Book Review

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

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His Fair Assassian
Robin LaFevers
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
April 3rd 2012

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

This book is weirdly different then any other books I have read. It is unique and very imaginative.I loved the concept and the idea of this book.

I have to admit that it actually took me some time to get into the book which is why I got the 4 stars. I couldn’t quite connect at the beginning and I was bored and just couldn’t read but I stuck with it and I am glad I did because I loved it.

The choices the main character makes kept me hooked. The choice at the beginning was intriguing. I mean yes if she hadn’t had said yes then there wouldn’t be a book, but it just made me think what if? What if she made completely different choices throughout?

After you get through the boring bits of the book it is very fast paced and enjoyable. I can’t wait to see what the next one holds.

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