Mortal Heart

By Robin LaFevers

Source: Received from the publisher at BEA

Series: His Fair Assassin #3

Received from the publisher at BEA, for free, for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Publication Date: November 4, 2014

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers

My Rating: four-stars

Mortal Heart

Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

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…

I loved both Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph, and I was so excited to receive an ARC of this, the third book in the trilogy, at BEA earlier this year.

Right away, I need to say that this was my favourite book of the three. I have always been curious about Annith, and her role in the series. I loved finally getting to learn more about Annith and her past.

Nearly everything about this book was working so well for me: the action, the romance, the sense of adventure, and the connections with the first two books in the series.

I do wish I’d had more of Sybella, Ismae, and Annith together, because I so loved seeing the three friends finally reunited.

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the story lost something for me towards the end. Maybe it was the pacing, but whatever it was, I kept losing focus and wasn’t enjoying the book as much as I had been, which sounds silly because it was right at the end of this epic trilogy!

If you’ve read and loved the first two books in this series, I’m certain you’ll enjoy this last book! This series is truly a must read. I’m sad that it’s over but can definitely see myself rereading all three books in the future.

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