Graceling - Kristin Cashore I almost gave this a five, as I really did enjoy it. The characters engaged me, and I thought the entire "graceling" concept was unique. My only (very minor) quibbles were that I felt Bitterblue seemed entirely too adult in her speech, even for a child as mature as she was supposed to be, and there was a certain flatness to the worldbuilding (which could have something to do with this being YA...I'm not a big YA reader, so that could have something to do with it). Otherwise, this was a fun read, and I'll definitely read the sequel at some point.