Waiting on Wednesday: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin Book 1)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection on Making the Grade is:

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin Book 1
by R.L. LaFevers
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Author Website
Pre-order on Amazon

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?

About the author:
R.L. LaFevers (Robin Lorraine when she’s in really big trouble) grew up surrounded by shelves of old dusty books and a passel of brothers. She has also spent a large portion of her life being told she was making up things that weren’t there, which only proves she was destined to write fiction. She is the author of over fourteen books for young readers, including THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS, (Houghton Mifflin, 2007) which received starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild selection, a Booksense Summer Pick, and nominated for the Malice Domestic’s Agatha Award, and the NATHANIEL FLUDD, BEASTOLOGIST series. Her first young adult novel, GRAVE MERCY, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Spring of 2012.

Her first venture into YA? How exciting! And I took a look at her other middle grade books. Those covers are gorgeous! Will have to read them, too!

Also, be sure to enter our current giveaways for a chance to win a signed copy of A Million Suns by Beth Revis or a signed copy of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick!

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About Jenna (Does Books)

Working momma of a little pink princess and reader of all things YA. I'm an artist, writer and avid reader who swears that she's having a hard time letting go of the childish things... Let me read your latest YA book and let's see if it makes the grade!

Posted on January 25, 2012, in Waiting on Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Loving the cover and the idea of a author who doesn’t usually write YA going in a different direction than her norm.

    My WOW
    Safari Poet

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