Title: The Grace Year
Author: Kim Liggett
Date of Publication: October 8th, 2019
SURVIVE THE YEAR.
No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.
In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.
Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.
I’m just loving each book I read by Kim Liggett! This one was so good and different from the ones I’ve previously read! It has a slow start but not in a bad way at all! We get to learn about the characters and this unique and terrifying world!
Tierney was a strong and defiant character and I loved her! I did get mad at her a couple times just because she was angry at Michael, but I get it! What I also thought was cool is we get to see each season play out when the group of girls have to go out on this journey! And this is not a fun one at that! Nothing is as it seems, I might add! Twists and turns galore!
I wanted to hug some characters, shake some, keep some! The writing was flawless and I swear, this woman is an auto buy for me! I highly recommend this savage and beautiful tale!
Have you read this book?