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The Graces – Laure Eve

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Everyone said the Graces were witches.

They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair.

They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for someone different.

All I had to do was show them that person was me.

Like everyone else in her town, River is obsessed with the Graces, attracted by their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But are they really what they seem? And are they more dangerous than they let on?

This beautifully-written thriller will grip you from its very first page.

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My Rating: 3.5 Stars

This book left me with a lot of mixed emotions. On the one hand, it was fast paced and I actually read it in one 3 hour sitting. On the other, I felt that the majority of the book focused on River’s obsession with the Graces – an obsession that I didn’t quite understand until the last chapter of the book. For quite a while, I felt that she was obsessed only because they were popular and this book was going to be another teenage drama book.

That being said, the book was very well written. As a main character, I found River relatable, likable and mysterious. While it did feel a little Mean Girls-esque at the beginning of the book, I also enjoyed her relationship with the Graces. I found myself really looking forward to Fenrin’s witty banter and Summer’s quirky behavior. The only character I never connected with in the book was Thalia, I wish we could have learned a little more about her. While she did seem unwaveringly faithful to her family, she also came across as cold.

While there were parts of the book that I didn’t like, the ending was an absolute jaw dropper. It was one of those endings that you kick yourself for not expecting because, looking back, there were hints throughout the book. Because of the ending, and because I can’t wait to see where Laure Eve takes River’s character, I will absolutely read the next book in the series.

My Takeaway: This book may not have been an absolute favorite of mine, but I really do see the potential for an incredible series. The writer’s style was easy to read and I found the main character easy to relate to. I recommend this to anyone who enjoyed The Young Elites series and need you to email me when you read the ending! I can’t be the only person who was completely shocked!

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