Series: Grace and Fury #1
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on July 1, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Source: Fairyloot, Own Copy
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In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.
Serina 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. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir's eye, it's Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.
Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.
I cannot believe that Grace and Fury has been on my shelf for two years unread. I was addicted to this book from page one. So much so that I wizzed through this story one morning before swiftly moving on to the next book.
I was fully invested in Serina and Nomi’s story. Both are very different women with very different ideas of what they should achieve in life and what they are entitled to. At first I was a bit apprehensive about women being oppressed scenario, but it did not take long for the girls to fight back and take charge!
Grace and Fury is told from the perspectives of Serina and Nomi in alternative chapters. While Nomi for me remained the same throughout. Serina’s development was pretty epic and she became so strong. There is also a devious villain who completely deceived me.
Also I said above that I’ve had this book on my shelf for over two years. And all I can say thank goodness. Because at the end there is the most ginormous cliff-hanger. Luckily I had the next book lined up because I would not have been able to cope.
I honestly loved this book. It was fun, addictive and glittering. Honestly for me, Grace and Fury was a powerful read and definitely one of my favourites for 2020.