The Graces by Laure Eve
Published September 6th 2016
Everyone loves the Graces.
Fenrin Grace is larger than life, almost mythical. He’s the school Pan, seducing girls without really meaning to. He’s biding his time until someone special comes along. Someone different, who will make him wonder how he got along all this time without her. Someone like me.
Fenrin’s twin, Thalia, is a willowy beauty with rippling, honey-colored hair. Wherever she goes, Thalia leaves behind a band of followers who want to emulate her. She casts spells over everyone she encounters, just like Fenrin—even if they both deny it.
Then there’s Summer. She’s the youngest Grace, and the only one who admits she’s really a witch. Summer is dark on the outside—with jet-black hair and kohl-rimmed eyes—and on the inside. It was inevitable that she’d find me, the new girl—a loner with secrets lurking under the surface.
I am River. I am not a Grace. But I’ll do anything to become one.
I bought this book based 100% on the cover and I regret paying full price for this book.
Right away this book reminded me of Twilight. Which, to some people, won’t be a big deal. But I hate Twilight so that was a deal breaker. I couldn’t stop comparing The Graces to Twilight and it killed me. I wanted to look past that but the plot was so similar. New kid discovers strange siblings in school that are more than they seem. New kid befriends said strange siblings. Boring plot ensues.
I didn’t like the characters either which is what really killed this book for me. If it had great characters, I could have ignored the overall Twilight-ness. But it didn’t and I’m so disappointed.