Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
“She’s in prison for a crime that isn’t her own — and now she’s about to fight to the death.”
“She hates everything about the Graces and what they represent — and now she is one of them.”
Let me start out by saying this book is PHENOMENAL. It was easily one of my favorite reads of the year so far. It represents strong women and what they must do to escape a reality that shouldn’t be. You go back and forth following two sisters, Nomi and Serina. They may be sisters, but they are polar opposites. Or so they think. This book is packed with action and heartbreak, a little bit of romance and twists that keep you on the edge of your seat.
In a world where it is illegal for women to read, write, go to school, work or do anything for themselves, both sisters are abruptly thrust into lives that are completely unlike their own. They must both fight to survive in very different ways. They must learn to go out of their comfort zones and become someone they are not to survive. One is trained to become a Grace, someone who will answer to the Superior for the rest of her life, alongside other Graces. While the other is trained to be her handmaiden, to ensure her sister is chosen. When their lives are completely turned upside down, they must learn to trust others, as well as themselves, if they ever want a world of freedom. However, they must be careful who they trust, because not everyone is who they say they are.
If you enjoy books about female empowerment as well as tons of action and twists, this book is definitely for you. There was no shortage of new and exciting things happening throughout the entire book.
“We are not flowers. We are concrete and barbed wire. We are iron.”