Current Giveaways

No current giveaways

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [22]: Grave Mercy

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

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?

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?
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 :)


  1. This book looks amazing, I can't wait to read it!! Wow, 560 pages is alot! Let's just hope those pages are filled with awesomeness! :)

  2. That's a lot! Although if I think about it, some Marian Keyes books I've read last year were like 640 pages long and I managed to read them in a few days so it's not necessarily a bad thing. :) It sounds like a great read!

    My Wow pick for this week

  3. Hey guys! I have this book on my TBR list already. It's a great pick!!

    My Wow is here .

  4. Thanks for sharing. This sounds like an interesting book. I agree that 560 pages is LONG!
    Waiting For Wentworth

  5. The whole black and red cover is starting to get to me lately... But aside from that? This one sounds really good! I haven't read a LONG book in awhile (aside from Stephen King... LOL!)

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  6. From the moment I saw this book all I could think was "badass" And Yay! It comes out just in time for my b-day ^__^
    My WoW
    Check out my Giveaway! (You could win one of seven Series Packs)

  7. i am in LOVE with this cover. it is SO BEAUTIFUL. Plus the synopsis is so awesome , but wow 560 pages? hoping its 560 pages of good stuff :D

    - juhina

    1. Love this cover! So pretty. Sounds like an interesting story.

      My WOW:


  8. This cover is stellar!!! It seems pretty interesting great pick.
    You can check out my Waiting on Wednesday here.

    Dreaming In The Pages ⅼ Enter My Giveaway

  9. Oooh ... I haven't seen this one yet. LOVE the cover, LOVE the premise. I'm totally sold.

    Here's my WWW post.

  10. I was lucky to get an ARC of that and it's really really good!! Nun assassins are intense!

    Giselle @
    Waiting on Wednesday

  11. Assassin nuns, eh? Sounds interesting/possibly fabulous/a little crazy. Nice pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW post here.

  12. Cant wait to read this too!! Awesome pick Anna

  13. Oh wow, this one sounds amazing, perfect for me. I really like strong protagonists hehe

  14. Great pick Anna! It looks very interesting! :) ;)

  15. An assassin for Death???? Sign me up! (To read this, not to be an assassin LOL!) This book sounds SO COOL, Anna! :) And I'm all for girl power so the fact that there's a girl in a dress on the cover with a huge GUN makes me even more excited to read this!

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Anna-twin! <3 I can't wait for this book now too! :)

  16. I love this cover it is so epic looking!
    New Follower!

    Check out my WOW:

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This was my pick last week. I'm super excited for this one. Happy Reading!

    Becky @ L'amour Books

  18. I've enjoyed the author's middle grade books very much...this one sounds great!

  19. I love mythology. I love the cover. And I think I am going to love the book. My reading pile has been getting to big to handle ever since I started my blog and yet I can't bring myself regret it.

  20. YES YES YES. I MUST have this one! Great pick!

  21. Nice pick! I've been seeing your tweets about this one. The synopsis sounds like tons of fun. I hope your able to squeeze it into your schedule.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  22. Omg, I've never heard of this one but it TOTALLY sounds like something I would most definitely enjoy! :) Right when you said, "'s long." I did a double take! It's not LONG! By the time you get to the end, you'll be dying for more, lol!

    I'm SO adding it to my tbr pile stat! Thanks for bringing this book to my attention, Anna!

  23. This comment has been removed by the author.

  24. Ooo, any heroine wearing a red fur-lined dress and holding a crossbow is a character worth getting to know.

    Anna, thank for stopping by my WOW

  25. Oh, seems like an great book :D Awesome pick ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  26. This looks like a good one as well. Can't wait for it to come out. We have so many great books coming out this year!

  27. Great pick! This book sounds awesome and is already on my list. I love the cover, she looks like she is going to make a great protagonist.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

  28. Great pick, Anna! I can't wait to read this one myself. :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton


I read and enjoy all comments that are posted. Unfortunately, I may not have the time to respond. If I do respond, it will be through visiting your blog. If you ask a question, I will try to reply to it here so check back!

As of October 2011 this is an award free blog!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


According to FTC guidelines I must point out that all of the books that I review on my blog were either purchased by me or were given to me by the author/publisher. All words and opinions expressed are my own and I do not receive any monetary goods for writing reviews. I will state in my review which books I have received for review and which books I have purchased/borrowed. All images and synopsis are taken from unless otherwise stated.
Blog Template by In Between Design Studio