|BOOK REVIEW | GRACE AND FURY BY TRACY BANGHART

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Author  : Tracy Banghart
Series : Grace And Fury
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : June 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton

Synopsis : In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.

Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.

Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.

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I got this book into a Fairyloot box and I really loved it ! Moreover the Fairyloot’s edition is so gorgeous !!

Plot

We follow two sisters, Serina and Nomi. They’re very different but they can’t imagine their lives without each other.

At the first glance, they seem like the perfect opposite.  Serina is shallow, superficial because she was raised pampered by her parents in order to become a Grace.
On the other side, Nomi is reckless and absolutely at war with the patriarcal system they all live in ! She is fierce and loves her freedom.

Homesickness could be more painful than a bullet wound.

But as the story goes by, we can witness an amazing characters development. They become so different from what they used to be ! Serina is slowly but surely changing into a warrior, fighting for her survival. Nomi is becomingmore gullible but also slightly more cunning.

I reall enjoyed this book ! I have to admit I saw most of the plot twists coming. But the story was very enjoyable, the world our characters are living into is very intriguing !
To be honest, what I liked the most were the two main characters. I think it’s what makes this book stand out, really.

If you like court intrigue, fights for what’s right, cunning or witty characters, well you need to read this book as soon as possible.

And I haven’t talked about the most interesting aspect of this book yet ! Trust me, it’s worth mentioning : it’s a feminist book ! And let me tell you, it’s quality feminism. I mean, it’s not avoiding men, since it’s a patriarcal society, and it’s also not putting women above men. No. It’s about women helping each other.

Characters

  • Serina is my favorite character. From frivolous to badass, she’s really impressive ! She manages to stay good at heart no matter how much she faced.
  • Nomi also changed. She learned to be cunning, to hide things better than she ever did.
  • Malachi is definitively an intriguing character. You don’t know what to think of him, really.
  • Asa is nicer, charming and caught Nomi’s eyes.

4 stars

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About the author

 

Tracy Banghart

Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All of that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, son, cat, and sweet pupper Scrabble.

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