Hey everyone, welcome to another week and another TBR share. I don’t always have the time to read all the books I buy (and I but a lot), so TBR Monday gives me the chance to share a book I think is interesting. This week I’m sharing my thoughts on Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers.
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?
So this seems like it will have a strong, female main character ❤ Which I love in any book. Plus, being the handmaiden to Death seems pretty badass. I’m not sure if they mean her powers to be just physical abilities or some sort of supernatural powers that make her a good candidate to be an assassin. Either way, I think the story will be plenty interesting with the whole being sent to kill a person you’ve fallen in love with. I have a feeling she’ll end up not killing him (because it’s so predictable) but it’d be a cool twist to have her carry out the orders or find some other way to get around it.
As always, if you’ve read the book let me know what you thought about it. If you haven’t, does this make your TBR as well?