Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Published: April 3rd 2012
By: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Source: Library
Summary (add on goodreads):
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?
My Review:
I'm giving Grave Mercy a 5 out of 5 feathers. The world Robin has created is new & enticing. I mean assassin NUNS.Yeah, you would think that wouldn't work but IT DOES! I loved that The main character,Ismae, was defiant, strong & was herself. From the begging she doesn't have it easy. I mean, if I was sold into marriage too I would be freaking out & plotting to escape even before the ceremony.
The begging captivated me & after that I could not stop reading. I read the whole thing in three days.This book is definitely something you don't see done in YA. I loved the whole concept of nuns who worshiped the God/saint of death. That just in itself made me going on to see what they would do next.
This story was thrilling & enchanting the characters were perfectly imperfect. I loved that they were troubled. There were parts that made me cry & you could feel the characters feelings as if they were your own. I LOVED Duval! He wasn't too arogant & I liked that when you got to know him, he did have a heart. I also liked that Ismae tried resisting her feelings for him & that he had to work to gain her trust & love. It made their scenes alone more natural & right.
The ending was bittersweet with the death of some beloved characters & the triumphs of others.There were some twists in the story were so cleverly made that I was actually caught off guard. I loved this book & I don't usually read historical YA books but this has definitely proved me wrong, u have to read it!
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Overall the story was great and UNIQUE! 5/5 Chicken feathers!You will not be disappointed.
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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting Book Strings. I'm glad you enjoyed the funnies. I liked this book as well and when you do finish it you will not be disappointed with the ending. The other books sound like they will be really good too.

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  2. Great review! I'm glad to hear you liked this book too. I loved it! :)

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

    PS New follower!

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  3. I GOT THIS FROM YOU lol. And yes. They WERE perfectly imperfect. And the entire time I was shouting "DONT KILL THEM. DONT!" Now you know you're responsible for that lol

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  4. Great review! I am really excited to get this book. I have been waiting to read it now for a while. I hate when they kill off characters that your like ):, but to me that is what makes the story that much better that it takes you by surprise. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. RIGHT?! I hate it when that happens but it does make the story much better and surprises I LOVE! Thanks for stopping by, MUCH <333 Ashley!

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    1. Thanks Jamie for checking it out! Much <33!

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  6. You said it. 5 out of 5, and if there were higher ratings I would keep on giving it stars. I loved this book. As long as it was, I was captivated from page 1 and never wavered. Beautiful, nerve-wrecking, intense, emotional, romantic. One of my favorites, and its sequel is there too!

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    1. LOL, I SO WOULD HAVE GIVEN IT x INFINITY! :O I LOVED IT TOO :P And yeah i was hooked from pg.1 too and i need book #2 right now XP Thanks for stopping by Jaime as always, much <33!

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  7. I have to read this soon! I have both Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph and I don't know why I have been putting them off because this book sounds awesome!

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    1. LOL, READ THEM LIKE NOW! I still need to read Dark Triumph but I SO LOVED GRAVE MERCY! And i hope u love it too! Thanks for stopping by Anastasia, much <33!

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