The Color of Grace
By Linda Kage
Whiskey Creek Press, 333 pages
1st August, 2012
Source: Provided by author for the blog tour and my review.
When my mother remarried after thirteen years of being a widow, I had to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. Suddenly thrust into an entirely different kind of life, I just wanted to go home. I didn’t want to meet new people, didn’t want to leave my old friends, didn’t want to become a third wheel to my mom and her husband….and I really didn’t want to see Ryder Yates again. Ugh, I still don’t know why I turned down that too-good-to-be-true boy who flirted with me when we were attending separate schools.
But honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was worse.
Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?
- Goodreads.com description
Grace's mother remarried and she had to move to the school next to her town. Things weren't so bad at first. She got a new dad. The kids at her new school accepted her quickly.
Grace's mother remarried and she had to move to the school next to her town. Things weren't so bad at first. She got a new dad. The kids at her new school accepted her quickly. She got the school’s heartthrob’s eyes on her. And she got invited to a party when she was just one week in her new school. Nothing can go wrong right? Think again.
- Ryder Yates is definitely a fictional character. I mean, let’s list up what Grace and I know about him.
- He has GORGEOUS green eyes.
- He’s filthy rich.He has a TWO LEVEL bedroom that consists of EVERYTHING.
- He is spoiled with wealth. Period.
- Yet. He’s the nicest, most humble guy in the A-List clique and probably, in the whole school.
So, he’s definitely a fictional character, which, he unfortunately is. :P But it’s nice to see Ryder in the book. It’s… refreshing somehow. Kage didn’t go and made him into I’m-hot-and-I-know-it type of guy—which is everywhere now in YA.
Anyway, Grace belongs in the nerd herd. So, when she was in the A-Listers, it was new to her. I love Grace. She was really likeable in the book. One of her teachers(I can’t remember if it’s Art or Lit) assigned her students into determining what is their color. Grace took the assignment seriously and I love how she describes her colors. Here’s one:
‘I float in a confused purple haze. Hot red mixed with cold blue, leaving me swirling somewhere in the mystical in-between. Too much uncertainty. Too much doubt. They say purple I supposed to be all about good judgement and spiritual satisfication. Therefore, I seriously doubt I’m purple.’ – page 155 of ARC.
Linda grew up on a dairy farm in Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, toddler daughter, and their nine cuckoo clocks. She works a day job in the acquisitions department of a university library and feels her life has been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part of her world, and she's thrilled to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.