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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Expected Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page Count: 560 pages
Pre-order from Amazon: Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)
Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?Why I Can't Wait: I admit, this book is long, but it looks awesome! A story about a girl who becomes an assassin for Death?! I mean, of course she falls in love with some guy she's supposed to kill, but that's the fun of it right?! Also, despite the fact that the Mistress of the Red Dress is back on a cover, I'm enjoying it :)
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?