I have so much to say about this book, but the thing is, I’ve forgotten all of it. Thats what overloading on christmas dinners will do to you kids. I may seem a little ranty in this post, so if you want to understand a little more of why, please go check out my review here. Although be warned, it’s messy + unstructured.
Lets be real, a few of these points are just kind of me complaining about the book even though I gave it four stars shhh. The fifth point has major spoilers though, so if you haven’t read the book – please skim over that one! Actually that’s not the right word, I think I was trying to say please skiP over that one.
The Graces by Laure Eve
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 their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But are they really what they seem? And are they more dangerous than they let on?
This beautifully-written thriller will grip you from its very first page.
“I don’t think anyone is as black and white as that. Including you.”
In fact this happens so often, it’s a wonder that the Graces don’t have a restraining order against her. Yet they let her into their house?! Feed her food?? Ignore all of the weird shit she does?!?
“I always confused her with at least two other girls in our year, because they had the exact same long blonde hair and wore similar clothes.”
Fenrin, fenrin, fenrin, fenrin, fenrin.
She’s a bitch, a gambler and completely shallow.
There’s probably so much we should know about them, but the space keeps getting taken up by man pain. Instead of going to Thalia after something traumatic happens to her, we go to Fenrin to see his thoughts. Instead of going to the mother to see her side of the story, we go to the father. WHAT?!
I have a slight inclination to believe that the narrator is a psychopath.
Like manipulating the Graces into liking her, into TRUSTING her – all the while just trying to use them for her own devices. Or like her anger at the Graces threatening to kill her. No fear, just anger that they would dare do such a thing. Is this how most people would feel?
Glad I got that off my chest. It’s so weird that I disliked this book, but rated it so highly! I guess deep down I must secretly love it, even with it’s numerous amount of flaws. Do you have any books that you hate, but at the same time don’t? Yeah, it sounds even weirder when I write it like that.