The Grace Year

The Grace Year

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'An incredibly important and empowering read' Natasha Ngan, author of Girls of Paper and Fire

A New York Times bestselling dark speculative feminist thriller, perfect for fans of The Power and The Handmaid's Tale.
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THE RESISTANCE STARTS HERE.

No one speaks of the grace year.
It's forbidden.
We're told we have the power to lure grown men from their beds, make boys lose their minds, and drive the wives mad with jealousy. That's why we're banished for our sixteenth year, to release our magic into the wild before we're allowed to return to civilisation.
But I don't feel powerful.
I don't feel magical.

Tierney James lives in an isolated village where girls are banished at sixteen to the northern forest to brave the wilderness - and each other - for a year. They must rid themselves of their dangerous magic before returning purified and ready to marry - if they're lucky.

It is forbidden to speak of the grace year, but even so every girl knows that the coming year will change them - if they survive it...

A critically acclaimed page-turning feminist dystopia about a young woman trapped in an oppressive society, fighting to take control of her own life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 30mm | 409g
  • Del Rey
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529100593
  • 9781529100594
  • 63,981

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Part coming-of-age tale, part adventure story; this is not a cry against oppression - it's a bold, beautiful howl. Heat Magazine
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Harrowing and absolutely riveting, an insidious journey from reason to madness that manages to completely refresh the concept of the patriarchal dystopia, with a beautifully realised ending. * Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of THE HAZEL WOOD * A must-read for fans of The Handmaid's Tale and The Power * Bustle * A crazy mash-up of Vox, The Hunger Games, Lord Of The Flies and The Handmaid's Tale. * Daily Mail * An incredibly important and empowering read * Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire * Part coming-of-age tale, part adventure story; this is not a cry against oppression - it's a bold, beautiful howl. * Heat Magazine *
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About Kim Liggett

Kim Liggett, originally from the rural Midwest in the US, moved to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She's the author of Blood and Salt, Heart of Ash, The Last Harvest (Bram Stoker Award Winner), The Unfortunates, and The Grace Year.

Kim spends her free time studying tarot and scouring Manhattan for rare vials of perfume and the perfect egg white cocktail.
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16,225 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 41% (6,712)
4 38% (6,207)
3 15% (2,507)
2 4% (609)
1 1% (190)
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