Grace And Fury by Tracy BanghartGrace And Fury by Tracy Banghart

Grace And Fury

byTracy Banghart

Hardcover | July 31, 2018

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Bold, brutal, and beautiful--a must-read fantasy full of fierce sisterhood, action, and political intrigue for fans of The Selection series,Caraval, andThe Handmaid's Tale.
Serina Tessaro has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace--someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. It's her chance to secure a better life for her family, and to keep her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, out of trouble. But when Nomi catches the Heir's eye instead, Serina is the one who takes the fall for the dangerous secret her sister has been hiding.
Trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one option: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to save Serina. But this is easier said than done.... A traitor walks the halls of the palazzo, and deception lurks in every corner.
Meanwhile Serina is running out of time. Imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive, surrounded by women stronger than she is, one wrong move could cost her everything. There is no room for weakness on Mount Ruin, especially weaknesses of the heart.
Thrilling and captivating,Grace and Furyis a story of fierce sisterhood, and of survival in a world that's determined to break you.
Tracy Banghartgrew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, son, and several mischievo...
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Title:Grace And FuryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.85 × 1.25 inPublished:July 31, 2018Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316471410

ISBN - 13:9780316471411

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't stop reading It was so good I couldn't stop reading and finished it all in one sitting! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story This was a great book! I was hooked at the start. It actually reminded me a little of my current WIP, so I was very interested in it. The story was fast paced. Each time I thought I knew what was going to happen, the story would change. It was unpredictable, but that made it exciting. I really liked the sisters who were the main characters. They were opposites, and they were each placed in worlds that didn’t suit them. I loved the setting of the palace, but I was also intrigued by the prison. It was very well written. I’m looking forward to seeing where this story goes in the next books!
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! Fell in love with the characters and the storyline. Cannot wait for the next book!
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast-paced and Powerful Grace and Fury is a book I had high hopes of loving. Normally I'm not big on bringing books on vacations (limited luggage space) so I don't take many with me but I knew I had to bring Grace and Fury. The story was fast-paced and unputdownable. I read almost the whole thing on the plane and had to tell myself to slow down so I could savour every part of the story. Grace and Fury is composed of two stories running on a parallel timeline. Each narrated by one sister the chapters alternated between their POVS. I love the writing style. Both POVs had my adrenaline pumping. The story built upon itself until it climaxed with a huge twist. Although I wasn't blindsided by it I thought the events leading up to the reveal and the reveal itself were done really well. Smoothly. By the end of the book we're at a converging point and I can't wait to see the two sides intertwine. I'm also curious as to how the romances will develop. The sisters both have love arcs and even though they're not a big part of the storyline I think they're important to the characters' developments. Nomi and Serina are so very different. In the beginning I found myself siding with Nomi's ideals because I didn't like how Serina resigned herself to her fate. A glorified statue was not a way to live. However, as the story progressed we saw how easily Nomi was lured by pretty words. "No one should be made to feel broken or powerless. Not you, not me. Not anyone." (p. 160). I felt how young she truly was with the mistake after mistake she made. Serina, on the other hand, got a huge wake up call when she covered for her sister. There was significant character growth on her part. The way she fought and stood up for the women and their rights was amazing. I cheered hard for her by the end of the book. The irony of what became of the two sisters was not lost on me. What other changes will we see in them? My favourite thing about Grace and Fury is the sibling solidarity. Nomi, Serina and their brother Renzo always looked out for each other and their family. There is resentment and guilt but their love for each other triumphed all. Any negative feelings only served to amplify how tight these siblings are. I can't wait to see them keep defending one another. Apparently if you've read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard then you will have seen this twist coming from a mile away. I haven't yet but I had a hunch about the brothers. Malachi was quiet and observant whereas Asa was opinionated and passionate. Both had their allures. I reserved my judgment until the end of the book but it was still satisfying to know I was right to be cautious. I loved Grace and Fury with its dynamic characters and politically intriguing storyline. The only thing I didn't love was the huge cliffhanger ending. I really thought this was a standalone so the ending took me by surprise. Can I please have the next book asap?
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I got this book from an Owlcrate box, and really enjoyed it. I agree with another review below that it could have been longer. It was a little predictable, but I really did enjoy it. Hopefully there will be another one soon as I'd like to know how the story ends...
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! The love between sisters is very powerful and at times can present problems...this book truly tells this truth!
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family, Feminism and Survival! Grace and Fury is an epic story of family, feminism and survival. Once I started reading the book, I could not put it down. I highly recommend this one. Serina and Nomi couldn't be more different. Serina is the dutiful sister, told from an early age that she was a beauty and would be raised to one day become a Grace so she has a chance of being one of the many Graces the King and his heir have. Serina will stop at nothing to become the best Grace, in order to give herself a better life, and provide more income for her family. Nomi believes this is all a trap, raised to be her sister's handmaiden, Nomi does everything to make Serina's job easier, the only problem is that she doesn't want Serina to become a Grace and would rather live at home with her twin brother and continue with every day life. But when Serina goes to the palace and the heir chooses Nomi to be one of his Graces, their roles switch, and before the two can figure out how to their new roles, Serina is caught taking the blame for a crime Nomi commits, a crime that sends her to an all woman prison located on a remote island. Now Nomi must navigate throughout the palace, and entertain the prince without doing anything to sabotage her position, while Serina must find a way to stay alive in prison in hopes of returning to her sister once again. When I first started this book, I was a bit worried I would prefer one main character over the other. After getting about 4-5 chapters into the story, I fell in love with not only the story line, but both of the characters as well. Nomi and Serina are both very different to begin with, but throughout the story they see each other's point of view and why their sister acts the way she does. Their character development is astonishing, its probably the best character development I've read about in a couple years. Serina goes from being the soft and reserved girl to a strong woman thats not afraid to speak her mind and do what feels right to her heart, and Nomi went from being rebellious and not really caring about consequences, to finally learning how to slow down, think over her plans and do things for other people rather than just for herself. I loved both characters equally and can't wait to see what they will do next. I thought the pacing and the plot of the story were very well written as well. The story picks up only a few chapters in, and the twists are so good that they keep the reader interested. So I'm giving you a warning now, once you get a few chapters in, you won't want to put the book down, so read at your own risk. Besides the characters, the thing I loved most about this book was the world building. The two settings of the characters are so vastly different. You have the palace where everything is so lavish and intricate. Then you have the volcano island where the prison is located, and you get a natural setting with wilderness. While the two settings were so different, the author did an amazing job and making the image so vivd that I could picture it clearly in my head. Overall, this book was incredible. I loved the message that it sends, as well as the characters and the world. I highly recommend this to all fans of fantasy, feminism and strong female characters. I can't wait to read more from this series, and I can't wait to read more from this author.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong Sisterly Love *I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review* Grace and Fury tells the story of two sisters trying to survive in a dystopian society where women have absolutely zero rights. One sister rebels while the other submits. However, something happens that changes their lives and perspectives forever. The idea behind this story was fairly unique. My only complaint about this book is that it was too short. Just when I was beginning to connect with the characters, Banghart ended with a cliff hanger. I definitely feel that book one and the next book should have been combined. Recommended for fans of The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Date published: 2018-05-03

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