The Graces: Review

Hey, guys, work has been crazy busy these past few weeks, which is why I have not been as active as usual. However, I have finished a bunch of reviews of the books I’ve been reading in October so I will be posting them once a day next week. A full week of reviews.. I feel like I should try and group them by theme or something. Anyway back to my current post. Do you guys get that weird feeling where you pick up a book and you don’t like it at all, and then wonder for days how to review it? I had this with a bunch of books lately and I have chosen the talk about The Graces by Laure Eve. the-graces I remember when this book first got announced and everyone went crazy about it. I read the synopsis on Goodreads and thought ‘hmm, sounds interesting’. Well, I finally had the chance to pick up a copy and honestly I was a bit disappointed. A lot of my fellow bloggers have been raving about this book for months now and frankly, I cannot tell you why. The Graces has got to be one of the most boring books I have read this year and I feel really bad saying this but it is. It is so boring and slow paced, I kept wondering if something was going to happen at all. The story was reminiscent of Twilight but with witches instead of vampires and a plot, when it finally appeared, so far fetched and drawn out for the sake of a few predictable twists any reader can see from a mile away. I didn’t care for any of the characters, which is really not that surprising considering I found River incredibly annoying so naturally, I could not like anything she liked. And boy did she like the Graces. The book is actually 350 pages give or take and about 250 of those were spent on River obsessing over the Graces. Or Fenrin, the special cupcake everyone’s in love with. None of the characters were deep enough to compensate for the lack of plot which made this an incredibly difficult book to read. If you want a novel with witches, I’d give Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova a try instead.

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