Strange Grace

Strange Grace

Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil?s Forest. Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early. Bound by duty, secrets Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted...

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Title:Strange Grace
Author:Tessa Gratton
ISBN:Slaughter Moon
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:389 pages pages

Strange Grace Reviews

  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    Jul 17, 2018
    ARC provided by the publisher/Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Buddy Read with Melanie @Meltotheany | Julie @Pages and Pens | Candace @ Literary Dust ...
  • Melanie
    May 09, 2018
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?I fell in love with the forest. And the forest loved me back. And so we traded hearts. Mine is here, larger and stronger than it could have been in the small cavern of my body? I?ve read over...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Sep 03, 2018
    one of the weirdest yet most fascinating books i?ve read in a while!!! ? insanely unique fantasy aspects ? three very different but all very interesting main characters ? verrrry odd romances ? that twist tho!?!? ? that girl power from the heroine? yaaaaas ...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Feb 15, 2019
    This is one of the most conflicting reviews/ratings I've given lately. Strange Grace is dark, creepy and just the right amount of gory for me. So you'd think it would hit the mark for a teen fantasy read. And it mostly does. However there are moments and times where I feel like somethi...
  • Stacee
    Sep 13, 2018
    DNF at 60% HOW I WANTED TO LOVE THIS BOOK. I love the cover and the synopsis is magical and I couldn?t wait to get to it. Sadly, it was so boring. I really liked the three main characters: Mair, Arthur, and Rhun. They?re all in love with each other and the dynamic of their r...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    May 10, 2018
    View review on my blog, Library in the Country Review copy generously provided by the publisher via Edelweiss. Strange Grace was such a beautiful tale about love and sacrifice, with a wonderfully eerie and unsettling twist to it. This is the PERFECT Fall read and perfect if you'r...
  • Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    Sep 10, 2018
    This is such a weird and beautiful book. Friends, I am struggling to find the words to articulate how much I adored this book. While the premise of a hundreds-year old pacts that provide prosperity to a town in return for sacrifice isn't new, I found Strange Grace to be refreshing and ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Oct 10, 2018
    Excuse me... how dare this book be so perfect??? If you?re looking for an atmospheric, spooky read this October, THIS IS IT, PEOPLE. Also, polyamory. I love everything about this book. ...
  • Fatma
    Aug 06, 2018
    Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster Canada for providing me with an eARC of this via NetGalley! Strange Grace has such a compelling, eerie premise: every seven years, a boy is sent into the Devil's Forest as a sacrifice to allow the village and its occupants to remain safe and p...
  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
    Nov 19, 2018
    I really liked this. I still thought it could have been even better and also creepier but this was just right up my alley. I liked especially the romance but wish even that would have been explored a little more. But oh man, huge improvement from Blood Magic. ...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Sep 01, 2018
    This review can also be found on my blog! I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Publishing September 18th! CW: animal death, bullying, trauma, grief, murder, torture, human sacrifice, abandonment, and general horror I blame Melanie. This was a gr...
  • Stephanie Gillespie
    Jul 18, 2018
    See Full Review On My Blog: Between Folded Pages ARC provided by the publisher/Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This book was everything I want in a book about witches! The writing style is beautiful and atmospheric. Strange Grace captures the feeling of being inside...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Sep 11, 2018
    I have a lot of feelings about this book. Strange Grace has been one of my most anticipated 2018 releases all year?I love these dark, witchy fantasy stories, and as soon as I saw Tessa mention it on her twitter back at the start of the year, I wanted to pre-order it right then and th...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Oct 06, 2018
    While I did like a lot of things about this, I just could not for the life of me wrap my poor, contemporary loving brain around all of the fantastical elements in this enough to really enjoy it. Womp :( (Side-note: I definitely think that if you at all enjoy fantasy even just a litt...
  • Aoife
    Nov 14, 2018
    In Three Graces, every seven years the village's Best Boy runs into the forest to face the devil and most of the time, he doesn't return. Mairwen, Arthur and Rhun have grown up watching men sacrifice themselves to keep the village safe and healthy but a mere three years after the last ...
  • Cindee
    Jun 26, 2019
    I loved this book it was very unique I have never come across a YA novel with a three person relationship it was so well written. I loved all of the characters but I really liked Mairwen,Arthur and Rhun best they mesh so well together even though it takes one of the characters awhile t...
  • Ellie
    Sep 18, 2018
    This sounds like all types of yummy. I can't wait to dive in! ...
  • Justine
    Oct 25, 2018
    3.5 stars rounded up I read this a couple of months ago, and after a bit of time has gone by I have realised that this is one of those books I actually liked more than I thought. Gratton weaves an incredibly atmospheric tale examining the bonds of love and friendship, and how sel...
  • Riley
    Oct 03, 2018
    "The old god and the youngest Grace witch. The story says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all?" This is such a ME book. If you took all the things I love and threw them in a blender, this book would be the product. ? fantasy ? spooky ? dark fair...
  • Roshani Chokshi
    Jul 08, 2018
    This book was so atmospherically wonderful. It felt like The Witch by way of Juliette Marillier. Don't miss this when it releases in September! ...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Oct 26, 2018
    "They made this bargain with the devil: Every seven years their best boy is sent into the forest from sundown to sunrise, on the night of the Slaughter Moon. He will live or die on his own mettle, and for his sacrifice the devil blesses Three Graces." Thank you Edelweiss and Marga...
  • Britt
    Jul 18, 2018
    Have you ever realized you were sitting reading with one hand covering your mouth? That?s how large parts of this book were for me. Strange Grace was such a beautiful, eerie, twisted, and compelling story. The haunting atmosphere of the Devil?s Forest with its whispering cre...
  • Candace Robinson
    May 10, 2018
    This was a very interesting story and strange would be a great word to use, because strange things are awesome! My favorite kinds of stories involve forests, ones where there are things hidden within. I thought the author did a good job with the love between the three characters. It...
  • Karima chermiti
    Oct 16, 2018
    Actual rating : 2.5 stars Trigger warning : (view spoiler)[Body horror, violence, scary scenes (hide spoiler)] The old god and the youngest Grace witch. The story says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Oh, this book is such a mess to me, tryin...
  • Acqua
    Dec 09, 2018
    Strange Grace is a high fantasy novel featuring a polyamorous relationship, terrible bargains, and the creepiest forest since Uprooted. Which means, of course, that it was exactly my thing. I read it in less than a day - thanks to rivetedlit I could read it legally for free and not fo...
  • megs_bookrack
    Nov 19, 2018
    Admittedly, Strange Grace is still confounding me. Now I am even waffling on my star rating. Admittedly, there is a lot to think about with this one. The story itself, although beautifully written IMO, is very dense and very heavy. I feel like I am still struggling to get out from unde...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Jul 18, 2018
    In a town free of illness or bad fortune, a deal has been struck with the devil. Their easy living comes at a price, a saint who enters the woods every seven years, seldom to return. What happens in those woods is a mystery. We follow a trio of amazing characters united in their love f...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 24, 2017
    ?This valley is made on love, little bird. Find love. Seek it, always. That is where our power resides.? In the town of Three Graces, no one is ever injured or killed. To achieve this, the town must sacrifice a boy every seven years ? but this year, the sacrifice comes early...
  • Hamad
    Sep 16, 2018
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 2.5 stars ?The old god and the youngest Grace witch. The story says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all?? ? I didn?t like and didn?t hate this book ...
  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    Sep 29, 2018
    Yikes so uhm this was boring. And I feel like I was wrongly done. RTC. ...