State of Grace review ô 103

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State of Grace review ô 103 Ñ Ever since she was created Wren has lived in an idyllic garden with her friends Wren's deity Dot ensures the trees are laden with fruit and the water in the lagoon is crystal clear Wren and her friends have everything they could possibly need right there in Dot's ParadiseIf only Wren could stop the strange disturbing visionEver since she was created Wren has lived in an idyllic garden with her friends Wren's deity Dot ensures the trees are laden with fruit and the water in the lagoon is crystal clear Wren and her friends have everything they could possibly need right there in Dot's ParadiseIf only Wren could stop the strange disturbing visions she's started having Do these vision. of Grace has broken the mould of what could be considered a new genre in Utopian Similar to a teen cult the community believes in a high power that they thank each day for their creation and for creating the world around them They follow the Books according to the Messiah and only use positive words of affirmation which is where I drew comparisons to a cult community It was eerie one hundred teens all living in harmony being promiscuous and living life without responsibility Their only chores are to pick one bag of New Fruit per day the forbidden fruit in which they cannot eat and to visit the temple to speak to their creator a God type figure that no one had ever seen Their society is a playground but those who doubt are punished accordingly through self appointed leader GilI found the scenario disturbing These teens were not only brainwashed but completely delusional and it made for a compelling read Blaze has always known that the Eden type community isn't genuine and sees the same confusion in Wren's eyes But they are taught that non believers won't be escorted to a heaven type afterlife which keeps the weak and willing in line It's deliciously frustrating I found myself emotionally invested in this fraudulent Utopia it's characters and was manically turning the pages eager to see where the storyline would take meI interpreted aspects of their man made society as similar to followers of religion of course in varying degrees Living and making life choices to that of the teachings of their respective Holy Book Although these teens are fanatical I found the similarities really interesting and worthy of discussion The world building was incredible it painted a vivid picture of the cultured oasis and at times and I almost felt like a voyeur intruding on their paradise It did leave me with unanswered uestions as I found it difficult to believe that from the one hundred teens only Wren and Blaze uestioned their world They never contemplated what could be beyond the FringeI thoroughly enjoyed it It was uniue not to mention incredibly creepy If you want to read something out of the ordinary you won't be disappointed

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S make her less worthy of Dot's love And what does Blaze the most beautiful and mysterious of Dot's creations know about what's going on in Wren's headWren is desperate to feel Dot's love just like everyone else But that's harder than ever when a creation she's never met before arrives in the garden He claims to be from outside and brings with him words and ide. 355 Although it had a great plot twist at the end the actual ending could've been better A uick read for anyone wanting something a bit different

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State of GraceAs that make Wren's brain hurtGradually Wren and Blaze uncover the truth they're part of a clinical trial of an ominous drug called Grace And as she deals with this disturbing knowledge Wren confronts a horrific secret from her past Now she must decide whether to return to the comforting delusion of faith or fight for the right to face the very ugly truth See a. The beginning of this book is a trying thing If I read the word 'Dot' in any form one time I was going to scream Instead of an utterly perfect paradise I think I would have just gone mad instead haha Finally though the story begins to pick up and we find out about Wren the main character We get information on Dot eventually as well and it was similar to the ideas I had when I first started There are a few plot points that are entirely too convenient but on the whole the story comes together for a plausible story lineI was firstly attracted to this book from the cover; the bright almost cartoonish flowers are I suppose a reference to the Eden created in this book Secondly the author's last name is Badger which I think is just an awesome last name I actually bought this when it first came out but left it on my to read for ages as I do until a few days ago when the cover caught my interest again Having read a number of YA books that deal in similar type settings and subject matters I felt like this one holds it's own without being spectacular It was good but not great and the difference for me between three or giving it stars Except for the use of the word Dot the writing is crisp and at points poetic No complaints thereI would add there is a uote on the back calling this powerful and creepy At no point is it creepy That is allOverall a solid book in the YA dystopian type style I'm surprised since it's been out for a while that it doesn't have reviews If it's sitting on your to read pile too give it a go You might enjoy it even than I did