THE GRACES Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Today we are posting on behalf of ROCKSTAR Book Tours-blog tour for THE GRACES by Laure Eve. Once I picked up this book I could not stop reading it and you can read how I felt about it in my review that is located further down this post. Don't forget to enter the giveway at the end of the post and make sure to visit the other blogs that are on this tour. Good Luck!!


THE GRACES
by Laure Eve
Pub. Date: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Amulet Books
Source: Publisher
Pages: 352
Rating: 
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
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When a glamorous family of teenage witches brings a mysterious new girl into their fold, they unwittingly nurture a powerful black magic that could destroy them all. This paranormal YA fantasy features intrigue, spells, and a devastating twist. In The Graces, the first rule of witchcraft states that if you want something badly enough, you can get it . . . no matter who has to pay.

Everyone loves the Graces. Fenrin, Thalia, and Summer Grace are captivating, wealthy, and glamorous. They’ve managed to cast a spell over not just their high school but also their entire town—and they’re rumored to have powerful connections all over the world. If you’re not in love with one of them, you want to be them. Especially River: the loner, new girl at school. She’s different from her peers, who both revere and fear the Grace family. She wants to be a Grace more than anything. But what the Graces don’t know is that River’s presence in town is no accident.

This fabulously addictive fantasy combines sophisticated and haunting prose with a gut-punching twist that readers will be dying to discuss. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars as well as nostalgic classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 1996 movie The Craft, The Graces marks the beginning of a new wave of teen witches.

My Thoughts

THE GRACES by Laure Eve is unlike anything I have read before while being reminiscent of other stories that have bewitched me. It is mysteriously inviting, begging you to delve into its words and discover the truth within it's pages. But beware, for once you have been touched by THE GRACES you will never be the same again. 

As I began to read THE GRACES I was immediately drawn into the mystery of this family and the quiet obsession that the town's newcomer, River has with the three younger Graces, especially heartbreaker, Fenrin. I admired her tenacity and resourceful manner at being able to worm her way into a family that is rumored to be fickle and possibly witches. One would think that she would want to shy away from them, but is that the very reason she wants to join them?  It is all so mysterious and initially I am captivated by the enigma that is the Grace family but my attention subtly shifts to the secrecy that seems to envelop River.

"I can stop pretending when I'm Alone." River, The Graces

Her ardent desire for Fenrin pushes her to unravel a curse that supposedly haunts the Grace family and further enclosing her into their depths. Then the mystery further deepens when a family friend disappears and a wicked twist is discovered that will make you question everything you believe in.

I enjoyed how this story was written in a stylishly lyrical manner that was evocative and eloquent. Like water skipping over stones, The Graces storyline kept moving at good pace that kept my interest going while building up to a finale that left me reeling.  A must read for anyone that likes a bit of mystery that will stay with you long after you have finished it.

About Laure:
A French-British hybrid who grew up in Cornwall, a place saturated with myth and fantasy. Being a child of two cultures taught her everything she needed to know about trying to fit in at the same time as trying to stand out.
She speaks English and French, and can hold a vague conversation, usually about food, in Greek.

A random selection of favourite things: Terry Pratchett quotes, characters with questionable morals, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Häagen-Dazs cookie dough ice cream, anything Trent Reznor is remotely involved in even if it only extends to 'he once touched this artist's arm', bad 90s dance music and anything a bit weird (see: Davids Lynch and Cronenberg).

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2 comments:

  1. I read a sample of The Graces earlier this summer. I have got to find time in my reading schedule to fit it in. :D

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    1. It will be worth your time. I read it in one setting.

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