(The Graces #1)
by Laure Eve
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Publication Date: September 6th 2016
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | Magic
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Everyone loves the Graces.
Fenrin Grace is larger than life, almost mythical. He’s the school Pan, seducing girls without really meaning to. He’s biding his time until someone special comes along. Someone different, who will make him wonder how he got along all this time without her. Someone like me.
Fenrin’s twin, Thalia, is a willowy beauty with rippling, honey-colored hair. Wherever she goes, Thalia leaves behind a band of followers who want to emulate her. She casts spells over everyone she encounters, just like Fenrin—even if they both deny it.
Then there’s Summer. She’s the youngest Grace, and the only one who admits she’s really a witch. Summer is dark on the outside—with jet-black hair and kohl-rimmed eyes—and on the inside. It was inevitable that she’d find me, the new girl—a loner with secrets lurking under the surface.
I am River. I am not a Grace. But I’ll do anything to become one. (Goodreads)
The first thing that drew me to The Graces was the super gorgeous cover. Seriously, I have a weakness for books with awesome covers, and the story sounded pretty cool, so I was really excited to get started on the book.
This book took a lot longer for me to get through than I expected. I found the characters interesting at first, but the more I read, the more irritating they became. And this is not just the main character, but ALL of the characters. I just couldn't connect with any of them for some reason.
Then there was the storyline. It really had a lot of potential which made me really excited going in, but as the story went along, I found myself losing interest pretty quickly. I did push through and finished the book, as I kept feeling like things would eventually pick up, but they never really did. We do get some answers at the end of the book, finally, and the books ends in a way that will have you wondering what is going to happen next. I am currently undecided on if I will be picking up the sequel for the book.
Overall; I really wanted to like The Graces, as it had so much potential, but unfortunately, I just could not connect with the book. Don't let this stop you from reading it, however, as you may like it more than I did. :)