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Courting Darkness
Courting Darkness | Robin LaFevers
First in a duology, this darkly thrilling page-turner set in the world of the best-selling His Fair Assassin series is perfect for fans of THRONE OF GLASS, RED QUEEN, and GAME OF THRONES. Told in alternating perspectives, when Sybella discovers there is another trained assassin from St. Mortain's 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. When Sybella accompanies the Duchess to France, she expects trouble, but she isn't expecting a deadly trap. Surrounded by enemies both known and unknown, Sybella searches for the undercover assassins from the convent of St. Mortain who were placed in the French court years ago. Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she no longer knows who she is or what she's supposed to be fighting for. When she discovers a hidden prisoner who may be of importance, she takes matters into her own hands. As these two worlds collide, the fate of the Duchess, Brittany, and everything Sybella and Genevieve have come to love hangs in the balance.
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Elisa
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Finally reading this beauty and LOVING it

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mdemanatee
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FINALLY getting to this one

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AlaMich
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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.

Ashley_Nicoletto I didn‘t realize this was a follow up to a different series. Do we think I need to read the first series before reading this one? 7mo
AlaMich @Ashley_Nicoletto On LaFevers‘ website, she states that she wrote CD so that people who hadn‘t read the trilogy would still enjoy it. IMO, you would enjoy it more if you had read the first three. And of course, they are very good books in their own right. 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘ll will have to look them up! I‘ve never read anything of hers, but I acquired this one recently. 7mo
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AlaMich @Ashley_Nicoletto You‘re in for a treat! The first is 7mo
baes I love that pigeon bookmark. ❤️ 7mo
AlaMich @baes Courtesy of my wife, the first grade teacher! 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @AlaMich The library had it with no hold list! Looks like I‘m moving it up. 7mo
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alanacristin
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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

alanacristin I miss the old cover styles though with the ladies 😍 7mo
AlaMich I had totally forgotten about the new book until I saw that you liked my post. I‘m excited all over again! 😊 7mo
alanacristin @AlaMich woohoo! 🎉 7mo
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Marmie7
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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

Sweetkokoro I‘m so glad you liked the box, I was so worried it wasn‘t enough since it was my first swap box ever. Boneless Mercies is a personal favorite of mine and I hope you enjoy it! Also the passion tea tastes amazing mixed with lemonade, it‘s my favorite way to drink it! I‘ll open my box as soon as I get home! 9mo
Mitch Those notebooks are gorgeous xxx 9mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 9mo
tpixie @Sweetkokoro great #bookishgifts 🥳♥️🥳 9mo
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Librarybelle
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Squee! This came in for me today at the library! It also made me realize I should probably get the original trilogy and try to find time to read it before starting this.

Also, loving the dark cover. And, the endpaper has texture!

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TheLibrarian
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More #bookmail from my B&N haul. Thankfully my books seem ok but both boxes were fairly damaged.

LibrarianRyan I wasn‘t impressed with BN book haul this time around. But I too picked up Courting Darkness and the danger one. (edited) 11mo
TheLibrarian @LibrarianRyan I can see that. The ones I was super excited for I already owned but there was still a decent amount I had on my want to read list. 11mo
LibrarianRyan Quick question, what type of librarian are you? Retired, school, academic? Etc 10mo
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TheLibrarian @LibrarianRyan Academic! I handle electronic resources currently at a seminary. 10mo
LibrarianRyan @TheLibrarian interesting. Is it as boring as a government doc librarian? Because it‘s a long slow winter here. 10mo
LibrarianRyan One more question. If given the choice, build something or play something? 10mo
TheLibrarian @LibrarianRyan It‘s pretty slow at my current place of employment but there aren‘t a whole lot of students. 10mo
TheLibrarian @LibrarianRyan Play! Oh man, I‘ve only got one thing ordered for you right now. I must get a move on it! Am I safe buying non-syfy/fantasy items for myself? This would be a great opportunity to start a book buying-ban but I‘ll set myself up for failure 😂 10mo
LibrarianRyan @TheLibrarian I took off any books on my want list that I just purchased off my want list. I‘m not going so much for a ban for my self, but then again maybe. I‘ve got 4 swaps coming up so I am trying to get my ideas finalized so I don‘t have to pay shipping. 10mo
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Bakingbookworm
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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

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StellarDoc
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Airplane reading.

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SoSheTries
Courting Darkness | Robin LaFevers
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The My Fair Assassin trilogy is one of my all time favorite trilogies ever. So when I found out about this book I literally squealed. I am loving this book so far and I‘m so happy to be back in this world 🖤

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mdemanatee
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Treated myself. Can‘t wait to finish some library books (that are also anticipated reads) to dive into these!

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StellarDoc
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Taking to my bed with a pretty new book.

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GenreMinxReviews
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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

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AlaMich
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Sooo excited to learn there will be a fourth book in the His Fair Assassin YA fantasy series next month!! Nun assassins in the service of Death himself! You know you‘re tempted!!
#ya

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Tanzy13
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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.

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KimmyM
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I am SO excited to read this! Thank you Raincoast Books for the ARC!
#arc

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aeeklund
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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... 😍

#booksellerperks #arclove

elkeo_TheBookDragon Aaaaaaaaacckk! Gorgeous! SO jealous! 1y
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