Author: Kristin Cashore
Series: Graceling #1.
Genre: YA fantasy
Reason for Reading: Practically everyone I know has been forcibly detaining me in order to tell me that this book is awesome.
Copyright Date: 2008
Cover: A fancy silver dagger. Some painted flowers in the background.
First line: "In these dungeons the darkness was complete, but Katsa had a map in her mind."
Best part: Extremely original.
Worst part: It doesn't have one.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Bitterblue" by Cat Stevens
Recommended for: Anyone who likes fantasy. Girls with anger management problems. Girls who like martial arts. Girls!
Related Reads: It's hard to compare this book to anything, but there is a companion book coming out in a few months called Fire. There are also faint similarities to Tamora Pierce's Keladry series.