Finally reading this beauty and LOVING it
FINALLY getting to this one
I was very excited when I was reminded of this book by @alanacristin It‘s a follow-up to the His Fair Assassin YA fantasy trilogy, which is awesome! Girls being trained to become assassin nuns in the service of Death in 15th century Brittany/France! 🙋🏻♀️
And I was glad to learn that the tagged book is the first in a duology. Not every story needs to be a trilogy; too often there ends up being too much book and not enough story.
The first in a new duology, this book really assumes you've (recently) read the His Fair Assassin trilogy. I loved those books, but I had to hunt for detailed summaries online to adequately refresh my memory on all the characters. Alternating between the familiar Sybella and a new character Genevieve, this story focuses on adventures in the French court while still asserting Breton pride. Highly enjoyable! #mommyreads #historicalfiction #fantasy
Thank you @Sweetkokoro These books are beautiful and both of them sound really good! I love the constellation notebooks? The quote on the bookmark ?. "We are stardust, meant to shine". Thank you for the treats too! #SFFS Also, thank you for hosting this swap @Avanders
More #bookmail from my B&N haul. Thankfully my books seem ok but both boxes were fairly damaged.
3.5 STARS - First up - Courting Darkness by R LaFevers features Sybella, my fav of Death‘s Handmaidens from the popular His Fair Assassins trilogy! Political intrigue in the French court w/ strong women at the forefront! I wish Sybella and Beast had more page time and that the plot had more focus. A great addition to the series - just make sure you read the original trilogy first.
My review: bit.ly/2NqSAUU
This features both Sybella & Beast, two of my fav characters! Sybella & her fellow handmaidens of Death are trying to come to terms with a world that does not include the presence that has always guided them. There was a building upon the previous series with the political environment & the struggles with the French. There‘s plenty to love in this sizable story! It‘s fast paced & a feast for the imagination. Full review at www.thegenreminx.com
First in a duology, this darkly thrilling page-turner set in the world of the best-selling His Fair Assassin series. Told in alternating perspectives, when Sybella discovers there is another trained assassin from the convent deep undercover in the French court, she must use every skill in her arsenal to navigate the deadly royal politics and find her sister in arms before her time—and that of the newly crowned queen—runs out.
Bonus points to the publicity team at @hmhbooks for a STUNNING #arc mailing!!
Receiving this book feels a little bit like coming full circle: I remember meeting Robin LaFevers at my first bookstore job fifteen years ago before His Fair Assassin was even a thing. And now... 😍