Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The blurb said "for fans of The Selection and Caraval" but it's more The Selection and Fight Club/Lord of the Flies/Beauty Queens/Hunger Games... and the mash-up is, in many ways, entirely predictable. Who the traitor really is won't surprise anyone, and I'm pretty sure I can guess/predict what will happen in Book Two.
That doesn't mean there isn't some good here: not every character is a stereotype. The world is somewhat thinly built, but perhaps we'll get more in the next volume? Teens will enjoy this no matter what because the girls/women are strong and the violence is unusual for this type of book.
ARC provided by publisher.