I would like to thank Hodders Children’s Books and Tracy Banghart for sending me this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Bold, brutal and beautiful, this is a must-read with the glitter and romance of The Selection and the thrilling action and intrigue of Red Queen.
In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other on an island prison where women must fight to survive.
Serina has spent her whole life preparing to become a Grace – selected to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining example of the perfect woman.
But her headstrong and rebellious younger sister has a dangerous secret, and one wrong move could cost both sisters everything.
Can Serina fight? And will Nomi win?
WOW. This book was quite something. For good and for some slightly bad reasons. Before I dive into what I didn’t like about the book, I will focus on the positives of the book.
I adored both main characters, sisters Serina and Nomi. I did favour Serina over Nomi (ever so slightly) but I was just as intrigued and in awe of both. Serina without a doubt showed a massive character development throughout. She has a fire buried deep inside of her that she, nor I, realised that Serina had. This made reading her chapters so exciting. Serina had conformed most of her life to the rules and ways that a woman should be and as the story got deeper she began to see the truth.
I loved the world and how the author made it feel believable. There was a lot of thought put into this world and I felt that the overall execution of it all worked really well.
The idea of women being told what to do, wear, say and basically how to live to grit my teeth. There were numerous times where I was so angry, I thought might throw the book across the room. But it was the perfect idea to based the story around so it was a good topic for Grace and Fury.
The pacing of the book was consisted throughout. Which basically means that this beauty never dragged. I felt so incredibly excited throughout and just had to know what was going to happen next. It was definitely one of those books that once you start it is so difficult to put down!
I was originally wanted to give this book 5/5 stars as I loved it so much.
There was a “big twist” towards the end of the book which left me really annoyed. This was based on the fact that it reminded me of another book, a very popular YA Dystopian book. The twist was so similar and obvious it slightly ruined my overall feeling for the book.
Don’t get me wrong. I still liked the book. Because of the ending and how so painfully similar it is to this other book I’m a tad unsure of what to make of it.
I won’t say what book I have been talking about!
Regardless of this I will be checking out the next book in the series!