Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday #42: Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton





Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.  I haven't done this since February, I've had a pretty busy blog schedule, plus wasn't sure of any I wanted to share. But last week I found this one by a favorite author of mine, Tessa Gratton.  A new YA book.  You can read my review of her recent fantasy book, The Queens of Innis Lear HERE.  Anyway, here is the blurb from Goodreads:


Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.

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, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out.
 


How does this one sound to you?  Have you read anything by this author?  What book or books are you excited for this week? 

38 comments:

  1. I have never read anything by that author but it sounds interesting! Nice pick!

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    1. If you like fantasy of any sort, she is your author to try. She does such a great job at building worlds. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I haven't read anything by this author but this sounds good. What do all three of them do? Who do they sacrifice and I really would like to know the backstory there. Great pick!

    Mary my Can’t Wait Wednesday!

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    1. She's a great author! You should check out her books. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. That cover is awesome and it sounds so good! Great pick!

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  5. Oh my gosh! This sounds very good. It's the first time I heard about the author and will definitely checking this out.😍

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  6. Witches, the devil, something called Slaughter Moon. I want this one as well now!

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  7. THis sounds intense- and what a cover!!

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  8. I'm loving the cover! The premise sounds a bit scary! Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    1. I enjoy a scary story. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. I haven't read anything by this author before. I've been getting away from so much YA lately, so not much is on my radar right now. I always have a hard time with fantasy because I feel like my mind wanders and I can't figure out what's going on.
    I hope you enjoy reading this, Lisa!
    My WoW

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    1. Fantasy is something I have to have time to sit and read. It's not something I can pick up whenever I have a few minutes and remember what's going on. So I understand what you're saying. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It definitely is! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. I haven't read anything by this author before. This does sound like a really great fantasy. I will have to check it out. :)

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  12. This one has been on my radar, because I have a thing for witches. Fingers crossed it's great when we read it.

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    1. I don't know if it's a usual witch story, but definitely has that aspect to a point. Hope you get to it soon! Thanks for visiting!

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  13. I haven't read anything by this author but wow, that blurb has me wanting to get my hands on this book asap!

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  14. Oooh I've never heard of this before, but I love the sound of it. Plus, pretty cover:-) Thanks for sharing.

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  16. What a great cover! Same author as The Quees of Innis Lear, interesting. 🤔 I hope you enjoy this one, Lisa!

    Have a fabulous day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yeah, she used to write more YA, which is how I first found her. I'm looking forward to a return for her. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Oh man, I've been in the mood for more witchy novels and I love the sounds of this one!

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    1. You should try her original series, Blood Magic I think it's called. If you haven't read them yet, they fit that perfectly! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. The cover is gorgeous and the book blurb grabbed me. I can't wait to read this. Great pick and enjoy!

    Renee ~ My Wow

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  19. I've read so many great reviews for Tessa's books! I hope you enjoy :)

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