Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #16

 

Is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases were eagerly anticipating.

The book I'm most excited about this week is...

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)


Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) 
by Robin LaFevers
Publication date: April 2nd 2013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children


 

Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. Naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, the convent views Sybella as one of their most dangerous weapons.

But those assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?

This heart-pounding sequel to Grave Mercy serves betrayal, treachery, and danger in equal measure, bringing readers back to fifteenth century Brittany and will keep them on the edge of their seats.

I read Grave Mercy earlier this year and loved it.  It was just the right mix of fantasy, adventure, and romance to keep me anxiously turning the pages.  I was happy with the way Ismae's story turned out, but afraid for her sister-assassin, Sybella.  She was troubled to begin with, and the assignment Sybella may or may not have been sent out on was a disturbing one, if true.  Her situation was not resolved or elaborated on, so I was excited to hear we would be getting a story for her in the second installment, Dark Triumph.

I can’t wait to dive into this wonderful world again so I’m dying to get my hands on a copy!  Grave Mercy felt like a cross between Graceling and Poison Study, so I’m sure any fan of either story would love this series as well. 


So what are you waiting for this week?  Link us up, we’d love to know! 





  


26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness- the sequel is coming out already? Dang, I gotta read "Grave Mercy" soon so I'll be ready for it!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I have not had the chance to read Grave Mercy yet but this series looks like it is full of awesome. Thanks for sharing, Rachel :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  3. I should really sit down and read Grave Mercy. I've heard only amazing things about it and I cannot wait to read it. I hope you'll enjoy this one.

    Here is my WOW

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  4. I haven't read book one and I'm not sure if I will but I hope you like this one when it comes out.
    Come check out my WOW post.

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  5. I haven't read Grave Mercy yet but it sounds really interesting!
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    Megan @ BooksiView

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  6. I haven't read book 1 yet, but looking forward to bingeing on both!

    p.s. Hope you are enjoying Fever World, I LOVE that series!!

    Michelle

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  7. This book sounds great! Thank you for sharing :)

    My WoW - http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-17th-october.html

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  8. I wasn't a fan of Grave Mercy, but I'm definitely considering picking this up. I love the cover and it sounds fantastic, so incredible pick this week, Rachel! :)

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  9. Great pick! My sister is dying to get this as well!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  10. I haven't read Grave Mercy but both books sound interesting even if the cover for Dark Triumph is rather bad. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

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  11. Awesome pick Rachel! I feel terrible that I haven't read this one yet but my roomies loved it so I am hoping to pick it up soon =) Thanks for sharing =)

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  12. Rachel! I'm behind!!!! I still need to read Grave Mercy. I fail at life. Or at least reading:) Looks like I have a little time to catch up though since this one doesn't come out until April, and by then I WILL be ready. I WILL! Maybe if I say it enough it will happen:)

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  13. Great pick. It sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Sounds like an exciting pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-gilded-wings-angel_17.html

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  15. I still haven't read that bloggy slut book Grave Mercy do you think this book will become a blog whore as well?

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  16. Haven't heard of this one, I'll sure be checking it out. Thanks!

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  17. I loved Grave Mercy too Rachel! Duval! I hope the beast is the main male character for this book. Can't wait to see sybella's side of the story. Wonderful pick!

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  18. I'm a little ashamed to say that I haven't read Grave Mercy yet, but it is on my TBR list, since I heard it is amazing. Need to read it before this one comes out. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness

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  19. Pretty cover! I'm shameful, still haven't read my copy of Grave Mercy. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I liked Grave Mercy, but probably not enough to really want to pick up the sequel. If it lands my way, however, I will definitely give it a go. I need to see what everyone thinks of it first! :)

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  21. Oooh, I think I saw this one around on another blog and like I said before I adore the cover but I haven't read Grave Mercy.

    However, I've read Graceling and I'm currently reading Poison Study, so Grave Mercy might be the next step if it feels like a combination of the two.

    Great pick, Rachel! :)

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  22. So I still haven't picked up Grave Mercy.. O.o I KNOW IT'S SO BAD OF ME. But since I know you LOVED Grave Mercy, I think I'll really have to pick it up soon. Awesome pick this week, Rachel!

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  23. I have heard great things about Grave Mercy, but I haven't read it yet. It's on my TBR though! Great pick! Here is my WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf
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  24. Gahhhh! I still need to read Grave Mercy! I need to make time for that book!


    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives -> drop by and check out my WoW

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  25. I still need to read Grave Mercy but it's nominated for The Cybils so I bet I'll have to read it in the next few months. I like covers, the blurb, and I am still excited because of how many of my favorite people liked the first one, even if a few people didn't. I want to like it, like, a ton.

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  26. I loved Grave Mercy and Ismae and Duval but I'm not sure if I'll be picking this one up or not. I think I'll wait and see some reviews first. I don't really enjoy it when further instalments change characters.

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