“Recommend A…” is a weekly meme, posted every Monday, hosted over on Chick Loves Lit. It’s a quick, fun and unique way to recommend a book that you love!
Recommend A…First Book in a Series!
My choice this week is Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
The book follows Ismae, a desperate girl who has just been sold to an abusive man by her cruel father. When her new husband sees the mark on her back from poison her mother took to attempt to abort her in the womb he becomes enraged, knowing that she is marked by Death himself. He immediately goes to find a priest to “cleanse” her and she manages to escape with some help to St. Mortain’s convent. However, this is no ordinary convent; the sisters here are trained to become assassins for Mortain, the Saint of Death. They are taught everything they need to know to become Death’s handmaidens and deliver vengeance to those who put Brittany in danger. Ismae does her job thoroughly and soon crosses the path of Duval and as their plans become intertwined they learn what it takes to trust and come to understand that the price of honor isn’t as easy as they thought.
This one might be cheating a teeny bit since technically the His Fair Assassin “series” is really going to be companion novels instead of a series of continuations but it’s still one of my favorite books EVER and it’s ridiculously amazing, so go read it right now.
Grave Mercy looks so good! Like really good. It’s sitting on my shelf right now and I’m so anxious to get to it.
Thanks for the recommendation!
I love this book so much! It was my very first historical fiction book ever. It DOES count as historical fiction, right? Well, at any rate, it was the first “historical” book I read – and I read it all in one sitting. I gobbled it up. I cannot wait until the next book comes out. Although with companion series, like this one, I do often miss the continuation of the story. I want to know what will happen next with the next people, but I will miss having as much of Duval and Ismae around. Cause I REALLY GOT INTO THEM.
And GAH what a cover. Love it. Great choice.
Naturally! Book of the day?
I’ll have to request this one from the library, it looks really good. 🙂
I can’t wait to read this book! It sounds so interesting and I love historical fantasy!