September 18, 2010

Grace by Elizabeth Scott

Grace by Elizabeth Scott

Young Adult

Received from Around the World Tours

Grace was raised to be an Angel, a herald of death by suicide bomb. But she refuses to die for the cause, and now Grace is on the run, daring to dream of freedom. In search of a border she may never reach, she travels among malevolent soldiers on a decrepit train crawling through the desert. Accompanied by the mysterious Kerr, Grace struggles to be invisible, but the fear of discovery looms large as she recalls the history and events that delivered her uncertain fate.

I loved this book. I can't say how much I loved it beyond saying that that I devoured it even when I was stressed and bogged down by the third week of school. And this book happens completely on a train. 200 pages of a girl on a train, and I could hardly put it down. Amazing and wonderful, sad and tragic, this book hit along the same caliber as Scott's Living Dead Girl, which I have read and cried over twice.

Grace lives in a world of rebels ready die for a cause against a tyrant that makes everyone's life hellish. All Grace wanted was to be accepted both in the eyes of the Angels and the eyes of her father. After a disastrous event, Grace finds herself in a train station waiting to board and make the perilous and stressful journey outside of her country and away from the tyrants rule. I can't say what I really loved about this book without spoiling it. It was dark and controversial, but I loved it. I'm not a fan of Scott's lighter works, but I've found that her darker works always speak to me in a way that resonates a long time after I've read it. Grace was no different. You can bet I'll be buying Grace to add to my library.

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