Posts Tagged: Assassin

[ARC Review] Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

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07 November
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This is the third book in the His Fair Assassin series, following Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph. Click the links to read my reviews for them. FINALLY I got my hands on Mortal Heart! After not getting a response on my ARC request for this book for months, I was starting to feel bitter –not because they owe me books, but because I just wanted it so bad! It was as if my reading fate was in limbo, and I’m…impatient. So naturally, when months later I find that I have been approved, I had the most giddy squeal fest and devoured… Read more »

[Review] Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

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22 August
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Immediately after finishing Grave Mercy, I dove into Dark Triumph. I was still enamored with the idea of assassin nuns, and wanted to know more about the characters only briefly touched on in the first novel. Sybella is everything that Ismae was not. Whereas Ismae is the calm, controlled noviate with a special affinity for poison, Sybella is all wildness and unrefinement, who prefers knives and other weapons to kill. She is rough, brutal-tongued, and takes a lot less shit from anyone which makes her  an independent, unpredictable wild card. For all Sybella’s rough edges, she was also an easier character for me… Read more »

[Review] Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne

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16 August
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This is one of those books that, on the surface, looks like it could be hit or miss for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some young adult epic fantasy, I really do. I grew up reading things like Redwall and The Song of the Lioness. It’s just so easy to get wrong sometimes, yet, when they get it right, they usually get it oh so very right. You can almost separate this book into sections, Kyra’s time with the guild, Kyra’s time with the court, and Kyra’s time with the Demon Riders. Neither section offers the same… Read more »

[ARC Review] Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

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15 August
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Hey, its my birthday today! What better day to review this book? I fell whole-heartedly in love with Robin Hobb’s books when I was in high school. I was deeply enamored with her Farseer, Liveship Traders, and Tawny Man trilogies, and suffered both all the bliss and all the heartache that came with being such a fan (you know what I’m talking about). Even now, Robin Hobb remains unquestionably one of my top 3 favourite authors of all time, and hedges closely with my emphatic love of George R R Martin. I just freaking love her more than words can say. So naturally, when the… Read more »

[Review] Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

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08 August
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I picked up Grave Mercy on Fry’s recommendation, and every time I pick up a book she says I will like, I am almost convinced she knows my taste better than I do! This book was a total win for me, and hooked me into the series immediately. Ismae is the newest noviate of the Convent of Saint Mortain, the God of Death. After narrowly escaping what would have been a brutal marriage, she is secreted away to the nunnery, where she is told that she has been brought here because she is a Daughter of Death , and therefore… Read more »