Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Grave Mercy

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?

For some reason I've really been drawn to books about girls who are involved with gods of death lately (like Croak and Undeadly which were my WOW choices a couple of weeks ago). Am I being morbid? Or do you guys find yourselves being drawn to these kinds of stories too? Anyways, this one sounds like it could be really fascinating if it is well written! Apparently it is going to be a series so I'm interested to see what direction the author might be taking. An added bonus is that the cover is gorgeous! I love the colours they used in it! Grave Mercy is set to hit shelves on April 3rd, so keep your eyes peeled! I'll definitely being looking forward to reading some blogger reviews on this one!


Kristan said...

This book sounds great! I haven't read a lot of historical fiction in awhile, but they're like hidden gems. Always a favorite of mine. Great choice!

Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

Chelsey said...

Totally NOT morbid! I love all these dark recommendations! This one looks fantastic. Consider it added to the to be read =D!

Heather@The Flyleaf Review said...

This book looks AWESOME (had to use all caps for this)13th Century female assassin who is the consort of Death? Sold! Great pick:)

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Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

Ahh, I am so excited for this one! The cover is gorgeous and it sounds amazing! Great pick!!

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Jessica said...

This one looks great! I love the cover! Great pick :)

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A Beautiful Madness said...

This sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it. Great pick!
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Ikhlas said...

Sounds great! The part that intrigues me is the part about her coming an, that's my weird fascination.

Can't wait!

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