Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Dull and predictable. The ending was also weird- did they solve all their problems off-screen?
For an assassination book, there's not much assassinating and a good deal too much kissing. This would also have been a much stronger book had the author not shied away from the seduction aspect.
The villain is incredibly obvious. The plot in general bored me.
Ismae is honestly disturbing. She's just fine killing people until it affects her own emotions. It's hypocritical and does not make me believe that she truly is devoted to her god, as she of course later decides that doing whatever she wants is the best way to serve him. Her faith was really the part I respected about her most- at times she really did seem willing to serve her god regardless of the emotional rifts it might create, but in the end she chooses her own selfish desires.
In general, disappointing.
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