Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers review
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?................................................................................................................
This is the first book out of three from Robin LaFevers and I truly loved it. It's a mixture of fantasy, romance and intrigues. What I liked the most was the time it played in. I really like fantasy novels that are in a complete different century. This story took place in the 15th century in Brittany, which was very interesting to read. There are lots of intrigues by people in the story you haven't thought of and more than once you will have to read a page two times because you can't believe what it says.
The romantic part is well written so it doesn't sound cheesy at all.(As you may know this I'm not a particular lover of cheesy books ...sorry) The main character Ismae is a very mentally strong girl and she really start to grow on you. She transitions into an independent women who can take care of herself and who doesn't need to be taken care of.
Til the end there's a breathtaking story which I enjoyed and it was a pleasure to witness every moment of it.If you like books that are a mixture of history,romance and fantasy then this is the right story for you. I definitely look forward to reading the following books in this triology. But I must warn you: the three books are all in three different point of views of different girls in the convent who go on different journeys. So the following book isn't really attached to the story of this book. It will have elements of the old story but it's not 'the same'. With that being said I'm giving it 4.5 out of 5 cupcakes.
See you next time lovelies and comment what you liked about this review.