The Gracekeepers

the gracekeepers

Title: The Gracekeepers
Author: Kirsty Logan
First Published: 2015
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars (average rating on Goodreads: 3.64)
I would recommend this book to you if: you like creative fantasy novels

The world is flooded by water. Very few can afford to live on land. We have North on a circus boat, performing with a bear and hiding a great secret. We have Callanish who lives alone as a gracekeeper. The two girls are drawn together as their lives pull them apart.

This is a beautiful and magical concept for a book. It’s in many ways a story unlike any others set in a creative world with great characters. I should have loved it, but it just never happened. I felt like I was missing something … like I was reading a sequel or my edition missed some pages. Though the setting was beautiful and interesting, it appeared blurred to me. I would have liked more descriptions, more details. I couldn’t help imagine what an author like J.K. Rowling could have done with a setting like this. Or Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus).

I quite liked the plot at first, but then it seemed to get a bit thin and the book ended before the story had really picked up. To top it off, I didn’t really care for the ending. I guess I had expected more from this one.

4 thoughts on “The Gracekeepers

  1. Øv at den ikke var lige så skøn, som du havde håbet. Det er en bog, jeg kraftigt overvejer at læse, for den lyder smuk og betagende, men jeg er samtidig også bange for, at jeg vil savne handling og fremdrift i historien, for det er der flere, der har kritiseret den for at mangle.

    1. Ja, men jeg tror alligevel, at det er en historie og et univers jeg vil huske i lang tid … den kan ikke andet end at sætte sit præg.

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