Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1) by Tracy Banghart

Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1)

In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace - someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir's eye, it's Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi h...

Details Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1)

TitleGrace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1)
Release DateJul 31st, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1)

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    This book wasn't awful, but it was rushed and weird. The characters are stereotypical and dull. The plot is rushed and forced. There is zero depth to this book.There's this world about which we know nothing in which women are chattel. They have no rights. They're not allowed to learn to read or write. They're limited to being wives, factory workers, servants, or Graces. A Grace is their king (the Superior)'s concubine, and three of them are chose...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "For every woman who has been told to sit down and be quiet... And who stood up anyway."It felt highly fitting to use the author's initial dedication to highlight the overall theme ofGrace and Furyrather than a quote from the ARC, because GIRL POWER DUH. Seriously, this is feminist, Italian-inspired fantasy full of court intrigue, the bonds of family (both blood and chosen), and fighting for what is right and good in this world. We've encountered...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Little, Brown in exchange for an honest review. “Serina and Nomi were like any other daughters in the cold, industrial town of Lanos. But Serina had her beauty. And Nomi had her secret.” I didn’t know much about this book going in. I didn’t even read the synopsis. I only requested from NetGalley because a few of my best friends wanted to buddy read it with me. But I went into this story expecting nothing. And as I began ...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    ”It isn’t a choice when you don’t have the freedom to say no. A yes doesn’t mean the same thing when it’s the only answer you’re allowed!”Okay, I’m going to be blunt here. This book was:35% Red Queen30% V Games25% The Selection10% VOXIf you read all of those books you’ll either:a.) Love the book because you’re a hardcore YA fan and there’s nothing better than to read all your fave YA books and tropes mashed up into one.b.) H...
  • jessica
    you know i love a good story about women supporting women. the book begins with the dedication ‘for every woman who has been told to sit down and be quiet… and who stood up anyway.’ and i knew it was going to be a decent feminist tale. i really enjoyed seeing how both serina and nomi came to terms with their positions, even when it was the opposite of everything they ever wanted, and grew because of it. their strength to persevere is defini...
  • C.G. Drews
    Ohhh I am HERE for these plot twists! I can't even say how hard it is to find books that surprise me these days. (I read too much ok and I cannot stop.) And this had not one, but TWO, twists that had me smiling rather deviously. I mean, it's not a shock-your-socks-off twist but the kinds that make me go "Omgggg yes that is clever." HEART EYES.It's also a huge love letter to women who refuse to be oppressed. And I adore that. I actually avoid book...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Totally addictive fantasy read. I loved both of these Main characters so much, and admired their strength through such hardships. Wish I didn’t have to wait so long for book two haha.P.S. I just read this for the second time and loved it even more than the first. It’s a really great story of survival, feminism and family (both by blood and found family). Love!
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    This book has been fairly hyped lately, mainly for its claims as a staunchly feminist YA fantasy. You guys already know I’m here for all the feminist reads, so I was pretty excited to pick this one up. When it comes to ARCs, I usually like to go in without knowing much about the story in advance, but a lot of my friends posted reviews for this book over the last week or so, so I had to peek—and found that I ended up agreeing with almost all o...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I'm just picking the real cover because I got two different covers from Fairyloot and Owlcrate and they are in the trade in box! And yes, the same book in the same month! Sigh! I might add the box pics later! I told myself that after cancer treatment I wasn't going to waste time on books I'm not liking! I'm gonna start DNF'ing cuz time is short. I'm happy for my friends that loved this and I'm glad I'm not the only one of my friends that didn't l...
  • Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI keep getting rude comments on my reviews of CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE and GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE low-key implying that I hold white cis-het YA to different standards than I do LGBT+ YA or YA about PoCs. Now, I'm 99.9% sure I'm not a bigot, although that's probably not very convincing because bigots, like the spouses of cheaters, are often the last to know. But also, I consider myself an e...
  • Lola
    I did not think I would finish this book—it recycles so much from previously written fantasy books that I was certain it would bore me to death. But, to my surprise, it ended up not being too mediocre.That’s mostly because of the character and story developments. Nomi and Serina are two sisters who were supposed to be together—Serina as a Grace and Nomi as her handmaiden—but Nomi was chosen by the crown prince as one of his girls instead ...
  • Lena
    *cinematic jaw-drop* Omg?????? Omg!!!!!!!! What just happened?????? What. In. The. Hell. Just. Happened??? I fucking adored this book and omg. I can’t function rn. What the fuckkkkkkkk!Review to come while I try to recover from that wild cliffhanger ending...――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――Post-shock-review: "You mus...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4.5 stars! “For every woman who has been told to sit down and be quiet... And who stood up anyway.” You know, I must be reading a different book from everyone else. Because while everyone hated this book, I ended up friggin loving it!! And I almost let a huge amount of negative reviews scare me away. I am so glad I gave this book a shot. Thanks Owlcrate! Would have never discovered it otherwise.Grace and Fury is basically The Hunger Games ...
  • Kat
    This was a short, fast-paced read that almost felt like a novella in the way it flew by. In a fantasy world where women have no rights, cannot be taught to read, and have no options in life other than factory work, bearing children, or if you’re one of the “fortunate” being chosen as a “Grace” one of the King’s basically concubines, being a girl basically sucks. One sister has been trained for this position her entire life in the hope...
  • Chloe
    "For every woman who has been told to sit down and be quiet... And who stood up anyway."This is the first novel in a new feminist fantasy series, so of course I was so excited to read this book! Unfortunately I was a little disappointed. I did really enjoy reading it, but I did have a few problems. My main problems were with the writing style (a little too simplistic for my personal taste), and I didn't feel super invested in the story/any of the...
  • Faith M ✨
    I received this eARC from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way.I'm so unbelievably shook."It isn't a choice when you don't have the freedom to say no. A yes doesn't mean the same thing when it's the only answer you're allowed!" Obligatory Summary So, this is a hard book to really nail down. It's not fantasy, but it's not science fiction either,...
  • Carrie
    Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart is the first book of the young adult fantasyGrace and Fury series. So yes, being the first book of a fantasy story this one will leave you with a cliffhanger to lead into the later books for the series.I normally find the advertising descriptions in blurbs really far off the mark and wonder what they were thinking comparing one book to another but with this one I really can see the books mentioned, The Selection, ...
  • Ellie
    Grace and Fury is a wonderful mix of The Hunger Games and The Selection — In a world ruled by men, women are forbidden to read or even own books. Nomi Tessaro has rebelled and learned how to read from her brother, but she must keep it a secret. Serina chose not to break the law, knowing that her ultimate goal was to serve as a Grace to the Prince — a sort of wife/concubine role in the castle.When Serina is chosen to compete to be one of the P...
  • Laura
    Grace and Fury is a feminist fantasy that draws similarities to The Selection, The Belles, The Handmaid's Tale, Red Queen, and even The Valiant.Set in a world where women don't have any rights, you are either a factory worker, servant, or you get married. It's even illegal for women to read. It's awful and infuriating. I wish we got more background as to how the world got to be this way. The world building is lacking a bit.The one thing that...
  • Beth
    What a way to complete my reading challenge for 2018!I am in love. I need the second book now.I'm not going to lie, I kind of predicted a lot of it, but it had so many elements of what I love in books, and there was so much GIRL POWER!10s 10s 10s across the board! Full RTCUpdate... I hate myself that I never reviewed this What a way to complete my reading challenge for 2018!I am in love. I need the second book now.I'm not going to lie, I kind o...
  • Umairah | Sereadipity
    Grace and Fury was an incredibly slow paced book about a world where women have no rights and no voice. To be bluntly honest, I didn't enjoy it much.2.5 starsPlot: 2/5Characters: 2.5/5Writing: 4/5 The story revolved around two sisters- Serina and Nomi. ---Serina--- Ever since she was a child, Serina had been training to be a Grace to the heir to the throne. Her goal was to be the supposedly 'perfect model' of how a women should be: obedient, grac...
  • Jaela
    I just can't decide who was more stupid between these 2. No character development (mentally). Things happened too fast. I just can't accept someone being good in fights only in 2 pages, I need to see and feel the proof. Boring characters. Very superficial both "heroines". I felt nothing while reading this book. 0-zero emotion. I'm sure I'm not reading the next one. Done with this.
  • Georgina
    4.5 starsI really wasn’t expecting to love this book quite so much, and I’m so pleasantly surprised by how entirely captivated I was reading it. It’s not that I thought I wouldn’t like it, it's just that I couldn’t have predicted quite how much I truly do love it. This review will undoubtedly have spoilers sprinkled throughout so bewaaaaaare (nice one George, very well written). Serina and Nomi are, at a first glance, complete opposites...
  • Sara Rebotim
    It was the first book I read of this author and I love it, it’s a 5 star for me , it was an easy reading and a very engaging story ! I love story’s about bravery and survival specially if is a girl or woman character. It was the first book I read of this author and I love it, it’s a 5 star for me , it was an easy reading and a very engaging story ! I love story’s about bravery and survival specially if is a girl or woman character. ☺...
  • Elizabeth Sagan
    3,5 starsI hated it in the beginning (the first 3-4 chapters), but it got good really fast. The last 10 chapters ended in plot twists, so I could barely lift my eyes from the pages. A nice and short read and I'm actually eager to read the sequel(s?).
  • Jill McGill
    Girl Power!!!First, I want to start by saying that I truly didn't think I would love this book as much as I did. I am so glad I picked this one up to read, I was completely captivated! What would you do if you lived in a world where women had no rights? Well, sisters Serina and Nomi live in that world and face that fate every single day: one in a palace, the other one in prison.Serina Tessaro has been groomed her entire life to become a Grace - t...
  • Nadhira Satria
    eh. rtcor never
  • Tucker