February 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday # 86 - Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers

Waiting on Wednesday
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
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?
April 3rd 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

I just love this cover and I really like a protagonist who can take care of herself. But, I'm not sure about the romance...I guess I will have to read it and see :)

9 comments:

  1. I looove the cover as well, it's gorgeous! :) I hope you'll like it when it comes out :) Nice pick!

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    Vicky
    Books, Biscuits & Tea

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  2. This is the second time I've seen this book featured! Great choice! This is new to me, but it sounds great. I like historical fiction books with a slight paranormal twist.

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  3. OoOo another good one. This one is on my list as well!
    -Shellie
    Creative Reads

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  4. :) Grave Mercy looks pretty awesome! :)

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  5. I love the sound of this. The cover is pretty gorgeous and the premise of the novel sounds quite unique. Would be interesting to see who this so-called target is. Great choice Gaby!

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  6. This one looks really good! Great pick :)

    Here's my WoW!

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  7. That's so funny! I had the same book as my WoW! haha! I wanna read it too!:)

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  8. Grave Mercy is the first book in the His Fair Assassin trilogy, but it reads like a standalone. The next book will take place in the same setting, but will focus on a different girl and the final book on a third girl. I can't recommend Grave Mercy highly enough! I am so, so happy there will be more books in this fantastically wonderful new series.

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