IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

This Vicious Grace: A Novel (The Last…
S'està carregant…

This Vicious Grace: A Novel (The Last Finestra, 1) (edició 2022)

de Emily Thiede (Autor)

Sèrie: The Last Finestra (1)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses
1714137,637 (4.2)Cap
"Riveting, passionate, and full of high stakes danger." --Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Thiede's exciting fantasy debut, This Vicious Grace, will keep readers turning the pages until the devastating conclusion and leave them primed for more! Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa's gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner's magic, not kill every suitor she touches. Now, with only weeks left until a hungry swarm of demons devours everything on her island home, Alessa is running out of time to find a partner and stop the invasion. When a powerful priest convinces the faithful that killing Alessa is the island's only hope, her own soldiers try to assassinate her. Desperate to survive, Alessa hires Dante, a cynical outcast marked as a killer, to become her personal bodyguard. But as rebellion explodes outside the gates, Dante's dark secrets may be the biggest betrayal. He holds the key to her survival and her heart, but is he the one person who can help her master her gift or destroy her once and for all? "Remixing all the best parts of a dark fantasy and a romantic comedy, This Vicious Grace is a wonderfully fun time from start to finish, with lush, complex worldbuilding, intensely relatable characters, and relationships that are easy to root for." --Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For The Wolf… (més)
Membre:JayShadow
Títol:This Vicious Grace: A Novel (The Last Finestra, 1)
Autors:Emily Thiede (Autor)
Informació:Wednesday Books (2022), 448 pages
Col·leccions:Owned but Unread, Total Owned
Valoració:
Etiquetes:Cap

Informació de l'obra

This Vicious Grace (The Last Finestra Book 1) de Emily Thiede

Cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

Es mostren totes 4
This was absolutely great, i loved it. I finished in one day, and now I'm excited to read more. I'm pretty sure there will be a second book, i can't wait.

Dante was exactly what Alessa needed. She was lonely, with no friends or family because of the rules they set for a finestra. He became her bodyguard, her friend, her lover. She changed, getting bolder with every turn of a page. It was so funny when he found her steamy book lol. I laughed a few times while reading. Not only is there action but there is romance and a bit of comedy.The ending is not the end ( )
  InesMoli | Aug 18, 2022 |
A luscious fantasy set in an Italian-inspired land, Alessa is the girl who's been foretold to save her people (a Finestra) with the help of someone she's paired with (a Fonte) to channel their magical powers against monsters. Unfortunately, Alessa is also cursed with killing everyone she touches, so she's left with trying to find a Fonte among reluctant recruits, while falling in love with a cursed being who she's recruited to be her bodyguard. This story has it all - found family, a swoony romance, action and high stakes, betrayal, and love. Highly recommended! ( )
  sylliu | Aug 10, 2022 |
I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book! This Vicious Grace is the story of a girl selected by the gods to save her people from evil - but who keeps accidentally killing the people who are supposed to help her with that simply with a touch. It’s a very interesting concept, and Thiede’s writing is engaging and paints a intricate picture of the world she has created. It’s nice to see a young woman savior character who not only fears failure, but has actually failed - big time. It makes her easier to relate to. I also really enjoyed Thiede’s world and the mythology that it contains. I look forward to reading the next book to see where this story goes! ( )
  Anniik | May 9, 2022 |
Alessa was blessed with a gift from a God. A gift that means she's her island's first line of defense against an onslaught of demons foretold to come and decimate everything in their path every seven years. Alessa's gift amplifies that of her chosen partner, making them an unstoppable force and thereby ensuring the survival of their small island home.

However, with her touch, Alessa's gift has killed her last three chosen partners. The citizens are starting to worry, the clock is ticking, death is upon their doorstep and everyone is looking to Alessa to solve the problem. If not, there are those who would think to take matters into their own hands and eliminate the problem (i.e. Alessa herself).

After she's attacked by her own guards, Alessa doesn't know who to trust, so she hires outcast Dante as her new guard. As they prepare for the coming storm, it becomes apparent that there's more to Dante than meets the eye.

I'm typically a reader who doesn't read ARCs as far out as I did this one, but something about the description just spoke to me and what I was looking for at the moment to read.

First off, the chemistry between Alessa and Dante simply sparks off the page. They're not really adversarial with one another, but Dante is not taken in by Alessa's revered status and doesn't put much stick into her as a chosen one. This is a good thing because ultimately these are the ideals that have kinds of kept Alessa separate from other people. When she discovered she had been gifted with her powers, she immediately had to give up all family ties. Almost as though she's this sacred vessel untouched by humanity. Dante's presence in her life brings her back down to earth a bit and gives her that human connection that she's been without, and been wanting, for so long.

The pressure to succeed has also taken a toll upon Alessa. Being seen as a savior would cause anxiety in anyone, and it just further sets her apart from her contemporaries especially those with which she is supposed to be working in order to save the island. The loneliness she feels is palpable.

Once Dante and Alessa get together, you can see a markedly different side to her and you can almost feel some of the weight being taken off her shoulders. This allows her to be more comfortable around her remaining potential partners and the bond they begin to form with one another is the best kind of found family.

I just wish there was a bit more depth to the story. Everything seems to happen on a surface level. There was no real visceral, emotional reaction for me to the events in the story. Alessa begins forming friendships with her partners, but it falls just short of actually being meaningful. And the circumstances surrounding the upcoming siege upon the island didn't give me the dire, gut-wrenching feeling I was expecting because the story simply flew by.

Where Emily Thiede hands-down succeeds is with the relationship built between Dante and Alessa. I wanted to keep reading the story because I just wanted more of them. To see their banter and verbal sparring, to see them slowly begin to care for one another in a way neither can immediately define was perfection.

The rest of my quibbles I think will iron themselves out with the second book in the duology. This Vicious Grace gives readers quite the ride, but it's not over just yet, I think Emily Thiede has saved the best to come and I look forward to delving more into the mythology of everything in the next book.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  AmyM3317 | Jan 7, 2022 |
Es mostren totes 4
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

Pertany a aquestes sèries

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

Cap

"Riveting, passionate, and full of high stakes danger." --Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Thiede's exciting fantasy debut, This Vicious Grace, will keep readers turning the pages until the devastating conclusion and leave them primed for more! Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa's gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner's magic, not kill every suitor she touches. Now, with only weeks left until a hungry swarm of demons devours everything on her island home, Alessa is running out of time to find a partner and stop the invasion. When a powerful priest convinces the faithful that killing Alessa is the island's only hope, her own soldiers try to assassinate her. Desperate to survive, Alessa hires Dante, a cynical outcast marked as a killer, to become her personal bodyguard. But as rebellion explodes outside the gates, Dante's dark secrets may be the biggest betrayal. He holds the key to her survival and her heart, but is he the one person who can help her master her gift or destroy her once and for all? "Remixing all the best parts of a dark fantasy and a romantic comedy, This Vicious Grace is a wonderfully fun time from start to finish, with lush, complex worldbuilding, intensely relatable characters, and relationships that are easy to root for." --Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For The Wolf

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.2)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5
4 2
4.5
5 2

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 177,121,757 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible