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Shelf Control #2 | Grave Mercy

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Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers… read more on Bookshelf Fantasies


Title: Grave Mercy
Author: Robin LaFevers
Series: His Fair Assassins Trilogy
Pages: 550
Published On: April 3rd 2012
Published By: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Source: Won a Giveaway
Date: Fall, 2013
Purchased From: Hastings Entertainment

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 Do I Want to Read It?

I had wanted to read this book for over a year when I won it in a giveaway and, as you can tell, as much as I wanted to read it, I haven’t yet. Oops.

Since winning this book I have managed to find the rest of the trilogy in used bookstores, paying five to ten dollars to finish my collection… now if only I could manage to read them.



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