Here's the first one for the wonderful Graceling, which I loved, loved, loved like the crazy fangirl I am. Here's the description for anyone not familiar with the story.
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po. She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone. With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.
What can I say other than WOW or perhaps WOWZA or some variation upon that theme. I thought this book was beautifully written, action-packed and with a believable love story that really made you cheer for the couple. And is Po like the perfect man or what? Where can I get myself a Po?
I can't wait to read more of Cashore's amazingly lyrical writing. She truly swept me away to another world that I was disappointed to have to leave. I know that she's writing a second book called Fire that takes place in the same world, but I don't believe it's a sequel to this story. I can't wait to get my hands on it though. Definitely recommended!!
I'll probably post my review of Wintergirls tomorrow if I get all my homework done, if not then Monday. Also my contest is still going on. It ends March 31st so enter to win 3 cool books.