Author: Robin LaFevers
Series: Book Three in My Fair Assassins Trilogy
Published By: HMH Books For Young Readers (November 4, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Historic/Paranormal
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
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...
It is never easy seeing a series end, more often than not, it is bittersweet and sad. But along with the sadness, there is always that bit of excitement too, to see how it all finally comes together and end. This is one series that with each new book, I have fallen more and more in love with the writing, the rich attention to detail, and the rather original plot line of a convent of not nuns but servants of death, female assassins of Mortain.
It was easy getting caught up in the storyline and while yes these books are long and full of detail they are also so fascinating that you can't help but want to read more and you become engrossed in the storyline. These books aren't just a pretty cover or pretty words written on a page. They have substance with characters while serving a god, are anything but whole or perfect.
Annith was everything I was hoping she would be from the small glimpses we see of her in the other books. She is tough, fierce, and a fighter. She doesn't have all the answers but she is willing to go out and get them.
Balthazaar was...he was amazing. Like the previous other men from the series, he was swoon worthy and mysterious and just...so much more. I can't go into detail about him but just know that I loved him and he was perfect for Annith. They truly made each other whole.
Best of all, we get glimpses of all our favorites. Where they are, how they are doing and the missions they have been on.
Throw in a whole bunch of things that no one saw coming, twists, reveals, lies, truths, love and you really had an amazing ending to the series. So rich in historic detail and that slight paranormal edge that this truly is a series that is irresistible. I am so very sad to see it all end but so very excited at the same time with how it all came together. I truly couldn't have asked for anything more.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review*
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