review of Graceling

I am currently reading Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. I am still working on finishing the book up so I wrote a review of “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore. I love the book it is like nothing I had ever read which is saying a lot. Generally when it comes to reading new series you can find a part of another series that it resembles. One example is how the horcruxes in Harry Potter can affect your personality negatively much like the ring in Lord of The Rings. Graceling is about a woman named Katsa who has one blue eye and one green eye. In Katsa’s world anyone born with two different eye colors is considered graced or gifted with some kind of ability. Katsa’s grace is to survive no matter what circumstances surround her. The theme is the book for me is to take control of your own destiny and embrace it.
the actions of three main characters Katsa, Prince Po, and Bitterblue all reflect the theme in different ways. In the beginning Katsa works for her uncle, the king to kill people who oppose the council. Katsa eventually embraces her survival grace by refusing one of the king’s orders and decides to leave his court entirely,taking destiny into her own hands. Prince Po struggles with a grace that allows him to have an inner sense of the world around him. Po eventually becomes blind and embraces his grace to allow him to use his inner sense to see instead of his eyes. Po does this by accepting his grace instead of trying to limit what it shows him. The last character Bitterblue is my favorite from this book. She embraces her destiny by succeeding her tyrant of a father after he is killed. Bitterblue from the beginning was not afraid to speak up when Katsa kills her father to protect her. Bitterblue speaking up to help Katsa shows that she embraces her destiny as queen especially since she announces she is queen after her father’s death.

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