AUTHOR: TRACY BANGHART • GENRE: YA FANTASY • PAGES: 320 • RRP: $16.99 • RELEASE DATE: 31st July 2018 • PUBLISHER: HACHETTE
In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other on an island prison where women must fight to survives erina has spent her whole life preparing to become a Grace – selected to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining example of the perfect woman. But her headstrong and rebellious younger sister has a dangerous secret, and one wrong move could cost both sisters everything.
Can Serina fight? And will Nomi win?
Please note that this review will contain spoilers. I do normally try to keep them spoiler free but there are a few details of this book that I wanted to discuss in depth.
There were aspects of this book that I really liked but there were also some parts which seemed too similar to other books in this genre.
So, let’s kick off with what I really liked- Serina in the womens prison. I thought this storyline was brilliant. It was brutal and so unjust that it just made me mad reading it, but in a good way. I feel that Serina needed to spend time in the prison to really learn what Nomi had been trying to explain to her. She didn’t want to hear about womens rights until she really felt that hers had been stripped away.
With Nomi I felt that for such a smart person she really was gullible. This is where the book fell short for me. The whole lead female should be vying for the attention to bad heir to the throne but ends up falling for the good younger brother. But wait, the bad one is actually good and the good one is bad. It just screamed Red Queen to me. I mean really screamed it.
Overall I liked the story but I really hope that the next book seems more distinct.
Overall Rating:￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼ 3.5/5 teacups
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Happy reading x