Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Series: His Fair Assassin #3
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Historical, Young Adult
Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.
She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn’t mean she has…
After falling in love with GRAVE MERCY and DARK TRIUMPH, I had high expectations for MORTAL HEART. Turns out I didn’t need to worry, this book exceeded my expectations and made an absolutely great conclusion to the epic His Fair Assassin trilogy.
Despite somewhat of a slow start, MORTAL HEART quickly picks as we get to know Annith a bit more. She was somewhat of a mystery in the previous books and the beginning of this one really focuses on answering some of the questions you might have had about her, and we realize why she is the way she is. It wasn’t the most exciting or suspenseful bit, but it allows the reader to connect to Annith and really grow to care about her.
There are plenty of familiar faces but a whole heap of fresh ones as well, which is a nice surprise considering this is the final installment. I loved seeing returning characters and what they’ve been up to since we left them in the previous books. Speaking of new characters though…
The romance. So heartbreaking, so sweet, so dangerous, so awesome. If you fell in love with Duval and Beast, you just wait. Just when I thought there couldn’t be yet another amazing love interest in this series…
And guys, the twists. There was one I saw coming, but the other… The other…
I loved the way it was revealed too. Chills. Serious chills. So good.
We learn so much more about everything in this book, discovering the truth just as Annith does. All of these revelations make me want to immediately go back and reread all the books, especially MORTAL HEART, with this new knowledge. Everything really comes together in the end, and there couldn’t be a more satisfying conclusion to this series.
LaFevers’ writing continues to impress, it is gorgeous. It’s not the type of writing that goes on and on to fill pages with endless prose, but is meaningful and really adds to the story as a whole. I want to include ALL THE QUOTES but they are pretty spoilery so I suggest getting to this series ASAP so we can gush about them. I’m sold on LaFevers’ storytelling, and I can’t wait to get my hands on whatever she writes next.
This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
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