Thursday, May 03, 2012

Book Review:Grave Mercy by R.L LaFevers

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

 "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?

 My Review:

I always love a story with a tough heroine who does not act all damsel in distress and rely on their true love to rescue them.R.L. LaFevers did a great job in portraying my ideal story book heroine. She portrayed Ismae as a girl with a strong personality and impressive skills, but in the end,one with a tender heart like every other female in this world which reveals itself as she starts spending more and more time with Duval.Her mental strength was what really impressed me the most. She never let her father have the satisfaction in ruining her life.In fact, the correct statement here would be that the author created what the ideal daughter of death would be like.Vengeful and skilled in the arts of death.

Perfect soundtrack for the story:
Sweet Sacrifice by Evanescence 

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  1. How did you feel about the Death Nuns? I really like the one that taught her about poisons but, the headmistress could have been different

    1. Agreed.But I really didn't pay much attention to them.I was more focused on the action before me. LoL. :D

  2. This is another one of those books that I have not got around to reading yet... idk why.
    It sounds really good!
    Thanks for your review Nobonita! Ismae seems to be a strong female lead character.
    I'm sure I will enjoy this one when I read it!

  3. Great review! Thank goodness that there's no instalove, haha. Too many books have that now. Definitely need to get this one!


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