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read The Grace Year kindle · Hardcover é dogsalonbristol ↠ ❰Read❯ ➯ The Grace Year Author Kim Liggett – No one speaks of the grace year It’s forbiddenIn Garner County girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds to drive women mad with jePoachers in the woods men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market Their greatest threat may very well be each otherWith sharp prose and gritty realism The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls the women they eventually become and the difficult decisions they make in betwee another feminist dystopia another underwhelmed jessica seems pretty on brand for me at the moment unfortunately this review is probably going to be all over the place because i cant really articulate why this didnt uite work for me it wasnt a horrible reading experience in fact the story is so fast paced that it makes for a uick read maybe i just wasnt in the right mood for this because all i could keep thinking whilst reading is 'why what is the purpose of this'and what it keeps coming back to is the world building there just isnt enough of it to sustain my interest in the dystopian aspect of the story i have soooo many uestions and im not sure if everything is kept vague because the aim of the story is to be mysterious or the world building is just seriously lacking and underdeveloped im leaning towards the latter at this point and maybe this was a ‘wrong book at the wrong time’ kind of situation for me i need to learn that when this happens to set the book aside and come back to it rather than push though and give it a mediocre ratingreview not really fair regardless im happy to see that this is getting so much hype and praise from others↠ 25 stars

Kim Liggett ó The Grace Year reader

No one speaks of the grace year It’s forbiddenIn Garner County girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds to drive women mad with jealousy They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac the potent essence The Grace PDFEPUB or of youth of a girl on the edge of womanhood That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year to release th “Look around” Kiersten says as she stares me dead in the eyes “We are the only Gods here” 4 12 stars Wow This book was hard to put down And the ending made me really emotionalThe Grace Year is such an exciting mix of horror survival and the best of YA dystopias from 5 10 years back It really is like a darker feminist version of The Hunger Games I had a really busy week but I looked for every opportunity possible to sit down with this book and get sucked back into this ugly patriarchal world Nothing gets my blood pumping and the pages turning like a heavy dose of infuriating unfairnessThis is one of those rare novels where I think the fictional world actually benefits from some vague world building There is something very sinister and claustrophobic about the tiny oppressive world of Garner County a feeling of wrongness about it a feeling that you never know uite what is lurking beyond its edgesIn the county girls are banished to the wilds during their sixteenth year their Grace Year in order to purge themselves of their dangerous magic This magic is said to be an ability to seduce men lure them to sin and all manner of unsavory things Once out in the wild the girls need to survive the elements evade the poachers who are looking to harvest their body parts and just not kill each other All are easier said than done of course and especially the latter “They can call it magicI can call it madnessBut one thing is certainThere is no grace here” You can compare this to many other works The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies being the most obvious but it has a uniue flavour that's all it's own It's dark and gory It's very much a tale of survival against the odds But what is so odd about The Grace Year is that it’s about women going wild being jealous viciously hurting each other and yet it somehow manages to be a celebration of women and the ties between them Mothers and daughters Sisters Friends It's uite incredible how Liggett takes these women to their very worst so that we can eventually appreciate them at their bestI loved the whole eatingcannibalism metaphor too How patriarchy works because it forces women into a position where they are enemies and they have to devour one another to get ahead Powerful horrible and all too trueThe only downside is how the characters all seem to default to white The only girls whose physical appearances are described are pale and prone to blushing It's a shame in a book which is otherwise so pro woman and could easily have been remedied by describing characters with different skin coloursBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

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The Grace YearEir magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage But not all of them will make it home aliveSixteen year old Tierney James dreams of a better life a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman but as her own grace year draws near she uickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear It’s not even the How do you review a book that you enjoyed reading immensely yet it has glaringly poor execution The plot is sooo good Welcome to a world where girls are banished to an isolated camp for their sixteenth year of life The Grace Year to vanuish the magic or power they hold over men only to be married off or assigned duties as an indentured worker upon their returnWhite ribbons for the young girls red for the grace year girls and black for the wives Innocence Blood DeathThis camp sounds like a great setup for some serious nightmarish drama huh Well we'll never know because very little of the storyline revolves around the day to day inner workings of the camp I found it difficult to get on board from the beginning because there is no background no history to tell the reader how we got to this point in time Little to no character development The pacing is so off Months pass by with the turn of a page Months that I wanted to hear about The MC had so much potential She is painted to be a strongwillled forward thinking girl in a backwards world Yet at the camp she allows herself to be mercilessly bullied to the point of near death with no attempts at defending herself In the end she does little to advance the plight of the women I don't think I'm giving anything away here when I ask why does EVERY YA book feature a romance There's no room for it in this storyline It's another eye rolling insta love that does not fit the girl power themeThis book has been compared to a marrying of Lord of the Flies and The Handmaid's Tale and I think that's a fair assessment in as far as the plot goes However The Grace Year doesn't uite reach the level of tension and abject horror found in those stories This book lands flatly in the YA genre and teen girls are going to eat it up thus I suspect it will be an instant bestseller upon release 5 Stars for entertainment3 Stars for execution You do the mathI received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review