Thursday 11 March 2021

THE GRACE YEAR by Kim Liggett


The Grace YearThe Grace Year by Kim Liggett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've had my eye on this book for a while, so I was really looking forward to getting stuck into it.

Tierney lives in a village where girls are sent away to the wilderness at age sixteen. They're gone for a year and are supposed to rid themselves of their magic before coming back to marry the men who chose them.

No one is allowed to talk about the grace year, but everyone knows some of the girls won't survive. Tierney knew harsh conditions were ahead, but she never expected what she finds...

Wow. This book is amazing!

I had a feeling I would enjoy it, but didn't expect to be so swept up by Tierney's tale of self-discovery. Seriously, what this girl goes through because the men in her village have decided they're in charge of the women's lives and blame/punish them for everything, is truly terrifying.

The thing about stories like these is that while they make me so angry my blood boils, I also end up loving them. Reading a story about female oppression written by a woman (sorry, has to be a woman) where the character rises and inspires others to challenge and fight against the disgusting domination of the patriarchy, is a very powerful thing. And when it also captivates the reader enough to cheer the characters on while feeling their pain and triumphs, it's also an awesome experience.

I have to mention that the simplicity of the world building makes it easy to slip right into this world, and made me feel like I was living every nightmarish moment. Tierney's tale is beautifully written and her voice is so captivating, I had a hard time putting the book down. I just HAD to find out what was going to happen next. And that's another thing that's riveting, the mysterious events going on around the girls really make for a thrilling read.

This book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through, and led to a very satisfying conclusion. Loved this!

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