Robin LaFevers has enchanted young readers with her Nathaniel Fludd: Beastologist and Theodosia series, which earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly. In Grave Mercy, LaFevers crafts a fantastical tale sure to win her a new fan base among young adults.
Escaping an arranged marriage, 17-year-old Ismae finds sanctuary in the St. Mortain convent, where the sisters worship the gods of old. There, Ismae learns that the God of Death has special plans for her—a destiny that will one day compel her to betray the man she loves.
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Captivating, Entertaining, Thought-provoking
Main character, Ismae. She is relatable (emotion-wise, not the whole assassin/ Death's daughter thing). She is so well written that her actions and thoughts seem like it could be anyone. She is torn between loyalties, and doesn't know who to trust, believe, etc. She doesn't know whether to trust her heart or her mind. Plus--she's a badass assassin who doesn't take anyone's crap!
Okay, the narrator was amazing! She did different accents, voices, and more. She was great!
Probably the tagline of the book: "Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?"
Definitely glad this popped up in my recommendations.
- Nissa M
Grave Mercy was absolutely OUTSTANDING!!! Author Robin LaFevers turned the concept of death into one hell of a story. A wonderful mix of fantasy, gods, assassins, royals and the game of thrones. I was enthralled from the very beginning to the end. The audio version made it all the better. Narrator Erin Moon was fantastic and she brought all the characters to life with a fervor that was unique to each individual. This pair worked great together. I am looking forward to experiencing more of Robin LaFevers and Erin Moon's work. AMAZING!!!!