Feb 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #2

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight an upcoming release that you're eagerly anticipating.

Here's what I am waiting.

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by R.L. LaFevers
Pub Date: April 3rd 2012

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?


When I first saw this book I fell in love with the cover. It's so pretty, it gets my hopes up for the book. Reading the blurb didn't dissapoint either. It's kind YA historical fiction, I feel like this is all I need to say!

So what are you waiting this Wednesday?


  1. I´m looking forward to read this book.
    great pick!!
    My WOW

  2. I have so many books to read in the nearest future, and Grave Mercy is definitely one of them. I'm happy to have it for review! :)

    Here's my WoW. ♥

  3. I'm looking forward to this book too. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-12-goddess.html

  4. Ismae is one of the most interesting characters ever. She is both strong and vulnerable. She is loyal but also skeptical because when it comes to taking a man's life, you want to be sure he is guilty. Your heart aches for her as we witness a fraction of what she went through most of her life. Then when she is taken in and taught to fight back, you can't help but feel elated. She finally gets to have a meaning, a purpose in life that she loves. But when she is ordered to watch over the Duchess of Brittany, Ismae finds herself ill-prepared for the extent of court intrigue and betrayal she finds herself involved in. And the worst part is that she begins to have true feelings for the people around her. Watching her struggle to trust, kill, and manipulate made this a fascinating read. Her internal struggles to stay true to her god's will but also stay true to her inner voice made me care for her even more.