Friday, July 26, 2013

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

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?

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Number of Pages: 385
Type: Hardcover 

Reviewed by Alex, age 19

A dark, riveting romance novel that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. The main character is sophisticated yet packs a punch. She is both graceful and lethal. I think many readers can admire her. The historical part of the storyline is well-followed and yet has enough creative license to make it its own, unique setting. Any mediaeval/renaissance lover or spy/assassin fanatic would thoroughly enjoy this book. All and All it is a fantastic, well thought-out sequel to Grave Mercy. Can't wait for the third book in spring 2014! 

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Happy reading!
Alex, age 19


  1. I STILL haven't read Grave Mercy!!! And your review of this makes me want to go read it now!! Glad to hear that there is a great main character! Thanks for the great review!

  2. I loved Grave Mercy (favorite of 2012)! I've had this one since it released, but I never read it! My sister did, and was kind of meh about it. But historical fiction is one of my favorite genres! I'm glad you enjoyed Dark Triumph, Alex! :)

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