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The Graces

Everyone said the Graces were witches.They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair.They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for someone different.All I had to do was show them that person was me.Like everyone else in her town, River is obsessed with the Graces, attracted by the...

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The Graces Reviews

  • Drew

    The most disappointing thing about The Graces was that it had such huge potential. When I read the summary I was immediately hooked: An entire town worships a rich, secretive family and rumors circulate that they are magical - a family of witches. The plot sounded so cool and I couldn't wait to pick it up.

    I was expecting a mysterious look at a closely entwined family, but you know what I got instead? Beautiful Creatures 2.0.

    Meet River, our lonely "normal" main character who is obsessed with the

    “A long wave of his sungold-tipped hair had slipped from behind his ear and hung by his cheekbone. I actually caught a waft of him. He smelled like a thicker, manlier kind of vanilla.”


    The plot follows River as she becomes close with the Grace family, but she can never quite be sure if the rumors about them are true. Thalia believes her family is cursed, but Fenrin brushes off the "accidents" that happen every year on his and Thalia's birthday.

    “The Graces. We want to be them, and love them, and for them to love us. It’s a curse. Don’t you see? The Grace curse.”


    I didn't like how each of the Graces were hugely stereotyped. Thalia was the cool, calm hippie who ran an organic store, Summer was the goth who listened to heavy metal music, wore all black, and loved blood, and Fenrin was the perfect hot guy who had a ton of girlfriends. They felt like cardboard cutouts instead of actual people.

    The dialogue was stunted, cheesy, and unrealistic, and the showdown at the end was laughably bad. There was a plot twist that caught me by surprise, but it felt like the author added it for the sake of shocking the reader and it didn't fit the story.

    This intriguing idea was wasted on a high school drama and an obsessive main character. I have to give props to the author, though - I was completely shocked when Fenrin didn't return River's lustful feelings. In fact, there was no romance between them at all, which was great in a genre that promotes way too much insta love. ...more

  • Piera

    I wanted to like this so badly but it fell very flat for me.

  • Ashley Brooks

    I contemplated powering through and hate-reading this but at just 5% I can't bring myself to do it.

    This has "bad Twilight knock off" (I made it to the Bella River staring longingly at the Cullens Graces lunch table scene and lost all will to go on.) written all over it, and I just don't have time for that.

    Thank you Netgalley for providing me a copy for....review.

  • Joanne Harris

  • Stacee

    3.5 stars

    I love love love witches, so I was super excited to get this gorgeous thing in my hands.

    River is an interesting character. She's wants to win the attention of the Graces so much, that she's willing to do anything and change herself for it. Her inner monologue was a little drab here and there, but for the most part I was interested in her journey.

    The most dynamic scenes are when River and all 3 of the Graces are together. Those sections shone so brightly, it made the rest of the book se
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  • Fafa's Book Corner

    Mini review:

    I received this E-ARC via Netgalley and ABRAMS Kids in exchange for an honest review.

    DNF

    I heard about this book through Twitter. After I read the synopsis I was sold! I love reading about witches! Unfortunately this book was a disappointment.

    River was so obsessed with the Graces that it came off as disturbing. She wanted to prove to them that she was the person they were looking for. First of all where did she get this assumption? Yes she's the new girl and the Graces didn't know h
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  • bella ϟ  [ bella farren ]

    2.5/5



    (s)

    edit: I just wanted to put a warning out that this isn't really very witchy, the focus isn't heavy spells or magic, it's more about the promise of some characters maybe being witches.

    This book is sitting somewhere between two and three stars, and I can't come to settle on a single rating. It was a book that I floated through without ever feeling particularly entranced or interested in the characters of the plot line, a clinical kind of interest was the most I could muster up. It wasn’t
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  • Patty

    ** 2.5 / 3 stars **

    Seriously...



    Full review to come.