YAB Review: “Grave Mercy” By Robin LaFevers
- July 11th, 2012
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Today's post comes to us from book buff and YAB member Emily Smucker, who recently read "Grave Mercy" by Robin LaFevers (the first book in the "His Fair Assain" trilogy) and provided a video review of the novel. The YA tale — set in the late 15th century in France — is about seventeen-year-old Ismae who escapes from an abusive arranged marriage and is rescued by a group of nuns. She learns that she has a dark fate and if she decides to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin. Through an even darker journey, she is asked to kill someone she's fallen in love with. The book provides a vivid historical setting and a unique premise, as well as a strong female character who must find her destiny as Emily explains...
Emily is happiest when she is drinking tea and reading a book in a sunny room. She is 21 years old and currently a freshman in college. Majoring in communications and minoring in elementary education, Emily spends her spare time doing theater, blogging, and designing clothing. Her first book, titled “Emily,” was published in 2009, and she hopes to publish more books in the future. If you would like to read Emily’s blog you can find it at www.emilysmucker.com.