Published April 3rd 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Average Rating: 3.94
Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?
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?
After reading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, I guess I have a thing for assassins. This novel is all about assassins. Badass female ones. Read More »
This full-length novel by debut author Natalie Blitt is a pitch-perfect blend of Stephanie Perkins and Miranda Kenneally that proves the age-old adage: opposites attract.
Seventeen-year old Abby has only one goal for her summer: to make sure she is fluent in French—well, that, and to get as far away from baseball and her Cubs-obsessed family as possible. A summer of culture and language, with no sports in sight.
That turns out to be impossible, though, because her French partner is the exact kind of boy she was hoping to avoid. Eight weeks. 120 hours of class. 80 hours of conversation practice with someone who seems to exclusively wear baseball caps and jerseys.
But Zeke in French is a different person than Zeke in English. And Abby can’t help but fall for him, hard. As Abby begins to suspect that Zeke is hiding something, she has to decide if bridging the gap between the distance between who she is and who he is, is worth the risk.
OH MY GOD. MY HEART. MY HEART. IT’S NOT HANDLING THE EXTENT OF MY EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW.
This book. This book is beautiful.
After a long hiatus of reviewing, this is the book that finally brings me out from living under a rock. I’m back for a new year full of wonderful books that will both break and quicken my heart, , that will make me cry, laugh, scream and smile, all at the same time. Bring it on 2016.
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