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Graceling: awesome cool book! I also read the semi-prequel (set before this book, but only mentions one or two of the same characters) and have this book's sequel on my reading list.
Graceling- With a strong female protagonist this book has a Hunger Games feel - I Loved it!!
Graceling first of a 3 book series
Graceling - Kristin Cashore
Really good book