Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (October 5th)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin
by R.L. LaFevers

Summary (from GoodReads)

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?

Well doesn't this sound promising? We have a girl being trained as an assassin (which likely means "to kick ass"), a society worshipping ancient Gods, a love interest who might wind up dead, and Death as an actual character. What's not to love? This looks like it could have some serious potential and I am totally dying to check it out. Will the actual book be as amazing as the summary? Only time will tell. But I look forward to finding out. How about you? 

I wanted to make sure that I shared where I found this. Why? Because right now, there is a chance that you could win an ARC of Grave Mercy or several other awesome looking books:

-- Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
-- Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
-- Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne
-- The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen
-- My Family for the War by Anne G. Voorhoere

So, how do you get in on this awesome opportunity? Glad you asked. Hop over to The Party Pony, read the rules for the giveaway, and enter. Good luck and have fun! 

So what's your pick this week? Anyone else interested in Grave Mercy? Which of the books in The Party Pony's giveaway would you love to read? I'd love to know so feel free to leave a comment. :)

22 comments:

  1. Whoa! Definitely a great choice! By the cover, I would've just glanced over it, but thanks for sharing. The synopsis is very intriguing. :)

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  2. Okay, wow, this sounds really, really awesome and I'm going to eagerly look forward to it now. Thank you for bringing it to my attention and for stopping by! :)

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  3. I really like the synopsis, thanks so much for sharing!!

    check out my wow: http://shortandsweetreviews.blogspot.com/2011/10/wow-waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  4. The Handmaiden of Death wicked cool! Love the sound of this one.
    Great pick! Also thanks for the heads up about the giveaway. Going over to check it out.

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  5. Sounds interesting! =) I'll check this out too! Thanks for sharing =)

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  6. Never heard of this one, but hope you don't have to wait too long to get your hands on a copy :)

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  7. Nice choice! I love the tag-line for this. I'll have to keep an eye out for Grave Mercy. Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you for stopping by The Bookish Babes!

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  8. This is the first I hear of this book it sounds pretty good!

    giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  9. Thanks for stopping by. Great choice, this one sounds really good. I haven't heard of it before but I will be adding it to my list.

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  10. Oh dear, oh dear. Love, love, love. It sure does come in the most inconvenient times.

    Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

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  11. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds interesting.

    My WOW

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  12. OMG I'VE HEARD OF THIS. I REALLY REALLY WANT TO READ IT D: OMG OMG OMG, you are so FREAKING AWESOME. Thank you for sharing that giveaway link <3

    Demi @ Only Somewhat Queer

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  13. Hm. Interesting choice. Don't think I've seen this book before. Thanks for stopping by!

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  14. This book does sound really interesting. I like the mix of hiding in the convent just to learn that you are Death's assassin. Talk about ironic.

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  15. sounds good!

    i follow you here!

    here's my WOW post! Stop by and let me know what your fav read has been so far this year!! I also posted a review of my WOW..so technically I guess I already finished with my waiting!

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-review-of-pledge.html

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  16. Great pick! SOunds very interesting. [:

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate

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  17. This one sounds like it'll be really exciting. The assassin part sounds super promising! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. This is the first I've heard of this book but you're right- a female assassin is certainly worth reading about:)

    Thanks for visiting my blog:)

    Sarah @ Random Thoughts

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  19. That's exactly what I thought! Trained assassin = totally kickass heroine = ridiculously excited me :D This sounds like such an incredibly unique story and SO awesome. I really hope you love it!

    And OMG, thanks so much for linking to that incredible giveaway! I'm dying to read Born Wicked, Bloodrose and Harbinger!!

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