Review :: Grace & Fury :: Tracy Banghart

Today a book that I’ve had on my NetGalley review shelf for ages – Tracy Banghart’s Grace & Fury has been out so long now that it already has a sequel! I honestly don’t know what took me so long to get to this one, because when I finally picked it up I absolutely loved it!
Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace – someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.

Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.


I just loved this – I think the twist at the very start of the book, where the heir notices the ‘wrong’ sister, sets up for a different kind of story than I expected. I loved that it put both young women out of their comfort zones, and we see them having to adapt quickly to deal with the challenges they are facing.

Without giving away any spoilers, I really liked reading about both the situation the girls end up in – the brutality of the prison, and also the political issues that Nomi finds herself in the middle of in the palace.

Like I said above, I don’t know how it took me so long to read this one, and I’m hoping to get to the sequel (Queen of Ruin) sooner rather than later!
 

xo Bron
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Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
Out now from Hachette
On Goodreads

Source: Free e-copy provided by  Hachette (via NetGalley)
Category: Fantasy, dystopia, feminism
, politics

One thought on “Review :: Grace & Fury :: Tracy Banghart

  1. Your first paragraph is so me! I've had this book on my TBR for so long that the sequel is now out! lol!I appreciate that you gave a spoiler free review, too. And your thoughts have made me definitely want to pick this book up quicker! 💜

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