Review: Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3) by Robin LaFevers

mortal heartTitle: Mortal Heart
Author: Robin LaFevers
Series: His Fair Assassin #3
Published: November 4th, 2014 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Rating: 5/5 stars

You can click the cover to go to its Goodreads page.
Because these books are companion novels, I can give you the synopsis without spoiling the other books. I would recommend reading the other two books first though, you will get spoiled otherwise.

Synopsis: 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…

Review

I had high expectations before reading this book, since I loved Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph so much. And I am so happy to say that it didn’t disappoint at all.

Every single one of the books in this trilogy is very different, maybe because the main characters are as well. While Ismae was more introvert -I guess, for an assassin nun- and Sybella “broken” on the inside thanks to all the horrific things she’s been through, Annith is more religious and perhaps even more stubborn. All of the girls are Mortain’s handmaiden -Mortain is the god of Death- Annith is much more religious and believing than the other two because unlike them, she was raised in the convent from the moment she was a baby. That’s quite prominent in the book as she is much more worried/proud of her dedication to the god.

I really enjoyed Annith’s story even though you couldn’t really tell where it was going. For the other girls, they had their assignment from the abbess so you knew where they were going to go and what they had to do. Annith however, went out without an assignment which made it so suspenseful to read!

I loved every part of this book: how Annith became more confident about her abilities and person and how she actually got the courage to confront others; the way she cares for the girls at the convent and tries to protect them; her journey -especially the part with the hellequin. Everything. And I am going to admit: I never saw the big plot twists coming. They definitely took me by surprise!

I would recommend this trilogy to everyone. It’s so great: the characters are so deep and well-developed and the plot lines are just mind blowing. YOU NEED TO READ THIS. If you have, let me know what you thought of it, I’d love to hear your opinions.

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