I’ve always been interested in witches.
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 6, 2016)
- ISBN-10: 1419721232
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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.
Tawney’s Review: The Graces are three siblings who are popular at school and they have this allure to everyone who meets them. It is said that they practice magic. River just moved to town and is intrigued by them. So begins her adventure at capturing their attention and discovering that magic actually exists.
The Graces are a close family that hardly ever let outsiders in until River came along. I didn’t really care for River so much as a character. She’s in love with Fenrin, which everyone seems to be. She moves to town because of something that happened to her, which is kept a secret. Her narration was very cold with little depth of emotion. I give her credit that she became more outgoing with the Graces. But what I really liked the Graces. I like the magic that weaved its way throughout the book and the fact that the Graces questioned this magic. It kind of reminded me of the book and movie Practical Magic.
Laure does a wonderful job at creating magic within her novel. It is always questioned, even by those that wield it. It was an easy read with fast pace and a great twisted ending. I am very interested to see what happens in the next book with the turn of these recent events. Magic is so grand!
Should you read it? Yes! It’s a perfect read for those who want something magical for Halloween.
Thank you Amulet for sending me the arc in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Laure Eve
Will write for cake. Author of THE GRACES, FEARSOME DREAMER and THE ILLUSIONISTS. Cultural mutt. Frequent hair changer.
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