Grave Mercy \\ spoiler-free book review

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

Title: Grave Mercy (#1)

Author: Robin LaFevers

Genre & Themes: Fantasy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Format: hardcover


Synopsis

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?

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King of Scars \\ spoiler-free book review

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

Title: King of Scars

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Genre & Themes: Fantasy

Publisher: Imprint

Format: Hardcover (B&N edition)


Synopsis

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal. 

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Interview w\ C.J. Redwine – Hogwarts Houses, Writing, and Romance

You all know that The Blood Spell is one of my most anticipated releases of 2019.

I love the Ravenspire books – if you’ll remember, I had very, very few 5 star reads last year. And two out of the three were The Traitor Prince and The Wish Granter.

Needless to say, I couldn’t have been more excited when C.J. Redwine agreed to do an interview with me! I loved her answers to my questions, and I hope you do too!


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RIP IT OR SHIP IT \\ nova & the darkling? maxon & cinder? hermione & rhysand?

I love RIP it or SHIP it videos!

The idea of mixing characters is just so fun! Crossovers are my absolute favorite only reason I still watch CW shows tbh

And then the other day (*ahem* more than a month ago) I saw this thing on Instagram where people were submit couples for a blog post!

So guess what we’re doing today 😏

Also like, if you’re one of the people who submitted these names…sorry? I’m a horrible procrastinator


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