: Grave Mercy
Author: Robin LaFevers
Release Date: 4/2012
From The Back: Escaping from the brutality of an arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Ismae finds sanctuary at the convent of St. Mortain. 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 be willing to take the lives of others. Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany where she finds herself woefully underprepared--for how can she deliver Death's vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
My Review: I have been meaning to sit down and finish reading this book for a while. I got it as an ARC, so the cover I had was different than the one I have above. But I must say, it is a stunningly gorgeous cover. I sat down to restart this book, expecting to read for a few hours and that would be it, that didn't happen. The language in Grave Mercy is beautiful, lyrical prose. The characters are so fluid and believable that I literally want to hug them all, or curtsey. I loved the character's dearly in this book, Esmae, Duval...Duval mostly, cuz he's just plain sexy. The romance which in entwined within the words, very carefully, and very well, made me so happy I could burst. Extremely well written.
I will definitely be waiting on the second.