The Grace Year
by Kim Liggett
In Garner County, girls are banished during their sixteenth year in order to release their magic into the wild so they can return as purified women ready for marriage. Tierney James dreams of a time when women and friends are not pitted against each other, and she soon realizes that not everyone makes it home alive from the grace year. The greatest threat may not be the poachers in the woods or the brutal elements, but the girls against each other.