Dear Rebellious Readers,
I Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Usually, it is a new or upcoming release. For me it will be either a new release, an upcoming release, or a book I just bought or won, was gifted, or a book I was given for review.
My pick this week is… The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Publishing on: October 8, 2019
Summary from Goodreads:
Survive the year.
No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.
In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.
Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.
With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.
Why: Both my friends Mary @aparanormalromance and Craig @fictious_fox are raving about this book. I love a good dystopian novel especially when it has to do with women trying to find their power and stay alive in a society that treats them as second class citizens and blames them for that societies own faults.
What book can’t you wait for this Wednesday? Tell me in the comments and leave a link to your Can’t-Wait Wednesday so I can check out what book you are waiting for and add it to my TBR.
Yours in Rebellion,
Nicole the Reading Rebel