Renee began this Throwback Thursday meme at Its Book Talk as a way to share some of her old favorites as well as sharing books that she wants to read that were published over a year ago. Books that were published over a year ago are almost always easier to find at libraries or at a discounted sale price. As I have been sifting through my TBR list and purging those books that no longer hold my interest, I came across several from years past that I’d love to share with you!
Title: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Published: April 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.92
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?
I stumbled across this book while browsing Goodreads one day fairly recently and immediately wanted to read it. How had I not seen it before? It sounds right up my alley. Luckily, since it has been out for a few years, I was able to get it at a good price from ThriftBooks. There are a few books on my TBR before I get to Grave Mercy but I am genuinely excited about reading it. Fingers crossed that it lives up to expectations! Lately, I’ve been enthralled by books with women as assassins and that are up to general bad-assery. If you know of any books that fill that bill please let me know in the comments!
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