Author: Robin LaFevers
I enjoyed this book. Ismae is a complex and interesting main character. She knows her duty and follows orders, but she makes some decisions based on her own moral compass. I liked the fact that she doesn't just blindly follow orders, but reasons things out and learns to think for herself. Plus, she's a real badass with a crossbow! The concept of a convent dedicated to serving Death and an assassin order of nuns was an intriguing premise. The story is well written and perfectly paced.
Grave Mercy is the first book in the His Fair Assassin series. There are three books in the series so far, with two more books coming out in 2018 and 2019. I enjoyed this first book so much that I immediately checked the other two books, Dark Triumph and Mortal Heart, out of the library so I could read them right away.
Robin LaFevers has also published several middle grade books under the name R. L. LaFevers. For more information on the author and her books, check out her website at: www.robinlafevers.com