Friday 30 September 2016

The Graces, Laure Eve

Pages: 415
Publisher: Faber
Release Date: 1st September 2016
Edition: UK proof, review copy

Other Titles by this Author: Fearsome Dreamer, The Illusionists

Meet the Graces

They were waiting for someone different.
All I had to do was show them that person was me.

Just like everybody else in her small town, River is obsessed with the Graces. Just like everybody else, she's been seduced by their wealth, their exclusivity, their beauty, and their glamour.

But unlike everybody else, River knows exactly what she’s doing.

Doesn’t she?

The YA world has been raving about ‘The Graces’ for goodness knows how long and I have to admit that I was a little intimidated by the hype, but boy did it live up to it!

Within only a couple of pages I was completely intrigued. ‘The Graces’ has that really nostalgic atmosphere of old school paranormal romance that was the backbone of YA for so long and it was such a lovely feeling. It did feel a little overwritten at first, a little try-hard, but I soon fell into the rhythm of the story and became swept up in the intrigue of the Graces.

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All the time I wasn’t reading ‘The Graces’ I was dying to – it’s incredibly compelling. The mysteries got thicker, the atmosphere got closer and everything got darker, all leading to a twist that completely blew my mind. I was expecting a big twist, but that was still a serious wow. One of my smaller theories did turn out to be correct though which I was rather chuffed about that.

Every single character in this book is completely messed up. The Graces live in a bubble of privilege, overprotective parents and a strange intense relationship with each other. River’s family life is equally unusual, but at the opposite end of the spectrum and she’s desperate for love and acceptance. But all four of them take their messiness to unexpected levels.

Dark, compelling and shocking, ‘The Graces’ threw me for a loop. I can’t WAIT for book two!

Thanks to Faber for the review copy.



  1. I really want to read this (I'm asking for it for my birthday!) It sounds perfect for Halloween :)

  2. A very good article. Thank you!


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