Graceling is the story of a young girl who has been graced with a special gift, a gift that she hates. She has the Grace of killing. If she could control her Grace, that would be fine. But, she is under the command of her uncle and she must do his bidding. What would our protagonist do if she had her own choices? How do the people around her influence her?
When I first read this book, the author created a world and story that literally came to life. As I read the descriptions of them riding into the courtyard, I could literally hear the crowd as they reacted. The writing was so vibrant and the book was action packed. For those who enjoy fantasy, you might give Graceling a try.