Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers | Review

Title: Grave Mercy

Author: Robin LaFevers

Publisher: Andersen Press

Published: April 3rd 2012 | Reissued: 3rd January 2019

Edition: Paperback

Pages: 484

Series: His Fair Assassin 1/3

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Young, beautiful and deadly.

Trained as an assassin by the god of Death, Ismae is sent to the court of Brittany, where she finds herself underprepared – not only for the 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?

A dangerous romance full of intrigue, poison and finding one’s path.

I’ve had this book on my TBR for a while, but I had the older covers and when the new covers were released I knew I just had to get them and actually start reading them and I do not regret it at all!

I really enjoyed this book and I loved the concept of it, this book is done from Ismae’s point of view and she is a daughter of Death and is trained in his arts and she is then sent to a high court of Brittany, where there are deadly games afoot. I was hooked on this book from the get go, it was intriguing and I just had to know more, I struggled to put it down so I’m glad I was able to devour the rest of this book in one sitting!

I thought that this was written perfectly and I feel that this is a definite must for fans of Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight trilogy as I felt this was a YA version of it and if someone had told me that sooner I would’ve dived into this a hell of a lot quicker but with Robin’s new book out in February Courting Darkness, I’d been eyeing it up for a while and I managed to grab an arc in a trade so it was perfect timing to actually start the series! However I have heard there were a lot of changes made from the arc to the finished copy.

I’m looking forwards to reading the next two books in the His Fair Assassin trilogy as they aren’t done from Ismae’s point of view and are about two characters I desperately want to know more about.

Have you read this trilogy yet? What did you think of it? 🙂

1 thought on “Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers | Review

Leave a Reply