Book review – Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart

Grace and Fury
GRACE & FURY by Tracy Banghart
Published: July 31, 2018 by Little, Brown Books
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover – Fairyloot Exclusive Edition

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.


WOMEN LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER is my wet dream. This book gave me goosebumps. This book made the bridge of my nose burn as I tried not to cry when I was reading the last pages in a public setting.

Grace & Fury has EVERYTHING. Beautiful, strong women. Sisterly love. Evil kings. Suspense, action, love.

I’ve read several reviews complaining about how fast-paced this book is, and it’s true. But for me, that’s a good thing. I don’t need to know what each character is wearing. I don’t need chapters upon chapters of place descriptions. That’s boring *cough* GRR Martin *cough*. I think the story was fast-paced enough to be completely addictive, with enough world building weaved throughout. However, I think this world is entirely captivating so I wouldn’t mind reading a bit more about it in the next book.

Usually with multiple perspectives I end up caring way more about one character than the others, and always look forward to reading that character’s chapters more. But with Nomi and Serina, I loved them both equally and wanted to read every word of their chapters. Obviously this made the book completely unputdownable.

Good stuff:

  • Dual perspective
  • Main characters are lovable, interesting, strong, beautiful, everything I’m not
  • Just the right amount of romance
  • It’s going to be a duology so no second book slump

Bad stuff:

  • Tad predictable towards the end

3 thoughts on “Book review – Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart

  1. Yesssss, completely agree with your review! I loved the pace of the book too – I think the fact it was fast helped it be something you could just pick up and get through quickly but also the emphasis was more on the characters’ personalities and actions which imo fitted the story better anyway 🙂


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