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)by Robin LaFevers
Publication date: April 2nd 2013Publisher: 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!