Mortal Heart, the final installment in the His Fair Assassins series is HERE!!
Book Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Title & Author: Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin Trilogy) by Robin LaFevers
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy – Historical Fiction
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Series: His Fair Assassin #3
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
How I Got the Book: ARC via the publisher
She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn’t mean she has…”
Conclusion to His Fair Assassin Series
One of the things I love most about this series is that each book brings new life and intrigue. I love hearing a new voice and perspective, and I was particularly excited to read Annith’s in Mortal Heart.
It was a little odd at first – you know from the description that Annith escapes the convent to make her own way in the world. So you’d think that happens right away in the story, but it actually takes about 50 pages to happen. Which is a lot of pages when you’re waiting for the action to happen.
But, once Annith is on her own, the story is true magic. There’s a lot of traveling in this book (complete with a map), and I found it refreshing and fun.
Even though there’s so much going on and new characters and different voices, LaFevers always manages to add cohesion. All her books are synced with rich historical details and leading ladies who are just everything.
The romance in this story has to be one of my favorites, too. It was all forbidden love on an epic scale. It was sweet and sexy all at the same time. LOVE.
Plus, there are TWISTS in this book, you guys. MAJOR ONES. And, they’re really, really good. Like, holy wow good. I love being surprised and delighted, and Mortal Heart brought it in spades.
And as another bonus, we get to see both of the previous heroines again and a lot of loose ends are tied up with their stories. Cuz we NEED closure, please.
Aside from the slow start, my only other slight comment about the book is that the ending didn’t really “bang.” It sort of closed softly, and I was expecting more of an in your face explosion of all the things coming to a close. It wasn’t a bad ending, it just didn’t pack the punch I was hoping for.
The His Fair Assassin series has been such a ride. I knew from the first book that I loved LaFevers writing style, rich with historical flair and lovable heroines. This final book did an amazing job of wrapping up all the stories, and I think Annith is my favorite leading lady yet. Mortal Heart is the conclusion you’ve been waiting for, and it does NOT disappoint – get ready for the awesome.