Monday, May 7, 2012

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Book: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1)
Author: Robin LaFevers
# of Pages: 549 (Hardcover)
Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads Summary
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?

My Thoughts: Ismae is the daughter of Death. She is sent to a convent where she learns the different arts of killing. A French spy is rumored to be in Brittany, and Ismae is assigned to seek him out. However, she does not expect to fall in love in the process.

This book was amazingly written. I really liked Ismae and Duval, and the mystery. I do wish we could have gotten to know more about Sister Serafina. It did drag a little, but overall this was a great read.

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