Saturday, October 21, 2017

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Pages: 484
Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository

Trained as an assassin by the god of death, Ismae is sent to the court of Brittany, where she finds herself underprepared- not only for the 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 feel like recently I've read a lot of amazing books that have become my favourites. First 'Lola and the Boy Next Door', then 'The Night Circus', and now this. So today I've decided to share with you the top five reasons why I loved this book. And begin!

  1. Killer Nuns: Need I say more? This book literally revolves around a group of nuns who train young girls to become deadly assassins, trained in almost any skill you could think of.
  2. Actual Assassinations: So I've been disappointed by assassin books before because there was barely any assassinating, but this book was full of assassination. Okay, Ismae was a little crazy and wanted to kill every man who disrespected her, but after the childhood she had can you blame her?
  3. The political aspect: This book focuses quite heavily on the politics that are occurring throughout the story, but you can expect that when Ismae is placed into the heart of the court. As a history lover the details of the court and the way it ran was a major turn-on for me, but I can understand that some people might not want to sit through long explains of current politics.
  4. The characters: I could talk forever about how much I loved each and everyone of the characters, but I'm not going to bore you like that. Each character had the chance to grow and improve, each character had a time to fight, and each character stood up for what they believed in. Even the side characters felt important and developed, instead of hidden away.
  5. The ending: Naturally I'm not going to spoil the ending, but holy cheeseballs was it intense. When I finished this book I just had to stop everything for a few minutes to think about it, because it was so well written.
There you have it: my five reasons why people should read this book. Of course I could go on into the finer details but I'll that for you to discover. My only recommendation is that you don't read this book if you don't like reading about historical politics as that is the main focus of this book!

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