Mini Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

IMG_20190226_122132_585.jpgAuthor: Robin LaFever

Genre: YA Fantasy

Published by: Andersen Press

Publication date: 03/01/19

Pages: 496

My rating: ★★★★


I received a free review copy from Andersen Press in exchange for an honest review.


Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?

The His Fair Assassin trilogy has been reissued with gorgeous new covers, I was thrilled when I was asked to review them. I’m pretty late to the party with this series.I’d never heard of them before, though I was on the hunt for a new series with a badass female assassin and jumped at the chance to review these books. It’s a slow burner, I was far from disappointed, so it’s definitely worth sticking with.

I’m pretty late to the party with this series, I adored The first installment, I can’t believe I was missing out on it all this time! The book follows protagonist, Ismae. After escaping an arranged marriage with the aid of a priest and herbwitch, Ismae is taken to the Convent of St. Mortain, where they worship and serve the old gods. Trained in the arts of assassination, Ismae is sent back with Duval to spy, find those betraying their country and do Mortain’s bidding

I mentioned earlier that it was a slow burner. It never felt boring though, there was always something going on, court politics, betrayals, acts of treason and brewing romance. I love the writing and worldbuilding, I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. This one is definitely worth a read and is perfect for any fantasy fan!

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