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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Publisher:ย  Wednesday Books

Release Date: Out Now

Genre:ย  Young Adult, Dystopian

Rating:ย  ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Thank youย @macmillan.audioย andย @wednesdaybooksย for my copies…yโ€™all might remember I talked about how much I loved this one…but I havenโ€™t shared my review so here goes…and Happy pub day TGY ๐Ÿค—.
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โ€œThatโ€™s the problem with letting the light inโ€”after itโ€™s been taken away from you, it feels even darker than it was before.โ€
Kim Liggett, The Grace Year
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Oh my good gravy. I need to start by saying this is a YA dystopian fiction novel. If I am being honest, YA has not worked for me for a long time. Iโ€™m not sure why….this book however. I adored it. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ huge stars.
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I want to talk about what I didnโ€™t like before I gush about how much I loved this book ๐Ÿ˜‰.
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It does not have chapters. It is broken into four sections. This was a hard adjustment for me. I like stopping in a natural spot. Iโ€™m one of those people who fits chores into my reading time. I need you to be aware…itโ€™s worth the unusual format!
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Now, letโ€™s move to the things that brought it to a five star novel for me.
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The way the story ended. Is it odd that Iโ€™m starting at the end? Maybe ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ. The way Liggett ended the story was more than I was hoping for.
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I adored the romance aspect. To be clear this is not a YA Romance…but the connections were amazing. It was perfectly executed.
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The new spin on The Lord of The Flies premise…the issues presented were what I would want my daughter (if I had one) to read.
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The twist. Thatโ€™s all I can say ๐Ÿ˜‚. There is an amazing twist that I did not see coming. At. All.
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I could go on and on. Bottom line. If you want to read something different. Something that seeps into your mind to where you are constantly thinking about it…this is it. Again. Donโ€™t pick up this one for the Romance. Or for the fact itโ€™s a YA….pick it up to read a very original spin on The Hunger Games meshed with Lord of the Flies. Itโ€™s amazing and has flown to my top 5 of 2019!
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๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ for the audio as well. The narrator was incredible yโ€™all. As you have read one of the hardest things with this book for me was the lack of chapters…the audio version is the perfect antidote for that! Highly, highly recommend!

 

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