Thursday, March 8, 2012

Review: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1)

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1)
Robin LaFevers
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish date: April 3rd, 2012
Amazon | Goodreads
I received an advanced digital copy of this book for my review. This is my honest opinion. 

This book was awesome! I highly recommend picking it up!

It felt more like an adult novel than a YA book. It was really well written, and there were no cheesy teenage cliches to be seen! Thank goodness.

I loved how original this plot was. I've never read anything quite like it! I loved the idea that there are these women who are born to do the god of Death's bidding. It's kind of dark and so different.

The characters were great, too!I loved the main character, Ismae. Such a pretty name, no? She had such an amazing journey in the story. It's difficult to talk about her and not give away the plot, so all I'll say is that I really enjoyed watching the way she developed throughout the book.

It did get a bit detailed in the middle (versus lots of action), but I didn't mind that at all. I think it gave the book a good, unpredictable mystery to try to figure out.

I was looking around for a really great read, and Grave Mercy totally came through. It's part of a series, but was completely satisfying all on its own. Although, I don't see how I could pass up reading the second book when it comes out with the awesome world that LaFevers has created!

Pick this one up; You won't regret it.


  1. Yay for character development and a lack of teenage angst!


  2. Thanks Lisa! Feels good to be back and have a review up! :) Plus, I always love seeing you.

  3. Oh I miss reading your reviews! Love the review!

  4. Jen, you're back!! Yay! :D

    Glad to hear you enjoyed this one! I'll be reading it sometime in the next few weeks and I can't wait! I haven't seen a bad review of Grave Mercy yet! Oh, and I love series books that are strong enough to also stand on their own. Such good news!

  5. Jennifer!!!!!! Hi.
    Wasn't this book just freakin' amazing?! Really glad you liked it.


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