Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
There are A LOT of books that are currently on my wishlist at the moment but the one that came to mind first was Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers.
Summary (from Goodreads): 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?
Why is this book on my wishlist?: Firstly, just look at the cover! Female assassin with a crossbow in medieval clothing? I adore kick-ass heroines and I can’t help but assume that Ismae is going to be incredible to read. I love the synopsis – I’m not sure this book could sound any more exciting and interesting. I have already ordered a copy and I’m keeping an eye on the mailbox… I can’t wait to start reading this book!