This is a fantasy novel that will knock your socks off! In Graceling, we follow the story of Kasta, a kick-butt heroine who has one green eye and one blue. In this world, the different pairing of eyes means that the person is graced- or born with an extreme skill. (i.e. dancing, fighting, sewing, storytelling, etc). Kasta has the Grace of killing. She is forced into service of her horrible uncle and king, Randa, King of the Middluns, as his henchman. She is charged with punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him.
To counter balance the injustice that she deals out, Kasta also forms a council that complete secret missions that undermines the king and brings justice to the people.
Katsa has friends in her cousin Raffin, her attendant Helda, and others who form The Council. But it is Prince Po that she meets someone who can fully understand her.
Overall, a wonderful story with a strong heroine, magic, friendship, and love.