The Grace Year


      The Grace Year
A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid s Tale and The Power Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture SURVIVE THE YEAR.No one speaks of the grace year It s forbidden.In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to 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 That s why they re 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 life a society that doesn t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it s not just the brutal elements they must fear It s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a 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. Read The Grace Year – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Kim Liggett, originally from the rural midwest, moved to New York City to pursue a career in the arts She s the author of Blood and Salt, Heart of Ash, The Last Harvest Bram Stoker Award Winner , The Unfortunates, and The Grace Year Kim spends her free time studying tarot and scouring Manhattan for rare vials of perfume and the perfect egg white cocktail.

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • The Grace Year
  • Kim Liggett
  • English
  • 11 April 2017
  • 1250145449

10 thoughts on “ The Grace Year

  1. says:

    Happy Pub DayI have to remind myself the dresses, the red ribbons, the veils, the ceremonies they re all just distractions to keep our minds off the real issue at hand The grace year My chin begins to quiver when I think of the year ahead, the unknown, but I plaster on a vacant smile, as if I m happy to play my part, so I might return and marry and breed and die But not all of us will make it homenot in one piece ...

  2. says:

    Look around, Kiersten says as she stares me dead in the eyes We are the only Gods here4 1 2 stars Wow This book was hard to put down And the ending made me really emotional.The Grace Year is such an exciting mix of horror, survival and the best of YA dystopias from 5 10 years back It really is like a darker,feminist version of The Hunger Games I had a really busy week, but I looked for every opportunity possible to sit down with this book and get sucked back into this uglyLook around, Kiersten says as she stares me dead in the eyes We are the only Gods here4 1 2 stars Wow This book was hard to put down And the ending made me really emotional.The Grace Year is such an exciting mix of horror, survival and th...

  3. says:

    Four somebody hold the door please, because I m volunteer to get this bloody, scary, mind twisting and shouting, terrifying, not nail biter but whole arm biter, making you addict to the anxiety pills but you re going to need to taste your boundaries stars THE INGREDIENTS TO CREATE THIS GRUESOME, SMART, WTH I M READING, TAKE THIS AWAY, BUT ONCE YOU START YOU CANNOT DROP OUT BOOK Two cups of Handmaid s Tale One table spoon of Hunger Games Two pinches of Beach and Annihilation And one cup of Four somebody hold the door please, because I m volunteer to get this bloody, scary, mind twisting and shouting, terrifying, not nail biter but ...

  4. says:

    This had a lot going for it, but the pace threw me off and it had one of my most hated tropes..so a middle of the road 3 star is where we land It s smart conventional enough of a plot that it s easy to sink right into the story, but unique enough that it didn t feel like another paint by number...

  5. says:

    3.5 starsThe Grace Year refused to dissipate and hung like a poisonous vapor long after I finished it, pervading every corner of my room like a simmering toxin The feeling was a violent plunge encompassing revulsion and sorrow far beyond the personal a sick, scorching nausea at humanity s violence against itself since the dawn of time And though the ending washopeful than grim, I felt my anger still brimming and unspent So what s this book about They call it the Grace Year using so 3.5 starsThe Grace Year refused to dissipate and hung like a poisonous vapor long after I finished...

  6. says:

    How do you review a book that you enjoyed reading immensely yet it has glaringly poor execution The plot is sooo good Welcome to a world where girls are banished to an isolated camp for their sixteenth year of life The Grace Year to vanquish the magic , or power, they hold over men, only to be married off or assigned duties as an indentured worker upon their return White ribbons for the young girls, red for the grace year girls, and black for the wives Innocence Blood Death This camp How do you review a book that you enjoyed reading immensely yet it has glaringly poor execution The plot is sooo good Welcome to a world where girls are banished to an isolated camp for their sixteenth year of life The Grace Year to vanquish the magic , or power, they hold over men, only to be married off or assigned duties as an indentured worker upon their return White ribbons for the young girls, red for the grace year girls, and black for the wives Innocence Blood Death This camp sounds like a great setup for some serious nightmarish drama, huh Well, we ll never know because very little of the storyline revolves around the day to day inner workings of the camp I found it difficult to get on board from the beginning because there is no background, no history to tell the reader how we got to this point in time Little to no character development The pacing is so off Months pass by with the turn of a page Months that I wan...

  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Grace Year opens like a mix of The Hunger Games and The Handmaid s Tale, then shifts to a retelling of Lord of the Flies It s poised to be a feminist tale of sisterhood and equality, but the protagonist who s a complete bonehead starts her journey with only male fri...

  8. says:

    Do not be fooled by the excessively pink cover, this is not a sweet story and the characters do not care to be likeable and cherished by the reader It s a wild, wild world and so are the girls in it I have not read a YA dystopian in over a year, but this one reminded me why I used to actively seek out these types of stories Because they are messy and ugly and dramatic and despite all that, or maybe because of it, I am fascinated In Tierney s dystopian society, teenage girls are believed to Do not be fooled by the excessively pink cover, this is not a sweet story and...

  9. says:

    Intelligent, haunting mesmerizing emotional thriller.I loved this book so much I wanted to stop at a few points and discuss with someone but I didn t have anyone reading it with me or a book club to discuss it with There is just so much worth talking about I am feeling so much and out this book right now I just saw that it is being made into a movie and I already can t wait I was totally engrossed throughout the entire book and it surprised meoften than not Almost every time I Intelligent, haunting mesmerizing emotional thriller.I loved this book so much I wanted to stop at a few points and discuss with someone but I didn t have anyone reading it with me or a book club to discuss it with There is just so much worth talking about I am feeling so much and out this book right now I just saw that it is being made into a movie and I already can t wait I was totally engrossed throughout the entire book and it surprised meoften than not Almost every time I thought something was going to happen, I got hit with something completely un...

  10. says:

    Happy Sweet Sixteen Occasionally I like to really switch things up from my thrillers and read a frightening dystopian novel Though it s extremely rare if ever that I read something labeled YA But I was greatly rewarded for stepping outside my little comfort zone And bluntly put I WAS BLOWN AWAY I was locked in and spellbound from the opening page I read this one while on vacation.and all I wanted to do was get back to the room and keep reading It was just that good Tierney is Happy Sweet Sixteen Occasionally I like to really switch things up from my thrillers and read a frightening dystopian novel Though it s extremely rare if ever that I read something labeled YA But I was greatly rewarded for stepping outside my little comfort zone And bluntly put I WAS BLOWN AWAY I was locked in and spellbound from the opening page I read this one while on vacation.and all I wanted to do was get back to the room and keep reading It was just that good Tierney is entering her 16th year, a year known as The Grace Year. A time when all young women are sent away to an encampment where they go to rel...

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