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The Grace Year

Kim Liggett

Staff Pick (Sci-Fi/Fantasy), by Tim

The Handmaid’s Tale meets the Hunger Games in Kim Liggitt’s outstanding novel. In a mysterious village, girls turning 16 must leave their homes for a year in order to purge themselves of their magic in the forest before they can return ready to marry and rejoin village life. Not every girl survives the year, though, and this thought provoking page turner will keep you on edge as the plot twists keep coming until the end!

'. . . seethes with love and brutality, violence and hope . . . a remarkable and timely story of the bonds between women' Sabaa Tahir

'An incredibly important and empowering read' Natasha Ngan


No one speaks of the grace year.

It's forbidden.
We're told we have the power to lure grown men from their beds, make boys lose their minds, and drive the wives mad with jealousy. That's why we're banished for our sixteenth year, to release our magic into the wild before we're allowed to return to civilisation.
But I don't feel powerful.
I don't feel magical.

Tierney James lives in an isolated village where girls are banished at sixteen to the northern forest to brave the wilderness - and each other - for a year. They must rid themselves of their dangerous magic before returning purified and ready to marry - if they're lucky.

It is forbidden to speak of the grace year, but even so every girl knows that the coming year will change them - if they survive it...

A critically acclaimed page-turning feminist dystopia about a young woman trapped in an oppressive society, fighting to take control of her own life.

'Beautiful, devastating, and deeply moving' Samira Ahmed, New York Times bestselling author of Internment and Love, Hate & Other Filters

'A visceral, darkly haunting fever dream of a novel . . . I couldn't stop reading' Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author of The Diviners and A Great and Terrible Beauty

Publisher: Cornerstone
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 03 Sept 2020
Dimensions: 130 x 196 x 28 mm
ISBN: 9781529100600

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