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The Grateful Boys by Françoise DuMaurier
Publication Date: October 1st 2019
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When seventeen-year-old Hailey’s multi-racial, single parent family migrate to the tiny rural town of Corpus, Georgia (population 700), she would rather have moved anywhere but there.

That is, until she spots him. Mysterious definitely, perhaps even supernatural. Where Hailey is awe-struck by the young man of her dreams, her little brother, Mason, sees a soulless creature of the night, a half-man who may be responsible for a series of grisly murders across the southern gothic town.

Antwan Zeddman, the town’s first African-American Sheriff, must enforce a curfew in Corpus to ensure the safety of the townsfolk. He must contend with sightings of hellish winged beasts and investigate the slaying of an innocent young couple traveling through town. There is a growing sense of racial unrest. Hailey will find herself caught between her family, the residents of Corpus, and the vampire she’s falling in love with.

The Grateful Boys is an otherworldly Young Adult novel which explores the challenges of growing up mixed raced in the southern states of America, and the troubles of a young woman coming of age in a town full of danger and temptation.


About the Author:

Françoise DuMaurier is a Special Education Case Worker who works out of a small town in rural Georgia which inspired the Southern Gothic setting of The Grateful Boys. To get to work, DuMaurier passes through miles and miles of farms, as far as the eye can see. Before entering education, DuMaurier attended the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design where he studied visual art and creative writing. Having worked with an array of students along with his own experiences, DuMaurier is uniquely suited to provide a wry voice that encapsulates #ownvoices fiction.

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There’s a very eerie vibe around Corpus, Georgia. It is usually a very sleepy and quiet town that likes to keep to itself. Nobody ever moves to Corpus, you’re either born there and move as far away as possible after high school or you’re born there and you never leave. When unexplainable things start to happen, the townsfolk want to know what is causing the break-ins and deaths and they want to put a stop to whoever or whatever is disturbing their town. I really did enjoy this #ownvoices read and how it took a different spin on Vampires. It took me a little while (about halfway into the book) to really get into it and somewhat understand what was going on. I think this book does a great job of going into the world of Vampires. It is definitely not your Twilight type of book and a great new take on the vampire mythos for me. I really enjoyed that aspect. It was detailed and you understood what their world was about.  The two things I didn’t like about this book was that it was in the third person and that it had four or more perspectives. I got quite confused about whose perspective we were on early in the book and I had to go back and re-read some parts to make sure I understood who was talking. Other than that, it was overall a good book once I got past the tough first part. I would have preferred it being an alternating perspective per chapter. It definitely gave me Stranger Things vibes throughout the entire book and it’s a perfect read for Fall. Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½ stars!

I received this eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Tour Schedule

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Monday 30th September

Rambling Mads

Tuesday 1st October

Curvy Constellation

Wednesday 2nd October

Book Bite Reviews

Thursday 3rd October

Jazzy Book Reviews

Friday 4th October

Paperback Princess

Saturday 5th October

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Sunday 6th October

Meghs’ Bookshelf

Monday 7th October

The Bookworm Diaries

Tuesday 8th October 

The Eclectic Review

Wednesday 9th October

Amy’s Bookish Life

Thursday 10th October

Velvet Reads Books

Friday 11th October

Fantastic Book Dragon

Saturday 12th October

Luna’s Little Library

Sunday 13th October

Book Read 2day

Monday 14th October

Travel in Retrospect

Tuesday 15th October

Heavenly Good Books

Wednesday 16th October

Belle and the Novel

Thursday 17th October


Friday 18th October

Elf Councillor

Saturday 19th October

Book Hooked Nook

Sunday 20th October

Big Book Little Book

Monday 21st October

The Book Moo

Tuesday 22nd October

Donna’s Book Blog

Wednesday 23rd October

MiniMac Reviews

Thursday 24th October

Splashes into Books

Friday 25th October

Dash Fan Book Reviews

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