I never skulk, and lurk only sometimes
And then, after three weeks, the end is near. I really loved reading the His Fair Assassin series and reviewing it. But now it is time to talk about Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers.
Book Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Title & Author: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Genre: Fantasy, History
Release Date: November 4 2014
Series: His Fair Assasin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books
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…
To be honest, I think this one is my least favorite of the three books by Robin LaFevers. The story of Mortal Heart does just not appeal to me all that much and feels a bit cliche.
Annith is a great girl, her intentions are great. She is smart, loyal and fierce. Her behavior sometimes feels a bit like she is overthinking a lot, like for example when she finds her arrow in Baltazaar’s saddle bag and thinks that a sign of him chasing her. But through all this she does have a point when she thinks the abbess is making a mistake when she sends out a younger girl instead of Annith. This shows the girl is more caring then either Sybella or Ismae.
Baltazaar seems to be a tortured soul, I really felt sorry for this man but I was also very interested in why he was with the Hunt (a group of souls that search for other souls to guide them to the Underworld to redeem themselves). It wasn’t the biggest shock to find out what/who he was. This I found a bit sad, because it is very cliché and I think it would have been better if Balthazaar and who he actually is, where two different people. But that is just my opinion, I have no problem with how Robin has done this.
Overall I think this is one of my favorite series. I have read this series now twice and loved them the second time as much as the first. And I would suggest to everybody to read this series of historical young adult books.
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For now, let books enrich your life!