I don't know, I don't know... Reading Graceling
was a bit like watching a French movie: Great concept, but too much talking. I admit that I expected more ass-kickery from the blurb. The romantic sub-plot, which had a lot of promise, didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the story, the pacing felt off - they spent way too much time in the woods and not enough kicking butt, I thought - and the climax was boring. I feel bad, because I really wanted to like this - the graces are a very exciting concept - and I did, but it wasn't the most satisfying read.