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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review- Dark Triumph by RL LaFevers

Dark Triumph
Robin LaFevers
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ISBN:  0547628382
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: Obsessed!!!!!!!!!
From Goodreads.

Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. Naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, the convent views Sybella as one of their most dangerous weapons.

But those assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?

This heart-pounding sequel to Grave Mercy serves betrayal, treachery, and danger in equal measure, bringing readers back to fifteenth century Brittany and will keep them on the edge of their seats.

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!!!! I laughed, I cringed, and I cried (ugly and happy tears) oh did I cry!

Ok had to get that out there hehehehe. No but really I was so in love with this book! I loved Grave Mercy I absolutely fell for Duval and I was sure there was no way that Robin was going to top my love for Grave Mercy with Sybella’s story in Dark Triumph but hell if she didn’t!
I was always intrigued with Sybella in Grave Mercy I know most people didn’t like her or, trust her but I always did. I knew there was something about her and why she acted crazy. Her story was absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking! What that poor girl had to go through was just nuts! No wonder why she seemed a little off balance in Grave Mercy. Oh and her unexpected ally as stated in the synopsis above? I will not say who it is but it’s someone we all know and love from the first book and as much as I love Duval; he sure came close to taking that spot as #1 in my heart. He didn’t but he came really close! ;)

Oh and for those fans of Grave Mercy don’t fret all of the characters from the first story are in this one as well and some new ones that you will absolutely adore!

I had a hard time picking just one passage in this story I has 12 bookmarked lol and I wanted to share without posting a certain someone’s name. So certain someone's a name is be redacted in this passage…..

---nods in agreement, then grins. “I’ve never met a lady who enjoys her work as much as I enjoy mine.”

“My work?”

“Killing. Assassin-ing.”

“What are you implying?”

He looks puzzled at the anger in my voice. “That you are very good at what you do. It was a compliment, nothing more.”

Of course, he would mean it as a compliment. “Just how many other lady assassins have you met?”

“Other than you? Only Ismae. And she seemed to approach her duty with more earnestness than true joy, whereas you come alive with a knife in your hand.”
Hotly uncomfortable with his assessment, I fall silent.

Do I enjoy killing? Is it the act itself that brings joy? Or do I embrace the sense of higher purpose it gives me?

Or is it that I simply enjoy doing that at which I excel, and there are few enough skills that I possess?

Go buy this book y’all you will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!1


  1. I was a bit worried about this book because I loved the first book SO MUCH and I didn't like how the first set of characters weren't going to lead this sequel's story but now . . . I'm definitely looking forward to this one!

    Great review!

  2. I just posted my review of Grave Mercy yesterday! I need to read this ASAP!

  3. I wasn't going to read the review but gah I can't help but devour any information about this book that I find. I'm looking forward to this even more now if that's even possible, lol.

  4. I loved Grave Mercy SO much (and Duval <3) so I'm super excited for this book. I'm so happy you loved this one as well. I must say that I was a bit disappointed to leave Duval and Ismae behind, but your review took that away. I can't wait to see Sybella's story! I already found her fascinating.


  5. I can't wait to read Sybella's story. I was intrigued by her in Grave Mercy. I never thought she was bad. Great review!! Now I am looking forward to this even more.

  6. Well, that's a perfect rating! I too am obsessed :-) Great review.

  7. You are spot on! This book man, this book!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to hug it, kiss and just love it for ever lol. Sybella was fabulous and that "someone" stole my heart!! Great review!


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