cashore

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
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Ok, so I was at the library and I picked up this book thinking it would be good. It was interesting, but not a teen or kid book.

The book was very fun and had a super interesting plot line. I was thinking it was awesome… well until I reached the… well… problems. The book is about a girl who kills people (like an assassin), which isn’t like horrible beyond belief… just a little bloody; but then she meets a boy (bleh!!! lovy dovy stuff) and the book turned on me.

The two kissed a little more than necessary (code words people, code words), and it got intense (like it crossed the bird-n-bee line, wasn’t detailed; but got close). I didn’t even finish the book, cause I was just soooo mad I couldn’t even take it and….UGH!!! Let’s just say, I did not enjoy the book.

Over all, this book should not be in the teen section. It should be in the adult section (Like come on!!! I’m really surprised I found this in the teen section.)


  • Adventure


  • Violence
  • Birds n bees content

Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, who is smart and beautiful and lives in the Seven Kingdoms where selected people are born with a Grace, a special talent that can be anything at all.

Katsa’s Grace is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his brutal enforcer. Until the day she meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, and Katsa’s life begins to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

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