Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow. What an amazing book!
I read the first book of this series quite a long time ago.
I hardly remembered what happened in the first book but I knew one thing: I loved it.
This book is no different. LOVE.
Sybella is such a strong character. She endures so much and overcomes everything while retaining who she is. Her family is whacked. WTH is wrong with those men!
Beast, oh Beast. He really steals the show sometimes. I also loved this character. Sybella and he are perfect traveling companions. She plays nursemaid very well.
If you enjoyed the first book you will no doubt love this book too.
If you enjoy historical fantasy you will also enjoy this book. It is full of adventure, historical political issues and alight with humor at perfect times.
I especially loved the author’s closing notes at the end where she justifies some of the terms she used. She also explains the timing of actual historical events that she based this book on. I found it intriguing to learn that such events actually happened!
I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
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I don’t have a formal review for this title but here are my progression notes from Goodreads:
||“A great mystery with awesome dark magic/paranormal aspect and of course romance!”
||“Love how sneaky Ismae is! :)”
||“Mmmm, Duval’s attitude is enticing.” 1 comment
||“Liking it so far!”
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Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by Robin LaFevers
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children | April 2, 2012 | 565 pages
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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?
The good news is that Book 2, Dark Triumph, is releasing April 2, 2013!
It’s that time of the year! Prom!
Prom is usually a big deal to most high school students. Mostly the girls are the ones to have the most fun preparing for the big day.
I remember my junior prom and my now husband’s senior prom. It was such a boring night!! I’m sure it was just us. We’re not big on dancing nor did we have very many friends that we could hang out with. We did dance once (I think). I remember my feet were killing me by the time we left. Damn those heels! We didn’t do an after party either. We may have found a quite back road for a few minutes of quality time. 😉
Here’s our prom picture. We’ll be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary this June 29th.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group has a few books to help you get in the spirit of Prom!
Illuminate: A Gilded Wings Novel, Book One by Aimee Agresti
Published: 2012-03-06 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 533 | Price: $17.99
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