Grave Mercy (His Fair Assasin #1) by Robin LaFevers

Posted August 22, 2013 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!


GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers


About GRAVE MERCY (taken from

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?


This was a pleasant surprise! I absolutely loved the idea of this book. A groups of assassin nuns? What’s not to like! It’s exactly what you think it would be.

I really liked the main character Ismae. Her actions and ideas were consistent throughout the whole book which I really liked. She was a really good heroine too and worked really hard. I really liked reading about her. There was some other pretty cool characters as well but she was the only main one.

I did get bored sometimes during this book because there was a lot of political things going on that I’m not a huge fan of but the action really made up for it. The book was a little predictable for me sometimes but maybe not to everyone. This was just a really cool spin on assassin nuns and I suggest everyone read it. It was really different which is a nice change and it was really fun to read.

5 out of 5

“Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?”


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3 responses to “Grave Mercy (His Fair Assasin #1) by Robin LaFevers

  1. I know me too. I keep going to buy it and then I’m like no maybe I’ll wait. But I know it’s going to be just as good as the first one I just want too read about the same character.

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