July 31st 2018
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.
Go get this book on preorder now! Thanks to my friend @bookofcons and her recommendation for this brilliant book.
If you loved the vibe and trust issues from the Red Queen series, trust me when I say, you are going to be a fan of this book. There is feminism, character growth, and survival. Switching places with a sister and having them each suffer is tough. It gave me hope as I read because I got to see each of them grow. Well… a certain character really grows.
Serina getting to fighting for survival after being sentenced a certain punishment while trying to protect her sister, gives me life! She goes from this meek, primped, and proper subject to having to learn to, literally, having to kill for survival. She enters a world that is harsher than she ever prepared for and realizes that she needs to fight back.
Nomi, now in the training to be a Grace as her sister was, remains to be filled with fire but learns that she must fight while trying to keep a secret of her own against a fate that maybe worse than she anticipated. Missing her sister dearly, she trains the soft and submissive ways of the Grace while doing her scheming.
Authors especially this last year and this year, have left me with great trust issues so this entire book I squinted my eyes at everyone except one person.
This book is not a standalone. It bugs me but leaves me excited for the next installment. With certain (and major) events have taken place, I am left to wonder of the dangers that is going to come for the characters I have grown to cherish.
Leading ladies are always a wonderful thing to come across. The fact that this book contains women fighting their norms and challenging authority is amazing. It is never an easy thing trying to overturn rules that the men think is right but Grace and Fury left me cheering and wanting to join in on the battle (which I gladly do in real life.)
Banghart did an amazing job testing my abilities to trust people. Everyone is suspicious to me. I HIGHLY anticipate the next book that is supposed to come out in July 2019. Also, there is sometime to preorder for the swag (is she has any left.)
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