I heard about this original looking challenge thanks to Amber’s post about it at Du Livre. I never saw such a challenge before. I promised myself that I wouldn’t sign up in challenges this year, except for the LGBT one maybe…but I couldn’t resist. And I like the fact that this card *allows* us to read such a variety of books. I fear that I will complete it too soon though, since those are pretty much the genres I usually read. Except for, hum, mental illness. You can sign up HERE!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars Received: NetGalley Publication Date: April 3rd 2012 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Point of View: 1st person & Female Genres & Themes: YA, Historical, Fantasy, Assassins, Secrets, Plotting, Romance, Friendship
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? Continue reading →