REVIEW: This Vicious Grace

Alessa is divinely chosen to save her generation from the God’s coming wrath. She can not do this alone and must pick a suitor whose powers she can magnify to save the island. Three times she has epically failed and her suitors have ended up dead. Now, the disastrous event is nigh and she’s running out of time to pick the next suitor, so she begins to challenge the assumptions and authorities to find her way to the destiny she was promised.

I found this one to be formulaic. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it, but the characters and plot were all pretty expected. The main character can’t be touched by anyone (Girl Serpent Thorn does it better), the unexpected handsome stranger in love with the chosen one, the chosen one needs more than the prophecies advise. All fairly unoriginal elements, the author blends them well and I flew through the story pretty easily but I was never entranced. I found Alessa an annoying, love-sick girl rather than a powerful female role model. Too often she relied on a man to guide her. I give this one a meh. ⭐️⭐️⭐

Also this is the first time in a long time I like the original cover better than the special edition version. Do you like special edition books?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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