Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge (2014) – {Day 6} BEST BOOK OF 2013

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Welcome to day SIX you guys!  Yes, yes, I know…I didn’t post yesterday.  I don’t think technically, this means I failed the challenge…BECAUSE….  I did sit down to do yesterdays post.  However, the topic was WORST BOOK of 2013 and I just did NOT want to call a book out like that. *sigh*

Todays challenge post: THE BEST BOOK OF 2013

I was looking over the list of books I read last year (totally FAILED my Goodreads 2013 Reading  Challenge btw) and for me – best read of 2013 was a series, not a book.

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I (His Fair Assassin Trilogy) by Robin LaFevers

Release Date: 2012-04-03
Read my review of Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.     Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?


and the sequel…

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy) by Robin LaFevers

Release Date: 2013-04-02
Read my review of DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers

New York Times Bestseller Spring 2013 Kids’ Indie Next List

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?


I loved this series!  At first I was put off by the sequel following different characters but holy WOW!  Can’t wait for the next one to hit the shelves!

How about you, what was your favorite book of 2013?

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