Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all?Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devils Forest.Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early.Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their townand their heartsinside out....
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Strange Grace Reviews
“This valley is made on love, little bird. Find love. Seek it, always. That is where our power resides.”
In the town of Three Graces, no one is ever injured or killed. To achieve this, the town must sacrifice a boy every seven years — but this year, the sacrifice comes early. Following an angry boy, a saint, and a witch, this book is a weird and magical journey.
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First of all, god, you guys, the body horror. The tone that feels like a blend of 1300s witchcraft a ...more
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Actual Rating: 2.5 stars
“The old god and the youngest Grace witch. The story says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all?”
🌟 I didn’t like and didn’t hate this book but I think it could have been better for sure.
I read this because I like the synopsis very much! I thought that I have read something similar before -And it obviously isn’t new but still good- and I found out that it has the same synops ...more
Do you ever read a book where the whole time your mouth kind of gapes open and your eyes are a little bigger than they should be because what dafuq did I just read? Tessa Gratton's Strange Grace is the definition of dark fantasy and a book that surprised me over and over again.
This novel is an intense story wrapped up in just a whole lot of f**kery. The first half is a little slow, a little drawn out, building and building to the main event: the saint's run into the Devil's Forest. In this time, ...more
I have a lot of feelings about this book. Strange Grace has been one of my most anticipated 2018 releases all year—I love these dark, witchy fantasy stories, and as soon as I saw Tessa mention it on her twitter back at the start of the year, I wanted to pre-order it right then and there. All the build-up leading to finally reading this twisted little story is precisely why this review is so difficult for me to write.
They made this bargain with the devil: Every seven years their best boy is sent...more
While I did like a lot of things about this, I just could not for the life of me wrap my poor, contemporary loving brain around all of the fantastical elements in this enough to really enjoy it. Womp :(
(Side-note: I definitely think that if you at all enjoy fantasy even just a little bit more than I do, you will LOVE this. It was just way more heavy on the fantasy than I was expecting and I couldn’t immerse myself as much as I was hoping I would)
This is such a weird and beautiful book. Friends, I am struggling to find the words to articulate how much I adored this book. While the premise of a hundreds-year old pacts that provide prosperity to a town in return for sacrifice isn't new, I found Strange Grace to be refreshing and captivatingly written and is one of the best witch stories I've ever read.
Three Graces is an idyllic town: there is no disease, the weather is perfect, injuries heal overnight, and crops grow in abundance. Provide ...more
ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
“I fell in love with the forest. And the forest loved me back. And so we traded hearts. Mine is here, larger and stronger than it could have been in the small cavern of my body”
I’ve read over one-hundred books so far in 2018, and Strange Grace is easily my absolute favorite. And I anticipate that it will be my favorite book of 2018 come December 31st, too. What a masterpiece in every sense of the word. Literally per ...more
*I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.*
This book has a different sort of premise, and I was especially drawn in by what I'd seen reviewers mention about a non-binary character and a polyamorous relationship. This is a hard review for me to write though because it certainly wasn't a bad book, but it didn't end up being quite what I expected.
As I said, this was a somewhat unique premise, and I liked that. The book was a bit slow for a whil ...more