Last year, I devoured the whole Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder, and it was exactly what I was looking for after The Hunger Games. It was full of adventure, intrigue, some romance—but mostly just a strong heroine who saved the world. Heck yeah.
Since then I have plowed through many other series looking for the same thing without much luck. I’ve read many enjoyable books, but nothing that totally sucked me in like that series—until now. This week, I started reading Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book 1 by Robin LaFevers and I am absolutely hooked!
This is no-nonsense fantasy writing, where the main character is a woman who has been abused by both her father and her husband by age fourteen and takes no prisoners when she is finally free of both of them. Instead, she heads to a convent where she becomes an assassin for Death himself, which is an exciting and unique idea.
I’m not even halfway finished yet and I’m struggling to put the book down to get anything else done! It’s just that good. I can’t wait to finish and read the rest of the series; I think a lot of older teens and adults will absolutely love this series.