Graceling by Kristen Cashore is a YA fantasy book.
The good things: quick paced, hits major story arch nicely, likeable characters
The bad things: Katsa is pretty much Katniss (except not as good because no one can touch Katniss!), she’s a little cliche (so tough but so beautiful but thinks it’s such a nuisance to be beautiful— what if we had a tough girl that Liked her hair? Was even vain about it??), the anti marriage stance felt forced and didn’t benefit the story, the end was rushed
Verdict: it was ok. If you love YA and love fantasy, give it a try. I would not let my daughters read this book. You can do better- reread hunger games.