Convent + assassins + adventure = Grave Mercy. It sounds weird enough to be awesome!
Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
Title & Author: Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
Genre: YA- Fantasy & Historical Fiction
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Description: “‘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?”
Why I’m Stoked: Grave Mercy combines some really odd elements, like a convent with assassins! I love unusual things like that being paired up and think the storyline can support them. Plus, who can say no to court intrigue and stolen hearts? Not me, that’s for sure!
What books are you waiting on in 2012? Any historical fiction books like Grave Mercy?