Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Memes: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting another book I pulled off my TBR Mountain. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers has been sitting there since April 3, 2012. Since this one is showing up on a number of blogger's Best of 2012 lists and the sequel is coming out in April, I thought it was time to finally read it. Here is the description:
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?
Beginning:
I bear a deep red stain that runs from my left shoulder down to my right hip, a trail left by the herbwitch's poison that my mother used to try to expel me from her womb.
Friday 56:
"Girls!" Sister Thomsine calls out. "Enough chatter unless your plan is to talk your victims to death."

6 comments:

  1. I have this on my Nook. It sounds good.

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  2. Terrific beginning! It grabbed me and pulled me right in. I like the humor in the Friday 56 too.
    My Friday 56/Book Beginning is from GOODNIGHT NOBODY.

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  3. I like this one. I like both the beginning and page 56.

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  4. Not my type of book, but I love the cover!

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  5. This sounds like an exciting read and I really like the beginning :)

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  6. Well, you are in for a good read. Kids in my library are just eating this book up, both boys and girls. Take it off your TBR pile and get it circulating until you have a chance at it. All I say is "Assassin Nuns" and they want to read it.

    Have a good week-end.

    Anne @ My Head is Full of Books

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