Monday, August 17, 2009

Latest Good Book

Again, I've been neglecting my poor blog. But I come to you with another must-read book:

Graceling, by Kristin Cashore. I'm a little less than halfway through this book, but I was hooked after the first page.

The world in which this book is set has people who are born with a Grace - an ability that makes them better at some things than other people. Some are Graced with cooking, with swimming, with talking backwards, or any number of things. For Katsa, neice of King Randa, she is Graced with killing... and it isn't a Grace she particularly likes.

Most Graced people live as outcasts, useful for their talent but otherwise shunned. Katsa's Grace makes her the King's dog, and she's sent out on any number of horrible assignments by his order. It's not until Katsa meets the mysterious Po that she decides to take her life into her own hands...

And that's as far as I am in the book so far. It's a fabulous read, very engaging, full of likeable characters. I highly recommend it to fantasy lovers :)