I finally finished reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore yesterday. And yes, I liked it in some ways but I have to admit that it took me a while before I actually finished it. It started a bit slow for me and I have this love-hate relationship with the heroine Katsa. Got this book for only 150php, btw.
First of all, I really wanted to like Katsa very much. I did like her in some ways. She was kick-ass and is definitely one tough cookie. I really like the fact that she's a better fighter than everyone else around her. Unfortunately, she's also one helluva pessimist and I feel like she has this angst every now and then. I really did want to like her but for some reason she's somewhat in between. I still have mixed feelings until now.
And then, there's Po. Oh, how I love Po. He really is Prince Charming. The guy just made me swoon one very scene. I think he's the reason why I actually decided to finish this book. I just love the guy. I just feel so awful because of what happened towards the end but whatever. There are still Fire and Bitterblue. A lot of things can still happen.
Overall, the book is a decent read. It started a bit slow for me but I did manage to push through. I think the second and third part of the book made up for the slowness of the beginning. I would definitely read the other two novels when I get my hands on them. I'd give this a 4/5 stars.