Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
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Age Range: Young Adult
Pages: 385 pages
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Our Rating: 5 stars!
When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain half mad with grief and despair the convent were only too happy to offer her refuge - but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she could become one of their most dangerous weapons.
But her assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to the life that nearly drove her mad. Her father's rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother's love is equally monstrous. But when Sybella discovers an unexpected ally she discovers that a daughter of Death may find something other than vengeance to live for...
When I first picked up this book I must admit I was disappointment because I was hoping it would continue Ismae's story. I hadn't really liked the glimpses of Sybella we were given in Grave Mercy, however I was determined to give this book a try. I never expected to love it even more than the first.
Dark Triumph starts with some overlap from Grave Mercy, but told from Sybella's perspective. She has been forced to go back to the family that raised her, to the very man who is trying to force the Duchess into marriage so he can control the country. There are so many secrets that come to light that really explain how Sybella became a deadly assassin & it is impossible not to fall in love with her. Her relationship with Beast is such a huge part of the book & rightly so! The two seem to be cut from the same cloth and are the perfect pair, saving one another several times throughout the book.
This series so far has proven to be quite a surprise, with its unique storyline and dynamic characters, it is impossible not to become completely hooked!