The Graces, Laure Eve (2016)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
I really wanted to like this book, really I did! I met Laure Eve at YALC and she was lovely, at that point I was in the middle of this book. That was July, I finished it at the end of November and that was only because I got the audiobook in the end. I am sorry to say that I just couldn’t stand this book, nor could I stand the audiobook narration! The narrator made the characters sound even more idiotic than I already read them as.
Essentially this book is about a girl obsessed with this family that are supposedly witches. She is pathetically falling over herself to impress these characters and fall in love with them. It’s completely ridiculous, she has no self respect or idea of how to live her own life. I think books should at least offer some sort of inspiration for their reader, but this one offered none.
The narration was monotonous and drab, it left nothing to be interested about. It painted the characters as obviously ‘cool’ stereotypes that let nothing original about them. I think I just disliked the characters so much that it affected the rest of the book for me and unfortunately there was nothing I enjoyed about this reading experience. I don’t like writing negative reviews, but in this situation, I needed to.