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Waiting on Wednesday: Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers

Convent + assassins + adventure = Grave Mercy. It sounds weird enough to be awesome!

Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers

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?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Teddybrgrrl

    This one looks so good! I’ve seen it around and now I’m tempted to pick it up when it comes out. Great pick1

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  • Boroughofbooks

    This sunds pretty damn awesome 🙂 thanks for the heads up!

  • Nea Barabea

    my mum is really into historical fiction those days 🙂 I haven’t picked up any yet 🙂 Maybe in 2012 I should reconsider 🙂 Thanks for sharing and happy holidays Lisa!!

  • This sounds really interesting. I’ll have to add it to my tbr.

  • Melissa Hayden

    Oh a new one! 🙂 Do hope you get and enjoy it. 🙂 Thank you for sharing it.

  • river simons

    This book grabs you from the beginning and take you on an incredible
    journey. I couldn’t put this book down!! I loved the character
    development, and really, who wouldn’t want to be an assassin if they had
    the chance?! This story was well told and had some very interesting
    characters. It is worth the read.

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  • Rita Johnston

    I really like the premise of this book. I’m a big fan of historical
    fiction, so this was right up my alley. The character development was
    done well and the plot moved at a good pace. Would definitely recommend

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