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This Vicious Grace

By Emily Thiede
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"One of the best fantasies of the year." - Buzzfeed

"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, the first in The Last Finestra duology, 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?

118 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“I really enjoyed this one. Just unique world and It was unpredictable. Only thing that could’ve made it better was more of Dante and Alessa.”
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Starts off slow but the characters really capture me and I feel it ends on a punch in the gut. I loved it! Started on a Saturday and finished it late Monday! Definitely a good read.”
Colorful personalitiesLikable charactersWitty banterAction-packedRomanticMagical setting
“Another new favourite on my shelf! The story takes place in an apocalyptic-type world where Alessa, a girl with a god given gift, is the only thing standing between her people and the end of the world via demon invasion. The problem is, her gift also has a habit of killing people she touches which means she hasn’t made many friends. However, a chance encounter with a rugged street fighter changes everything, setting her down a whole new path that ends up turning everything she knows upside down. I got this book as part of a monthly book box so didn’t know what to expect but it was so good! The story felt so original and it was a pleasure to get completely absorbed in it for the last week. It had a bit of everything I love: spicy banter, fantasy world building, dark humour, and some good twists. The romance was definitely a highlight as well with just the right amount of slow burn and fiery chemistry. I was pretty disappointed to finish it on a cliff-hanger only to realize the second book isn’t out yet…Something to look forward to next year I guess!”
“I loved this! For me, this was a true Romantasy read! Heavy on the romance, true high fantasy elements, and an engaging plot! So we’ll done!”

About Emily Thiede

EMILY THIEDE spent her childhood daydreaming and reading in trees. A former public school teacher, she serves on the board of Writer House, a local writing nonprofit, and has mentored aspiring writers through the Pitch Wars mentorship program. Emily enjoys fostering rescue kittens and getting lost in the woods of central Virginia, where she lives with her family. She is the author of This Vicious Grace and This Cursed Light. Find her across social media and at ekthiede.com.

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