The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In the County, girls are taught to fear their "magic", but not told what their "magic" actually is. All they know is that they are banished to a remote encampment for their Grace Year (16th year) where they will release this magic and return (if they're lucky) purified and ready for marriage or a life of work, either way they're condemned to a life of servitude. But Tierney James doesn't buy it. As her Grace Year approaches, she's aware of the discontent that's surfacing, and her recurring dreams of a girl that changes the system is difficult to ignore. As her Grace Year ensues, Tierney will learn firsthand about the horrors that wait for her.
A mix of The Handmaid's Tale, The Hunger Games, and The Lord of the Flies, this feminist dystopian adventure is sure to be a hit.
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