Title: The Graces
Author: Laure Eve
Blurb (GR): Everyone said the Graces were witches.
They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair.
They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for someone different.
All I had to do was show them that person was me.
Like everyone else in her town, River is obsessed with the Graces, attracted by their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But are they really what they seem? And are they more dangerous than they let on?
This beautifully-written thriller will grip you from its very first page.
This was sent to me by a publisher for an honest review
The Graces by Laure Eve was supposed to be a book that was filled with fantasies, teen witches, magic, and life-thrilling adventure. What it really is, is a total waste of time. I DNF’ed it at While it had a lot of strengths, weakness really out weigh the judgement here.
For one thing, the beginning was really intriguing, imaginative. It really drew me into the story,and I kept wanting to know more and more about our main character River. She gave a sense of mystery that really draws you in, and makes you want to know more about her. The way the author describe the Graces made me really curious about who they really are. But toward the middle I got really bored of them, and decided this book wasn’t really fit for me.
- Story – The plot got really boring, and very predictable with unnecessary details needed. Even when some big plot twist happen, the author didn’t write it out the right way. It was more of her dragging it out. This whole book seemed like it was going in slow motion. And I don’t entirely get the plot. This girl name River (it was something else, but she changed it) us a new girl in a new school, in a new home town. She heard of The Graces who are rich, beautiful, mystical, and are said to be witches. Everyone is in love with one of them, or wants to be their friend. River is in love with Fernin, and want to befriend all of them. What is the point of that? This book does not give you a lesson or a theme to take from. It just reminds you that the most popular group on high school are witches.
- Romance – River is being very desperate about getting Fernin to like her. She has to change a little bit of who she is, to impress him, and the rest of the Graces. I recognized signs of them being a bad couple: mixed signs, the dude is a witch that will put River under a curse, boring, and NO CHEMISTRY WHATSOEVER!!! I do not see how they fit together. And River being River, would let Fernin take control of the relationship, and use to do what he wants. No equality in here, and once again, NO CHEMISTRY!
- Characters – The characterization in this novel was a bit weak. The dialogue and personality of every single character was very switched up and confusing. I couldn’t connect with the main character, because of her decisions, and the way she acts. The Graces don’t even sound like believable witches. They sound like absolute frauds.