Grace and Fury
by Tracy Banghart
Serina and Nomi are sisters living in a world where women have no rights. Serina is being groomed to be a Grace, basically a concubine to the king. In this case, the heir to the throne is selecting his first Grace. Nomi is serving as Serina’s handmaid. With a twist of fate, Nomi catches the heir’s eye. A dangerous secret is revealed, and Serina takes the fall.
Serina is charming and beautiful. Nomi is bold and headstrong. They couldn’t be more different. They desire completely different things in life. Due to unforeseen circumstances, both end up in very different positions than they ever imagined.
The story is told from the alternating viewpoints of Serina and Nomi. They face challenges that take them completely out of their elements. However, they are both strong females in a world where women are oppressed.
This looks to be an exciting new YA fantasy series. Twists and turns make for a fast-paced and fun read. Interesting characters in a challenging world.
I received an eARC from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.