Review Detail

Young Adult Fiction 5311
Best reads of 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
When I first saw this book I though to myself, "It's so big! Am I really going to finish it?" As I started to read this book, I didn't realized how much I would like it, more like love it. It's been two days since I've read it and cannot stop thinking about it. I just had to write a review to let others know how much I loved Grave Mercy. Did I mention I stayed up till 4 A.M to finish it? Crazy huh? This book was so big that I thought I wasn't going to finish it, but as I got towards the ending of this book, I wanted it to never end. *The book should've been a lot bigger!!* LOL

Who would've thought of assassin nuns? Really? The two main characters in this story were amazing! Ismae , the kick-ass heroine that doesn't depend on others, can easily kill, and determined to achieve her assignment. Yet, when Gavriel touches her she feels warmth and loses her thoughts. Ahh, Gavriel! So loyal, protective, and swoon worthy! Who can forget someone like that? In the story, he goes out of his ways to protect and save his sister. His loyalty to his sister never falters. And that is what made me fall in love with him, that and the way he is with Ismae. =)

I love how the relationship between Ismae and Gavriel slowly developed throughout the book. It wasn't love at first sight, and that's what I really love about it. It made their relationship that much more real and believable. They obviously didn't like each other at first but had to work with one another to reach the main goal, and that was to protect Duchess Anne, Gavriel's younger sister. Every little scene they had with each other in this book was just so...sweet and cute.

The secondary characters were also awesome. Duchess Anne, so young, yet so mature for her age. The struggles she has to go through at such a young age makes me feel so sorry for her that her father would dangle her like fish bait.. Beast and De Lornay, I would assume, best friends of Gavriel. They both brought a bit of humor into the story.


Grave Mercy has so many twists and turns that I had to keep guessing who the real traitor was. I love how the book has action, romance, history, politics, and suspense. The book is so amazing and beautifully written. This world that Robin created has sucked me in and made me fall in love with the characters. After I finished reading the book, I realized I'd have to wait until Spring 2013 for Dark Triumph, the second book in His Fair Assassin Series. And it's so long from now!!! AHHHH!

Over all, I give this book a FIVE STAR and would definitely recommend this series to friends and family. Thank you so much Robin for writing such a wonderful book and creating a world and characters that people will definitely fall in love with. =)
Report this review Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

Comments

Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Devil Darling Spy
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
It's 1940, and Sarah Goldstein is hiding in plain sight...
The Life Below
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
It was hard enough for Naomi to leave Leo, a...
Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets (Mr Penguin #2)
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Meet Mr. Penguin―Adventurer (And Penguin!) When Mr. Penguin...
Famous by Default
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Jax Buried, By my family's fame. Dying to escape...
Sword and Pen (Great Library Book, #5)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
With the future of the Great Library in doubt,...
Butterfly Yellow
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and...
Jonny Lambert's Construction Site
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A beautifully illustrated book for babies featuring lots of noisy...
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Baby Animals
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Take your toddler on a rain forest adventure and find...
Seven Deadly Shadows
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Seventeen-year-old Kira Fujikawa has never had it easy. She’s...
Pet
Pet
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
The highly-anticipated, genre-defying new novel by award-winning author Akwaeke...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The long anticipated finale to the Wings Trilogy. ...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
"I was the weak link in the chain, and the...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Finally presented to the Allinan public, Maray’s life at court...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The blood that holds the power to change the fate...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Her fate lies just one world away… ...
Forward March
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Love, loss, and the surprising aphrodisiacs of the band...

Latest Member Reviews

Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets (Mr Penguin #2)
 
4.5
"Mr. Penguins and his friends Colin the spider and Edith are trying to keep a rock safe from dastardly types..."
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Baby Animals
 
5.0
"POP-UP PEEKABOO! BABY ANIMALS is a charming lift-the-flap and pop-up picture book. Each spread features a parent animal who is..."
On These Magic Shores
 
5.0
"Twelve-year-old Minerva "Minnie" Soledad Miranda has big goals. She wants to be the first Latina president of the United States..."
Ghost Boys
 
5.0
"I always struggle to review these types of novels--these black lives matter, civil rights-esque novels. I often go into them..."
Soldier Dogs #5: Battle of the Bulge
 
4.5
"Juliette's father is a baker in Belgium in 1944, and has been threatened by the occupying Nazis into giving them..."
Dog Days in the City
 
4.0
"In The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City, Josie and her large family adopted Hamlet, a pig. When..."
Daniel Coldstar #2: The Betrayer
 
4.0
"Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central After the evens in The Relic War, Daniel, Jasper the..."
The Dragon Egg Princess
 
5.0
"Change is coming to Kidahara, a magical forest in the Joson, a kingdom in a diverse realm where there is..."
Efrén Divided
 
5.0
"Efrén and his family work very hard, but still struggle to make ends meet. His father works several jobs, and..."
Worse Than Weird
 
4.0
"Mac lives with her parents, Hank and Coral, in a small house in Portland. Small, as in she sleeps in..."
Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen
 
4.0
"Darleen comes from a long line of entertainers; her father and his siblings are all part of Matchless Studios, a..."
In the Red
 
4.0
"Michael Prasad and his family live on a colony on Mars, under a dome that controls the environment. His father,..."