If you had the choice between being a rebel and having rights or being a princess and having no voice, what would you choose?
I found myself on the edge of my seat with this read. And even though there are familiar plot twists, I have found myself rooting for them in the end. I honestly might have wound up hating this novel if the plot twists didn’t happen as they did.
The voices in this novel addresses the topic of feminism and human rights in a fight for survival kind of way. With an unexpected twist to the story, two sister have to find a way to survive their new circumstances and their way back to one another as both are ill suited to their challenge.
I’m a sucker for a monarchy based story, I find it the most intriguing form of politically challenged stories. And this one takes the cake. I have read many novels this year where the underdog overthrows the monarchy and establishes a democracy, that this novel was a refreshing change in pace. I assume the crucial overthrowing will take place in the sequel, if it does take place.
I found myself warring between which sister I associate the most with. Or rather which ones place I’d be willing to take. The conflict is gripping and the ending heartbreaking.
In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.
Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace – someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.
Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.
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