Wednesday, October 10, 2012

REVIEW: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

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?

So when I heard that this book was about assassin nuns... This is what I was like:
It just sounded so ironic that I just had to read it!
I have no idea what exactly was going through my mind but for some reason when I heard "Assassin Nuns" I imagined a bunch of nuns with shades on carrying a gun and possibly also a briefcase.
This book takes place in the 1400's so...
-No shades
-No guns
-No briefcase
So what exactly is this book about?
Our main character, Ismae, has just been put into an arranged marriage that has an unmentionable outcome but is rescued and taken into the convent of St. Mortain (The god of death). She is trained at how to kill a man in a variety of different ways so that she can carry out the work of Mortain and kill those that are "marked" by him. Shortly after finishing her training, Ismae is sent to the center of Brittany after rumor of betrayals to the duchess. Her job? Get rid of the betrayer.
This book was actually very interesting! Although it did start out slow and get a little bit confusing/annoying every now and then. IT WAS AMAZING!
My suggestion? Try reading it!
A word of CAUTION: This book is a BRICK! It's over 500 pages long! But please do not let that scare you!

I hereby give this book
4 Wheels!
Meaning: This book was Amazing!

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