Saturday, March 8, 2014

Week 10 Review: Dark Triumph

From Goodreads:
Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this thrilling sequel to Grave Mercy.

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. The convent views Sybella, naturally skilled in the arts of both death and seduction, 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. 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?

My first review of Dark Triumph
My Review:

Reading this book? It's just freaking fantastic, with such wonderful characters, and hoping that the release date for Mortal Heart gets moved up so I don't have to wait so long for it, because yeah, I want to read the end of this series, because it's so good!

I loved Sybella, because she's a strong girl, after all, she's survived all that her "dad," and her, family, well, technically not her family since her true dad is the god of Death, and yeah. She's practical, and she still has a bit of kindness, if hard to find because of the whole fact of her life, being raised by the bad guy, and having him being a murderer, how he killed her child, a daughter, because she had a dad who was just a peasant.

And her relationship with Beast? To how she had to provoke him so she could actually get him away from Not-Her-Father-Whose-Name-I-Can't-Remember, and then he knocks her out and takes her with him, and yeah, she doesn't like that at all.

And how they bond over his sister, and how she tells him the truth as she believes it, about his sister's death, and how she felt responsible, but really couldn't have been, because she was just a child? Or when she takes him to the graves of his sister, and her daughter? That was just a heart-wrenching scene!

That one scene, where she was teaching some of Beast's recruited army a bit about fighting, that was a pretty awesome scene, because of the times, imagine it, a girl, teaching guys to fight? Totally against their mindsets, I'd wager! And yeah, it was just really good!

I loved this book, it was so good, and yeah, loved rereading it, and I can't wait for Mortal Heart!!!

Author: Robin LaFevers
Series: His Fair Assassin #2
First Read: April 6th, 2013
Read: March 4th, 2014
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book, and a Historical Fiction 2014 Book!
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Published: April 2nd 2013
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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