Friday, March 20, 2015

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers


Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers


Page Count: 549 pages
Published on: April 3rd 2012 
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Source: School library book
Genre(s): historical fiction, young-adult, romance, paranormal, fantasy

Goodreads link: [click here]

Buy it here: B&N // BD // Amazon 


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Goodreads synopsis:

     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?

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Hey guys!


This week has been so busy! This week my high school hosted a music festival and because of that, I had barely any time to read! But I finished Grave Mercy yesterday and I loved it! It's as if Robin LaFevers wrote a story with all the cool elements! 

Grave Mercy consisted of:
  • History
  • Romance
  • Magic/A Godly influence
  • Assassins
  • A young duchess who's duchy is in trouble


     THIS BOOK WAS SO HARD TO PUT DOWN! I hated that I couldn't read it this week haha but the festival was so fun. I really can't find anything I didn't like...honestly I thought this book was really perfectly written. The romance was really sweet, and I didn't feel like it was too rushed and the way Ismae and Duval talk to each other is so..I want to say posh, but the way they speak to each other is just the way the people talked to each other in the 1400s. I also loved how Ismae's character developed by the end and how she realized her full potential as a Daughter of Mortain. I would also love to read a novella of maybe part of Grave Mercy in Duval's POV. 

     I cannot wait to read Dark Triumph and Mortal Heart! From what I hear on BookTube, Dark Triumph is in Sybella and Mortal Heart is about Annith.

Anyway! If you love historical fiction and fantasy you will love Grave Mercy!

If you love __#__ you will love Grave Mercy:
  1. The Girl Of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  2. Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  4. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  5. Alanna:The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
  6. Defy by Sara B. Larson* (*link to my review)
Enjoy guys!

Until later!
Olivia
~livthebooknerd~