Friday, June 11

Grace by Elizabeth Scott

Summary: A fable of a terrifying near future by critically acclaimed author Elizabeth Scott.

Grace was raised to be an Angel, a herald of death by suicide bomb. But she refuses to die for the cause, and now Grace is on the run, daring to dream of freedom. In search of a border she may never reach, she travels among malevolent soldiers on a decrepit train crawling through the desert. Accompanied by the mysterious Kerr, Grace struggles to be invisible, but the fear of discovery looms large as she recalls the history and events that delivered her uncertain fate.

Told in spare, powerful prose, this tale of a dystopian near future will haunt readers long after they've reached the final page.

My Thoughts: Its hard to explain this review, how I feel about this book. When I first saw this novel a few months back I immediately was happy because another book was being published by Scott. I adore her books. I typically read her young adult romance books and I was a little concerned because this had more of a dystopian feel. Its also a really short book so I figured I would give it a try even though I don't normally read dystopian. I think its a little harsh of me to say I'm not into it, because the ones I have read I have really enjoyed (Restoring Harmony for example) I think I just haven't had a lot of exposure to it.

We meet Grace who is an angel of death. What does this mean? It means that she was born to be an angel of death, she was supposed to die. But she chooses to live and because of that, she must face the consequences. Her people pretty much abandon her and she is going to be killed or cast out either way. She than turns to a friend and goes on the run. She is arranged to meet Kerr to go on the run with him. Kerr is not whom she believes he is. He becomes an unlikely ally. Grace discovers a lot about herself and the real outside world. Its not all flowers and sunshine and she must learn to survive on her own. Its hard to explain how much I enjoyed this book without giving away spoilers. The little twists and turns are ones that you must experience for yourself.

Much of the novel, I did not see coming. Parts of it left me with my mouth hanging open wondering what I just witnessed. My heart beat a million miles an hour rooting Grace on for being a strong young women. Elizabeth Scott has successfully created a dystopian novel that left me wanting to cry for Grace's situation, cheer for Grace's strength, and fall for the bad boy Kerr.

Grace has everything you could ever ask for!

Overall: Loved it a lot. It's just so intense I'm still thinking about it a few days later.

Cover: Really love it. Its beautiful right? Yes, it is!

What I'd Give It:


I Want To Read That said...

Fab review - can't wait to read this one:)

Amy J said...

Great review!
Its hard to write reviews when a book gets to you like that. I hate it when the words won't come out in the writing! LOL

Sara said...

Whew I'm so relieved to hear this was so good! Elizabeth Scott is amazing, I can't wait to read this one (:

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

whoa. this sounds freaking amazing.

Bethany said...

Awesome:) sounds interesting

Peaceful Reader said...

This book sounds very interesting-thanks for such a great review!

Robby said...

This book just sounds so great!

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Scott is versatile. I read Living Dead Girl, and this one seems very different.

Unknown said...

I also read Living Dead Girl, and LOVED it, so I'm pretty excited to see something a bit different of Scott's. Thanks for the great review!!

Alix said...

Great review. I thought this one was amazing and haunting and brilliantly written. I'm still thinking about it too.

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

I was sold at "angel of death"! Very interesting premise. Thanks for the review!


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