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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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KateReadsYA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book so much! I'll be honest halfway through I debated how I felt about it but that's because emotionally it had a lot of depth that I wasn't ready for. I'm never one for anything hard emotionally & this one brings it! What I got out of this book is that girls really have to do better about being there for each other because if we are not who will be? We have to uplift one another and stand tall side by side! Be united.💗.

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Totally agree! 1w
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KateReadsYA
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Cheers to a good Month of Reading this May! Starting the tagged book! I'd like to eventually pick out my stacks for the month early but I'm more of a mood reader.

BkClubCare Love your attitude 👏 (and one I keep thinking I should attempt some day… but how?! 🤪😫 I sign up for too many reading commitments?) 2w
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MicrobeMom
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Wow, I just ate this book up! Something has not grabbed my interest like this one for a while. If you like dystopian, Christian cults, Lord of the Flies-like, feminist books, this one is for you. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BRB_ImReading
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Loved this one, it's lord of the flies meets handmaids tale, with a bit of hunger games and the crucible sprinkled in.

100% recommend

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What a strange and compelling story! I couldn‘t wait to reach the end to see what happened. #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #joyousjanuary #readathon @Andrew65 #Pantone2022 #GossamerPink @Clwojick

Clwojick I love this one! The bright cover sure doesn‘t match how dark the story is. 🤣 4mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
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Julsmarshall
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Andrew65 Most things are better when listening to audiobooks. 4mo
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MeganAnn
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5/6: Horror #noshamereadathon22
This is the hardest category because I generally do not read horror, but I do like supernatural books and sometimes a gothic story, especially if the two overlap.

1. Thriller: The Grace Year
2. Gothic: Interview with the Vampire
3. Slasher: ??? Any recommendations that aren‘t too scary or that have a supernatural theme?
4. Supernatural: A Terrible Fall of Angels
#NSR22

Nessavamusic Good picks. For slasher, feel free to interpret that however you like. You could even go younger, like a classic RL Stine book! 4mo
MeganAnn @Nessavamusic that‘s a good idea! I looked through some YA options, but didn‘t think about checking younger titles. 🤔Maybe I‘ll check out my son‘s shelf of middle grade titles for something. I could probably handle those. Thanks!! 4mo
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Reggie For a slasher maybe try this one, and it‘s free on kindle. It was funny and I really liked the characters. 4mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I second @MaleficentBookDragon suggestion. The slasher scenes were good but then there's some standard YA drama. Not too scary, just a bit graphic. 4mo
MeganAnn @MaleficentBookDragon @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I have not read that one. I usually stay away from this genre because I‘m a big chicken! It sounds like I may be able to handle that one though so I‘ll have to check the library. Thank you!! 😘✨ 4mo
MeganAnn @Reggie that one actually sounds really interesting as well! And free is always good 😊 Thank you!! ✨❤️ 4mo
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Melismatic
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This is equal bits Handmaid‘s Tale & The Hunger Games, with a magical twist. A part of me wishes it was less about a love story, because it diminishes the feminist theming to a degree. But for YA, it‘s fast paced, honest, sometimes quite gory. 🌺

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librarimegan
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I always thought it was magic moving through me, but now I know it to be rage.

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KaylaD
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Wow… wasn‘t expecting that! What an amazing read thank you @kamoorephoto for sending this in my #hhs package! #pageturner

kamoorephoto The Grace Year is in development to be adapted for TV (by Elizabeth Banks, I believe)…and I can‘t wait! I‘m so glad you enjoyed it. It pretty much blew me away 🖤💗 6mo
KaylaD Oh man If it does get turned into a show I hope it‘s good! They always leave out so much stuff! I get super mad when it‘s not how I see it in my head. Lol 6mo
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JenniferEgnor
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The Glass Arrow is very similar to this book! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15750874

If you don‘t want a future like The Grace Year/The Glass Arrow/The Handmaid‘s Tale/Vox/Red Clocks/Future Home of the Living God…FIGHT BACK. Think about what you need to do to stay free.
Shown: Womxn‘s March October 2, 2021, Charleston, SC

Chrissyreadit 🙌 7mo
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JenniferEgnor
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This book was like a mix of The Handmaid‘s Tale, The Hunger Games, and The Glass Arrow. A dark, dystopian future where womxn have no value…they are literally referred to as ‘Mare‘ and ‘it‘. The old belief that the best, quickest way to keep womxn under control is to marry them and get them pregnant is very much a theme. The Yellow Wallpaper comes to mind. If you want to control a womxn, break her. Sexual power is a theme here as well.

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JenniferEgnor
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The book pyramid my husband got me for my birthday back in the summer is working very nicely in the car!

Book nerd stuff. 📖📚🔍

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Meghan1
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Lord of the Flies meets The Hunger Games ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AutumnRLS This has been on my TBR for so long. I need to change that! 7mo
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Tierney lives in an isolated community where every year all the 16 year old girls are banished so that they can rid themselves of their magic. This is the Grace Year.

A riveting read that has wonderful descriptions making it very easy to picture. This book reminded me of A Handmaid's Tale. I'm sure that is something to do with red but also because this book is also about a world where men decide women's fates and the rebellion against it.

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DHill
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I liked. I didn‘t like. I thought one of the characters was overplayed otherwise I would have enjoyed it more.

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Kiralyn
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It‘s a mix of The Handmaid‘s Tale and The Hunger Games. I really enjoyed this read. It also surprisingly refreshing to have a stand-alone novel in the dystopian YA genre (even if I do always love a good trilogy).

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I was totally deeply invested in this book the whole time. During the day I would dream of getting back home to my night time routine in order to learn more about what‘s going on there!

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Natharper99
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“Look around […] We are the only Gods here”.

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TheBiasedBibliophile
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The novel tackles so many toxic messages that are both explicitly and implicitly perpetuated by the patriarchy (both in the book and in real life). Honestly I feel like I could reread the book right now and probably take away many more valuable messages. If you‘re looking for a dystopian novel that highly focuses on feminism, has a little romance, and a lot of gore, then this is the book for you! Definitely one of my favorites of 2021!

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Cathyloves2read
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This book was definitely interesting. If you like The Hunger Games or The Handmaids Tale, you‘ll probably like this book. The stories had a lot of similarities. This book also reminded me a bit of The Lord of the Flies. While it definitely kept me reading, I don‘t think it quite measured up to all of the hype that I‘d heard about it. There were parts where I felt a bit lost. This might be one of those books that you have to read twice.

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Current view ❤️

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MaleficentBookDragon
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#Bookaday Book 11.
Yay or nay?

My physical bookshelves are overflowing and I want to Marie Kondo them a bit.
So, I‘m posting #abookaday of my “maybes” and I hope you can help me decide.
Have you read this book? Should I? ❤️ or a hard pass? Is it on your wish list? Let me know below

Alfoster Yessss! Loved it! It‘s uncomfortable at times but totally worth it!❤️❤️❤️❤️😘 11mo
Alfoster Let me know how you like it! I was riveted! 11mo
Jerlynn I really liked this book too, it was hard to put down 11mo
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Arvena Very good book :) 11mo
SCBird I haven‘t read it—but this is a great idea! Excited to see more to come. 11mo
BookwormM Read it 11mo
LibrarianRyan It's on my TBR and gets lots of raves 11mo
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Really enjoyed this book. Whoever described it as Handmaid‘s Tale meets Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies was spot on. Sincerely hoping Tierney didn‘t die at the end (ambiguous ending), not only because I liked her but also because it would take away from the girl power vibe of the last third of the book. Other than that, I loved it.

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Totally love the world building in this one. And it's so nice to dive in to a dystopian world! Just been awhile. But this one was so good! #ya #dystopian

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"That‘s the problem with letting the light in—after it‘s been taken away from you, it feels even darker than it was before."

Kim Liggett, The Grace Year

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Zoe-h
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The book was good. I loved the beginning, the middle was boring, and the end seemed to move too fast. I would have rated it higher if there was a sequel, since the book had no closure. 3.5⭐️

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CBee
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Another amazing deal!! This book was 🔥🔥
Enjoy!

Chrissyreadit Yes! I liked this book! That is a great deal! 14mo
CBee @Chrissyreadit I loved it! One of my faves of 2020! ♥️ (edited) 14mo
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Love love loved this dystopian YA gem! 💕

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⭐⭐⭐⭐

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VanderAnna
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I thought I had it all figured out about 1/3rd of the way in, and it turns out I 👏 did 👏 not 👏
I loved this book!

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This is a great dystopia book. I hope there will be a sequel..

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If you like dystopia books you have got to read this. I'm not done yet but I need to hurry and finish it so I can be productive again....but at the same time I don't want it to end!

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Starting this 1 today.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🌹🥳 1y
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Skylatte
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If you like the hunger games you'll love the grace year. This page turner kept me wanting more the whole time

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It‘s been awhile between jaunts into YA speculative fiction for me, and this one did not disappoint. It was as creepy, and horrifying, and fast-paced as I wanted it to be. The vibes here are a little bit Hunger Games, a little bit The Water Cure. I genuinely found that I didn‘t want to put it down. Caveat, there‘s some (on brand for YA) cheesy moments. Would have fizzed for this even more as a teenager.

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🤔. So every one of my friends on good reads rated this five stars. I have heard amazing reviews. I tried reading this in print a couple months ago and couldn‘t get into it before my loan was up. Audio was better... but... I really don‘t get the hype. The ending definitely redeemed the book for me but the beginning and middle were really rough. I mean dystopian fiction isn‘t generally my jam but still...

Powered_By_Plants Ahh such a shame . I have also heard such great things about this , I have a copy sitting on my shelf ready to read. Sometimes we have really high expectations hearing other reviews I know I do 😅 1y
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I heard so many good reviews about this book that I decided to give it a try. So many emotions were felt while reading this book. Beautifully written. I loved it!

oddandbookish I loved this one too! 1y
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KatDowney
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About halfway through The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. It‘s super engrossing with the feels of The Handmaid‘s Tale and Lord of the Flies. This is my first Kim Liggett book and I am really happy that this is the one I started. #currentlyreading #thegraceyear #kimliggett #audiobooks #librofm

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TheBookBurrowKeeper
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Just like Lord of the Flies, Hunger Games, and Wilder Girls, this book is gory and uhm... Fun? Is it weird to say that I enjoyed this? 😅

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Arvena
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#ThankfulThursday

💚 My best friend lives in USA - I'd like to visit her and her family :)
💖 Me and my family are all healthy&safe.

@Cosmos_Moon

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Katies_always_booked
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Ohh this is a good one so far! I‘m a little late to the game, but love a good YA Dystopian Novel! ❤️

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what i got today 🥰🥰

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Jeshara
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I had only picked up this book because it had a pink cover, fulfilling a challenge prompt. WOW! I'm so glad I read it.
I've seen it described as parts The Handmaid`s Tale/Lord of the Flies/The Hunger Games/The Power. All I can say is Yes, its all of that, but also an amazing story in its own right.
It's probably one of the best books I've read this year.
☆☆☆☆☆

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A deliciously sinister mix of The Lord of the Flies and the Handmaid‘s Tale.