Blog Tour (review and giveaway) for Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart





Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart.  This tour is being hosted by Rock Star Book Tours.  I will be sharing my review and there will be a giveaway.




Author: Tracy Banghart

Pub. Date: July 31, 2018

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 320

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About The Book:


In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.

Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.

Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.



My Review:


This book was really good!  There was such a great story of the love between sisters, but it was also a story about women’s oppression and them fighting back.

Serina prepared her whole life to be a Grace.  The Superior is getting older, so this year his Heir is choosing three Graces to stay with him.  Serina is chosen to be in the running and her sister, Nomi, goes with as her handmaiden.  While Serina was excited to leave Lanos  for Bellequa, Nomi was not.  She had to leave her twin brother at home.  She also knew that she was just going into another horrible situation.

Women are not allowed to read or go to school.  They could work in textile factories, become servants, or be married.  They had no rights and were taught to be meek to all men.  Nomi was defiant and always wanted more while Serina was content to learn how to dance and be pretty.  Nomi learned how to read, but had to hide it.

The night the possible Graces were meeting the Heir, Nomi slipped into the library and was caught by the Heir and his brother when they were coming out.  She wasn’t polite and made an impression on both men.

Serina wasn’t chosen to be a Grace.  Nomi was and she was horrified.  Shortly after, Nomi found a book in her room, but didn’t know who put it there.  It told of a history different than what she learned. In this history book, women used to rule until the men became afraid.  They took over and oppressed women after that.  Everyone was told a false history where men always ruled.

Serina was caught holding the book and sent to a jail on an island.  This island was filled with women who were separated into different groups.  There wasn’t enough food and they were made to fight.  The guards started it and you only won when everyone was dead or surrendered, which was as good as dead.  Serina has to learn how to be tough. She grows close to some of the women and to one guard, Val.

Everything else gets a bit crazy.  There are plots that go wrong and twists in the book that I don’t want to give away.  I did figure it out, but it was still pretty shocking when I read it.  I cannot wait for book two!  The pacing of this one was really good and kept me wanting more.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my copy for review.  I gave this book 5 stars.  Grace and Fury is out July 31st by Little Brown Books for Young Readers.  I ordered my copy today.  There is also a preorder special, so make sure you send your receipt in.



About Tracy:




Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All of that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, son, cat, and sweet pupper Scrabble. She wrote Grace and Fury while living in Hawaii.


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3 winners will receive a finished copy of Grace and Fury (US only)


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Follow The Tour:


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/23/2018- Tea Party Princess– Review

7/24/2018- Paperback Princess– Review

7/25/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

7/26/2018- Book Dragon Lair– Review

7/27/2018- laura’s bookish corner– Review


Week Two:

7/30/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

7/31/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

8/1/2018- Synopses By Sarge– Review

8/2/2018- CoffeeCocktailsandBooks Blog– Review

8/3/2018- Kat’s Books– Review


Week Three:

8/6/2018- Feed Your Fiction Addiction– Review

8/7/2018- Portrait of a Book– Review

8/8/2018- To Be Read– Review

8/9/2018- Brooke- Reports– Review

8/10/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review


Week Four:

8/13/2018- A Court of Coffee and Books– Review

8/14/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

8/15/2018- The Young Folks- Review

8/16/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

8/17/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review



Thank you for stopping by today and make sure you stop by some of the other tour dates!



Author: confessionsofayareader

My name is Kristi and I review books and mod on TBR and Beyond on Facebook. I love to travel and go to concerts. I've been married for over 20 years. I listen to a lot of pop punk. Otherwise, I'm pretty boring. We do have four grandchildren now and try to see them monthly since they don't live close. I read mostly YA and adult mystery/thrillers. I also read a lot of middle grade and some adult romance. You can also find me on facebook, twitter, and instagram (don't post often).

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