The Graces

The Graces

After months of hints and teasers, I’m proud to be able to bring you a review of The Graces by Laure Eve. Many thanks to Faber & Faber for providing me with an advanced copy of this novel! The Graces the first part of a planned duology and is due to be released in September. It is a paranormal thriller about a teenage girl who grows obsessed with a family who may be witches. As I’m reviewing this novel based on an unedited proof, please bear in mind that some small details may change prior to publication.

All the locals spoke about the Graces with a mixture of fear and awe. Everyone knew that they were witches. They were beautiful, successful and sinister events always followed the birthday of their eldest children. In school, the Grace siblings were treated like celebrities. Everyone was desperate to get into Thalia, Fenrin and Summer’s inner circle as doing so assured instant popularity. To be shunned by the Graces was a fate worse than death.

Like everyone else, River is obsessed with the Graces. She longs to be noticed by Fenrin, the golden boy who seemed to have a different girl on his arm every week. Yet it is Summer, the youngest Grace, that finally notices her. The two quickly became friends, bonded over their shared weirdness and fascination with magic. Yet the closer they grow, the more River begins to realise just how strange the Graces are.

Hidden behind the glamour and strange family rituals, River starts to see that the Graces are not what they seem. Their freedom is just an illusion and they are bound by something may not be easily broken. Yet Summer believes that, as an outsider, she may just be the one who can free them. Yet in her eagerness to please, she overlooks the danger. Everyone has secrets and some of them might be deadly…


Cover Reveal – The Graces

The Graces Promo

Eeee! Well, I told you that I’d be able to share some more information about The Graces soon and here it is! I’m a bit in love with this cover. It’s got a real retro feel to it and, following the note that I received last week, I’m now even more curious as to how the shells factor into the plot.


A Candle, Three Shells and a Mysterious Note…

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the delay in posting my review of Rogue by Julie Kagawa. I made a last minute decision to use Camp NaNoWriMo to redraft my novel and so my blogging is going to take a back seat over this month. Sorry for any disappointment that this may cause!

If you want to stay informed about my writing progress, please keep an eye on my Twitter or my Camp NaNoWriMo profile page. If you want to sponsor me, you can do so by clicking [here]. All proceeds go to supporting the National Novel Writing Month – a non-profit organisation that provides support and resources for budding writers.

However, I do have something exciting to share with you. Yesterday, I received a strange letter in the mail care of the wonderful people at Faber & Faber. It contained a candle, three sea shells and a slightly sinister note:

Candle, Shells and Note

What can it all mean? Keep an eye on the blog – the answer will become clear over the coming months.


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