by Kristin Cashore
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
Almost took my breath away. Since The Mortal Instruments, I've never read a book that made me excited and nervous at the same time! It's a lengthy read but it's worth the eye strain.
Kristin Cashore's debut novel tackles a coming of age story where the usual elements are found: friendship, identity, purpose and love.