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The Grace Year
The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaids Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture! A visceral, darkly haunting fever dream of a novel and an absolute page-turner. Liggetts deeply suspenseful book brilliantly explores the high cost of a misogynistic world that denies women power and does it with a heart-in-your-throat, action-driven story thats equal parts horror-laden fairy tale, survival story, romance, and resistance manifesto. I couldnt stop reading. Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author No one speaks of the grace year. Its forbidden. Girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, 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. Thats why theyre 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 lifea society that doesnt pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that its not just the brutal elements they must fear. Its not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for their chance to grab one of the girls in order to make their fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other. With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.
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KelliJo
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I am, roughly, halfway through this book and pleasantly surprised with how much I love this story. Full review to come, but if the story keeps up the way it has been then it will be added to my favorites list for sure! ❤

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Kharp
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#thegraceyear. This is seriously a great book! I read it in a day because I just could not put it down! Beautiful story of women‘s power! Do not underestimate the magic that women have inside! 💪👏🎉

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kellyann28
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I enjoyed this book overall. I struggled with a relationship that suddenly blossomed in the book but the ending was really good. Definitely a Handmaid's Tale and Hunger Games mashup!
Also, Kiersten is THE WORST.

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TheBookKeepers
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Free swag, books, & the signing of The Grace Year! So much fun! #yallfest

ljuliel Looks like you had lots of fun ! 5d
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shejustlovesbooks
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This book is a new favorite! A mix of The Hunger Games, The Crucible, and The Handmaid's Tale. I was 100% into this book from the start and it was awesome all the way through!

Dystopian YA - Totally worth reading!

Who else has read this book??

TheBookKeepers LOVED this book!! 2d
shejustlovesbooks @TheBookKeepers yay! It was so good!! 2d
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Andra_library
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I devoured this book! Loved it! But I would say it‘s not for everyone. So much to think about. Is it a statement about society? Absolutely. So much to delve into. Sure to piss some people off.

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Mowen036
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First off how cute is my kitty? We‘re working on her modeling skills.

I literally devoured the Grace Year! I read it in 2 days. So it‘s a super quick read and boy is it packed with things. It kinda dropped off just a little but not much. I wanted maybe a little more. All in all it was a good book to get me out of my slump.

wanderinglynn She‘s so pretty! ❤️🐱 1w
HOTPock3tt Soo cute! ♥️ 1w
whippoorwill815 Awww is she a tortie?? I am a recent owner of a tortie also but mine is much more black! 1w
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Texreader 😻❤️ 1w
Mowen036 @whippoorwill815 yes she is! She comes with what my husband calls a lot of tortitude. 1w
readordierachel Very, very cute 😻 1w
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Redwritinghood
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Really interesting dystopian, feminist story. A good illustration of how fear of the unknown and of a woman‘s intellect and power can drive people to bizarre and dangerous ideas. This was often very brutal and, overall, not without a few flaws, but a great propulsive story. 4⭐️

Texreader Great review 1w
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valeriegeary
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This book, this book. Feral and feminist and so so good. I loved this one! At first, I wasn't at all sure what was going on but not in a bad way. I trusted the author to take me through it and boy she sure did! Horrifying moments, unexpected moments, and many beautiful, powerful ones too. A provocative book, for YA and adult readers. #bookreport

Cinfhen Ok, you convinced me 😜 2w
Maude I felt the same! It was definitely one of my favorite reads this year. 2w
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 2w
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valeriegeary @Cinfhen hope you like it! 🤞🤞🤞 2w
valeriegeary @Maude I wasn't sure if I'd like it going in, since it's marketed as YA and I'm picky with my YAs but I think the story unfolded great, and the premise was riveting. 2w
valeriegeary @TrishB 👏👏👏 2w
TheBookKeepers Such a great book!!!!!! Glad you loved it!! 1w
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jillannjohn
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I really enjoyed this one especially the second half. Hunger Games & Handmaid‘s Tale vibes but a very different story. #dystopian #girlpower

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lost.in.a.book
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October was an exceptional month with several 5 star reads. My top pick for the month is #thegraceyear
Now I am ready for some lighter subject material... perhaps a good romance.

Happy Halloween 🎃

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🖤🎃🖤📚 2w
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RavenclawPrincess913
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What's everybody's favorite newly released book so far this year?

#ravenclawprincess #ravenclaw_princess913

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ErraticElle
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WOW! If you put Lord of the Flies, The Crucible, The Handmaid's Tale, and The Hunger Games into a blender, the result might give you a taste of what to expect with The Grace Year.

If you enjoy dystopian ficiton, this is a must read!

Terribly dark and magnificent, the writing is creepy and very atmospheric. I was totally hooked, on the edge of my seat for nearly the entire thing. I devoured this book. Fingers crossed for a sequel.

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valeriegeary
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What a lovely idea @Cinfhen has to keep the bookish conversations going! This week I'll be rushing to read this one so I can return it to the library before we leave for Hawaii on Thursday! 🌴🌴🌴

So far I'm really enjoying it! It's so creepy! I'm about 100 pages in, should be able to finish.

I'm only taking my Kindle with us on our trip but it is loaded down with excellent reads, including 2 set in Hawaii! 🌋🌋🌋
#weeklyforecast

Lifeisasnap It reminded me of Lord of the Flies female style. 😬 3w
Cinfhen Safe travels and happy reads ✈️🌴🥥📚 3w
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valeriegeary
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Just started this one and I'm so hooked! Also I'm very nervous about all that could possibly unfold in the next 400 pages. 😬

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Tiffiney
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I LOVED this book!! I loved the writing, I loved the story...I loved everything about it! One of my top favorite reads in 2019. I hope they make a movie...

Lovesbooks87 They are making it into a movie!!! 3w
Tiffiney @Lovesbooks87 I'm so happy to hear that! Can't wait to see how it turns out. 3w
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Curlicious
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Finally got my hands on this book. Can‘t wait to dig in ❤️❤️ perfect rainy day, reading weather. And sick in bed

Lifeisasnap I‘ve been enjoying it. I sure hope you do too. 3w
Curlicious @Lifeisasnap so far so good. ❤️ 3w
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“We‘re told we have the power to lure grown men from their beds, make boys lose their minds, and drive the wives mad with jealousy. They believe our very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That‘s why we‘re banished for our sixteenth year, to release our magic into the wild before we‘re allowed to return to civilization.”

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Carla
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Kim Liggett loves my drawing of The Grace Year tree for the “wild” Inktober prompt! 🌺
#inktober #screamathon #art #horror

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Carla
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Inktober Day 16: Wild. I drew the tree from The Grace Year, the one the girls use to release their magic. #kimliggett #horror #screamathon #inktober

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I‘m so excited to read and listen to this book! It‘s already a best seller and is getting 4 1/2 stars ⭐️ I‘m guessing this is going to be one of my favorites of 2019!

+1 point #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

Melismatic It‘s in my (eventual) TBR 4w
kymmiesreads @Melismatic it sounds so good! 4w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4w
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KimmyM
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A few of the books I'm hoping to read before the end of the year. I'm confident that I'm going to meet or pass my goal of 100 books this year #tbr

Puredragonstar I have Gideon the ninth on mine as well!!! 🤛🏻🥰 1mo
KimmyM @Puredragonstar Yay! I think it will be my next book! 1mo
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Skyrimir
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Northern littens will probably think I‘m crazy, but it‘s in the 70s so I‘m feeling the fall vibes. Also, this is the saddest little fire ever. I need to get some actual firewood. 🤣

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Lovesbooks87
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Believe the hype Littens. This book was crazy good. I had an ARC of this and I am kicking myself for not reading this sooner! I found myself not being able to turn the pages fast enough to find out what would happen next. I cant wait to see how it all plays out on the big screen!

Chelsea.Poole Ohh. I'm intrigued 🧐 1mo
Lovesbooks87 @Chelsea.Poole it was so good! 1mo
JoScho I have been waiting all weekend to hear what you thought of it!! Yay. I am so glad you loved it too! 1mo
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lost.in.a.book
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"It's the choices you make when no one is watching that makes you who you are." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lovesbooks87 I started it this morning. I just made it to the winter part! 1mo
lost.in.a.book @Lovesbooks87 I hope you love it as much as I did. It has such an amazing message for us as women ❤ Enjoy 😀 1mo
Lovesbooks87 @lost.in.a.book did you know that they are making it into a movie? 1mo
lost.in.a.book @Lovesbooks87 I listened to an interview with the author at the end of the audiobook and she mentions a movie. I hope it is thoughtfully done 🤞 1mo
Buechersuechtling I love that quote you chose. I try to keep it in my mind. It‘s so good. 1mo
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TheBookKeepers
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I read an arc of this a couple months back and I‘m so excited it is finally out in the world! One of my favorite new releases this year! Can‘t wait to see the hype it deserves & to get my hands on a physical copy! Even tho I hate the US cover lol! Tips on ordering a UK cover but have it sent to US ?

MeganAnn You can often order the UK covers through book depository. I‘ve done that a few times when I like their cover better and it‘s always free shipping (to the US!) 1mo
TheBookKeepers Oooo thanks @MeganAnn !! 1mo
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Liberty
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🎉IT‘S NEW BOOK DAY!🎉 Here are some of the week‘s new books! There are several more out today that I am excited about, including I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita, In the Hall with the Knife: A Clue Mystery by Diana Peterfreund, The Remaking: A Novel by Clay Chapman, Remember by Patricia Smith, How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones, and Cats Are a Liquid by Rebecca Donnelly and Misa Saburi. What are you excited to read? 📚❤️📚 .

AmyG Liz Phair 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I'm excited for Infused, The Library of Lost Things, The Grace Year and How Rory Thorne! Great new books this week! :) 1mo
TheBookStacker So excited for 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks Several looks good, but this one really jumps out at me!! 1mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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“I didn‘t have a choice, I had to write the book,” Liggett explained tonight at an event celebrating the release of the tagged book as she discussed the moment that inspired it. Powerful, emotional, & inspirational panel with her, Jasmine Warga, Libba Bray, & Samira Ahmed (plus Laura Ruby & Michelle Falkoff in the audience.) During the signing @JoScho I mentioned how much you loved the book & she was thrilled to hear it! Can‘t wait to read it!

JoScho That‘s awesome!!!! 😀 1mo
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SilverShanica
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An absolutely amazing story. It‘s a story of growing up and growing into who you are supposed to be. Of finding your power in a world where you are powerless. Of loosing innocence and gaining wisdom. This is a story that everyone should read. My heart is too full for words.

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JoScho
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All the damn stars! I loved this book. I devoured it and wanted more. It is a mix of horror, dystopia, survival and feminism. Girls are sent away for their grace year to the woods to get all of their magic out of their systems. They must survive each other, the elements, and poachers. It is brutal and creepy but oh so impossible to look away from. This one is going to leave me with a massive hangover. Read this book!
10/08/19
#arc #netgalley

TracyReadsBooks So the author‘s first tour stop for this book is at a local bookstore next week. She‘ll be in conversation with Libba Bray, Samira Ahmed and Jasmine Warga. I‘ve been thinking about going—your review suggests I don‘t want to miss this event! 1mo
LibrarianRyan I have a galley if this. I‘ll have to pull it out of the work pile. 1mo
JoScho @TracyReadsBooks so jealous! I would love to see her! Please post pics! 1mo
JoScho @LibrarianRyan oh Ryan yes you need to read this stat! 1mo
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JoScho
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Doing a little reading in the school library before my first class. Y‘all this book is so good! #arc #netgalley

MidnightBookGirl Loved this book! The ending especially made it a total thumbs up! 1mo
JoScho @MidnightBookGirl oh I am so glad to hear that! 1mo
kamoorephoto One of my favorites this year!!!! 1mo
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JoScho @kamoorephoto I can‘t believe how into this book I am. It just gets under your skin. 1mo
BookwormM I am currently reading this as well I am at 20% 1mo
JoScho @BookwormM are you loving it? 1mo
BookwormM I am I so want to know what happens to the girls once they leave 1mo
JoScho @BookwormM yeah I am about 65% in and it is crazy. 1mo
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Kelly
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Excited to start this!

Maude I really liked it, I hope you fo as well :) 2mo
Kelly @Maude I‘m hooked so far!! 2mo
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RiseoftheReader
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"After all, it's just a flower. And I'm only a girl."

This story was a blend of The Hunger Games, Crucible, and The Handmaids's Tale. I really wasn't sure what I was going to be reading in this one. I knew it was some kind of dystopian story where girls had no say in anything. What I found was this beautiful story about a girl who was so much stronger than she thought she was.

"We may be without powers, but we are not powerless."

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Morning cuddles and reading with Luna. I‘m enjoying this book so far. Lots of The Crucible and Lord of the Flies vibes for sure. #catsoflitsy

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Can‘t put this book down!!

gibblr I just started today as well 2mo
GirlNamedJesse I loved this one! 2mo
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leahsbookishobsession
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All the STARS...WOW! This book...
FEATURING⇢
Dystopian Setting/Alternate World|Society Where Men Have the Power|Oppression Of Women|Horror-if-ic|Death, Lies, & Betrayals|Splash of Romance|Women Supporting Women

This book is a lot of things...dubious, challenging, frustrating, darkly horrifying, curing, wonderful, loving, hopeful & most of all empowering. ⇢ https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-grace-year-by-kim-ligget...

TheBookKeepers YES!! This is my favorite 2019 release so far! 2mo
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Maude
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This book, #TheGraceYear !! I am 3/4s through and dying to talk about it, have any of you heard of it or read it? I picked it because the comparison to ,Handmaid's Tale, meets, Lord of the Flies, but wow I was not prepared. Huge thank you to #Netgalley and St. Martin's Press.

leahsbookishobsession I just finished this the other day. I loved it. 2mo
TheBookKeepers Yes, read it, loved it, 💯 obsessed with it!!!!!!!!!!! 2mo
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Eve with the golden hair, sits on high in her rocking chair, The wind doth blow, the night unfurls, weeping for all the men she‘s cursed.

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LibrarianRyan
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This cover is great. The girl hid behind the bold type and what could be a hair ribbon or a ribbon of blood. Feels like it should be shelved next to Pretty Little Liars.

October 8 , 2019

#CoverLove
#YAedition

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Whoa, this one really surprised me. It'll draw a lot of comparisons to Lord of the Flies, Hunger Games, The Power, and The Handmaid's Tale but this honestly stands on its own. An excellent dystopian about how female strengths are suppressed in male dominated societies and the roles religion and community play.
It's mature YA but certainly worth a read for any reader who appreciates a well-executed dystopian novel.

Alfoster Yes! Loved it too even though it‘s chilling! 3mo
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When girls at the age of 16 are banished from their village for the next year, known as The Grace Year, to burn off the “dangerous magic” that all women are “known to possess”, Tierney finds herself facing all kinds of enemies. Both within the camp and outside of it as well. She‘s going to have to fight hard if she wants to be one of the lucky ones that returns at the end of the year.
Intense read.
#thegraceyear #kimliggett #youngadult #dystopian

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I don‘t want to give too much away, so all I‘ll say about the plot is that it is filled with non-stop action and intrigue, which makes it a fast read. You‘ll be flipping through it trying to find out what happens next. You definitely won‘t be bored.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/08/11/review-the-grace-year/

tammysue Great review, Jessica! 💖 3mo
oddandbookish @tammysue Thank you! 3mo
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Sixteen-year-old girls are sent away for their grace year to an encampment where they can “get rid of their magic” and thus return and be safe for the men to whom they are subservient. Independent Tierney chafes against this society and has a more practical approach. This book is brutal but good with shades of Lord of the Flies and the mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials. I highly recommend.

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rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 4mo
RhianJMartin @rretzler Thank you! 🙂 4mo
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RhianJMartin @britt_brooke Thanks so much! 😊 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Pretty picture! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
RhianJMartin @CoffeeNBooks Thanks!! 💚 4mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💙 4mo
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Just finished reading The Grace Year for the #24in48 Hour #Readathon! And let me just say...Wow!

This book is so powerful! It got me ALL in the feels! I raged! I laughed! I cried! I'm shook!

Tierney, I mean...I just...*babbles incoherently*

Still trying to process everything I've read, everything I feel...

Well, bookish butterflies, which books are completely hijacking your emotions and making you question life? Hmm?

#scifi #dystopia #yalit

leahsbookishobsession I just finished this and I feel the same. 2mo
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RavenclawPrincess913
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Title: The Grace Year ARC

Author: Kim Liggett

Read Dates: June 25th- July 3rd 2019

Why did I choose to read this book?
I chose to read this book because it was sent to me as an arc

Did I like it? I love it it's a very emotional story

Questions for you:
1. Have you read this book? How'd you like it?
2. Who was your favorite character?
3. What's your favorite book and author?

RavenclawPrincess913 Five things I liked about this book (Spoiler Warning skip to one character I disliked if you don't want spoiler's):
1. I love how the main character isn't like all the other girls.
2. I love how Michael saved her. I knew he was the one that veiled her from the beginning.
3. I love the love story between her and Ryker. I love how she ends up having his baby and she ends up being the one she dreams about.
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RavenclawPrincess913 4. I love how she helps the other Grace Year girls and the Grace Year girls in the years to come.
5. I love how she didn't judge Gertie like the others and ended up being friends with her in the end.

One character I disliked: Michael's father

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's a very wonderful book. It's very emotional and has an unexpected turn of events and ending.
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RavenclawPrincess913 What is one similar book I think you'd like if you also love this book? Hunger Games or Divergent or Maze Runner 4mo
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Best reading spot ever!

megzlynn So pretty! 😍 5mo
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Moony Awww I need vacations 😂 5mo
Follow.my.read @Moony aw. This is actually where we stay for the summer, nice to be retired!!! 5mo
RenePenn Nice‘ 2mo
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AmyLarge
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Completely engrossing, this tale taps into the emotional rollercoaster of female adolescence, but framed within a society where women are subservient wives or of no use to society. And what happens when one girl chooses to question all she thinks she knows and open her eyes to the real value she has in the world. Brave, bold and viscerally told. A wonderful story of survival of body and spirit, when all the world seems pitted against you.

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Pretty good for what it is - Hunger Games meets Handmaid's Tale meets Lord of the Flies. The influences were just a little too obvious and I would have liked more scene building, I never really got a good sense of the setting or the size of their society. But it was engrossing, I tore right through it.

Won from a #goodreadsgiveaway

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