This was one of the books in my recent Illumicrate and the first one I read.
Laure Eve wrote a letter included in each box that explained some of her influences – including the film The Craft (so good) but I also get a sense of The Heathers (also very good – I like my teen movies dark).
The Graces seem to lead a charmed life and attract many devoted followers, but rumours still dog the family. Rumours about curses and terrible events.
New girl in town, and our narrator, who calls herself River but never reveals her real name, is drawn to the three Graces – Summer and her older siblings’ twins Thalia and Fenrin. But she has secrets too and hers could ruin everything.
I really liked the writing and the clever narrative structure, hinting at things but keeping the big reveal till the end.
I often say that YA writing is some of the most interesting, freer than adult literature to explore ideas and stories. And this is a great example of that.
A sequel will be released in 2017, and I will be looking out for it.