Unparalleled, The Graces

Series: The Graces #1
Publication: September 6th 2016 by Amulet Books
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
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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.

There are lot of definitions a person could give you with truth. But mostly, his answer is not the whole truth, it’s just part of the truth.  That part is his experience to another person or the world not telling the truth to him. The other part is that, the truth on his self.

I was filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise on how Laure Eve exposed the truth of ourselves—on how we crave and crave for the entire truth yet we cannot give it back totally. On most chapters of The Graces, I have a lot of queries to what’s the point of this? What’s the point of that? Then what? There is no clear shot, yet, that my questions would be answered. I also thought that this would be a draggy read because of the rising number of my unanswered questions and I would end up DNF-ing it but it wasn’t, instead, those questions lead me to further to read The Graces.

This may spoil you a bit. You might want to skip it? But it’s good to know this first especially if you’re so into magic. Your expectations on The Graces magic might deadened and you would DNF it. The magic on this book was different but it was one of the reasons I have read it until the end. It’s a bit of a disappointment to those who have been fed up of breathtaking supernatural powers. So if you are interested to read The Graces, don’t expect much on its magic. Expect more on the magic of Laure Eve.


If you are finding the truth in yourself or of the world, The Graces is desirable for you. Just don’t let your anticipations get ahead of you. It’s a light read and it’s easy to adapt on its quality of being one of a kind. Resplendently written, The Graces would grant you coup de grâce.



Source: Publisher via Netgalley - Thank you! · I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.



Yani

Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë:
"And from the midst of cheerless gloom
I passed to bright unclouded day."

22 comments

  1. I love your review, really well written. I didn't know about the book but now I'm asking questions about the thuth lol. thanks for the discovery

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    1. Sure, no problem. Also, I'm flattered. Thank you, Melliane. :)

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  2. I really liked this book!! I thought I might not because I thought River was a bit....eek, very "better than though" to EVERYONE except the Graces?! But then I loooved Graces and the vibe of the book was amazing and I just couldn't put it down. THAT ENDING THO. NEED MORE.

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    1. I know! I saw your review on Goodreads after posting my review there. I thought that so. But I want to know of The Graces magic but it end up with... WOAH. Oh, yes. That ending. We'll not worry, we have book two!

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  3. This is new to me so thank you for putting it on my radar and for the honest review!

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  4. Is this magical realism? You have me curious.

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    1. As I've understood on what I've searched online, yes, it is.

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  5. Ohh that book sounds really good, thank you for putting it on my radar! :)

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS REVIEW. I saw so many people DNF this book on Goodreads and just in general. I was actually one of the ones that really enjoyed this book! I also stated in my review that The Graces is a novel that exposes the truth about ourselves. In one way or another, we are like River and we desperately try to fit in (and want to feel included). Hehe I thought this book had a Twilight La Push feel. Lovely and succinct review!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. Yeah, it's really disappointing if people won't just enjoy the book instead of judging it by "some reasons". And those some reasons they say, those were my questions too but I still dig up The Graces and it was like... *Voice of Laure Eve* TADAHH! This is my point. True that about River! That girl. The book give us hints about her, then not, then hints. But it's good anyway. I did not felt any Twilight though. Thank you, Alex. ;)

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  7. It sort of reminds me of another book, but that is only cos I do not know how that magic or not magic works

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    1. You can say when reading The Graces that their magic is vague. But it's fine once you've finished it.

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  8. Glad to hear you kept reading and it didn't make you want to DNF! I've heard mixed things about this one, so I'm not really sure. I think it would be a library choice for me more than anything.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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    1. I won't push you on reading this tho. It's not really for everyone.Maybe read more reviews?

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  9. Your review legit sounds so honest! I'll still give it a try! :)
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow! Great review - honestly, you made me think bout things that I completely dismissed when I read and reviewed this book. I think you are so spot on re: craving the truth but not being able to give it back. Seriously insightful

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    1. Thank you, Eva. Yes, I was looking for the "thing" that would lead me to its last page and for the The Graces is its point on the truth.

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  11. I've never heard of this one, but I am curious about the magic in this, and how its different

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    1. Glad I made you curious about its magic. It's unusual. It's vague.

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  12. I actually liked this book as well, so many negative reviews on this one though - great review :) Benish @ Beenazai

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