Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sentinel Book tour & Review: Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

So, today I am part of the Sentinel Tour!! Sentinel is the last book in Jennifer L. Armentrout's Covenant series.  I am really excited to be a part of this book tour, because this is one of my all time favorite series, ever. And I come to you with a review for the novella Elixir. This is book 3.5 in this series. But first I will give you all the information for this book and the tour.

The Tour started October 27th and ends November 2nd

The Link to the complete tour is HERE

Sentinel releases the same day that the tour ends, November 2nd by Spencer Hill Press.


Now on to the review.

Grade Butterflies
Series: The Covenant #3.5 (duh) (#1 Review: #2 Review: #3 Review & #4 Review)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: Paperback 80 Pages


Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. 
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for. 
Even if it means making war against the gods.

It's no secret that I am team Aiden all the way. I've been team Aiden since the first scene he was in. He is such a dynamic and amazing character. So, when this first came out I was so freaking exited to read it!! A novella from Aiden's POV, hell yeah! And I went in this with excitement, but also warily.  I've read novella's from the love interest POV before and 2 out of 3 times it will be such a disappointment. So, I was really afraid that this would be too, but I had nothing to fear because it was amazing!! This was everything I think a novella should be.

Let me elaborate a little bit. I think novellas that are set in the middle of two books should have at least some of these characteristics; if it's from another POV than the original story is, than it should be in he/her mind. I think it should have their thoughts on things and memories of past scenes, I think it should feel like you are in their mind, instead of the new POV being a gimmick that the author used to make fans buy this novella. Which I have encountered before. And this novella did this very well. It felt like Aiden's story. It felt like you where actually with him when all this crap started happening and you felt his pain and his emotions. Which was so freaking amazing to read, because I was in Aiden's head *fangirls immensely*!! We got to see what he thought of people and things, it was just really great!!

The second thing that's on my criteria for novellas is when its in the middle of books (we are now calling them "between novellas") is setting up the plot for this next one. I want between novellas to give us insight of what will happen in the next book and foreshadow a bit. I want it to continue on from the last one just enough to give us insights on the next book and maybe even show a new side, a new dynamic on a few things. However, At the same time I want it to have a plot of it's own I don't just want it all to be a set up. This book nailed this! The plot had everything I just stated! It had it's own plot moving forward while at the same time giving us insights for the next book. And it was just really amazing to read!! After reading this I was so freaking anxious for Apollyon to come out, because this plot was just so good and addicting!!

This book was everything I expected and wanted!! It didn't just meat my expectations it blew them out of the water. I just loved this!!! I loved being in Aiden's head and seeing how he thinks and seeing why he did certain things. I just loved it!! I just loved how it actually felt like we were seeing through Aiden's eyes. I loved how it had it's own plot, but still setting up for the next one. I just thought it was an amazing novella!!! And I can't wait for Sentinel is released!!

This book got...

 5 Butterflies
Blew me away, one of the best books ever.

Buy Links:

Author Bio:

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. 

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. 

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

That's it for today. If you haven't started this series do so now! I am not kidding, this series is just so amazing!!
Happy reading

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: Covenant #3 (#1 Review & #2 Review)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencher Hill Press
Pages: Paperback, 330 pages.

Goodreads Summary

"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "

Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden. 

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome. 

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed. 

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate..

This book is by far my favorite in the series! This book is the turning point of "think something bad is going to happen" to "something freaking bad just happened and holy crap people are dying". This is the book where the world was goes from shaky ground to outright war. It is so freaking amazing!! if your going to skip some of the books in this series, because they're to much like Vampire Academy skip up until this point. Because you should not miss this book!!!

The plot, oh my god, the plot in this book is so freaking amazing!! And I totally saw that thing about Apollo coming!! I hit the nail right on the head on that point (and also on the Seth point), but the rest of the turns and twists shocked me to my core. This author isn't afraid to kill of characters, even the main ones, which made this book really nerve racking in the end scenes. This plot is just so good, it isn't only captivating, it's entrancing, spellbinding, it was just so freaking outstanding!! And the cliff-hanger made me want to pull my hair out. You can't leave a book like that!!

And there wasn't just "holy crap, they're all going to die!" twists, but also really good ones that make you so freaking happy!! Which made this book even more nail-biting, because you want these characters to be happy and they're so close to being happy, but than all this crap happens that prevents them from being totally happy. And it's just like "please don't kill these characters, just make them happy".

I can't really say more, because it's just an outstanding, captivating, heart-stopping book. The characters are still really great and I'm starting to like Marcus a bit more, which I'm happy about, because it means that even the side characters are getting depth to them. This book was just an outstanding book that it's not only one of my favorites for this series, but also one of my favorite books overall.

This book got...

 5 Butterflies
Blew me away, one of the best books ever.

Happy reading

Monday, October 28, 2013

Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: Covenant #2 (Covenant #1 review)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: Paperback, 329 pages.

Goodreads Summary

There is need. And then there is Fate. 
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon--and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude--or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

I loved Half-Blood, so of course I got my hands on a copy of this book as fast as I could and read it as fast as I could. And holy crap this was amazing!! So, I read this one quite a while ago, like right when it came out. So, I don't remember all this little details, but I do remember how much I loved it!! It was so good!! This book breaks your heart then mends it just to break it into a million pieces again.

The plot in this book was really good. It was a little slow in same places, but the whole mysterious aspect keeps you captivated throughout the whole book. It was just so awesome!! I also really liked how we got to see more of the pure and half-blood world in this book. Before we got the run down of the system and we were at the school, but this time we get to see more of the heart of this world. We got to see how their trials work, we got to see both the good things and then the horrors of this world, namely the elixered servants. We just got to see a lot more of this world and that made it seem a lot more real.

I like how Jennifer L. Armentrout is doing this, she isn't laying down everything about this world in the first book. She is giving us more pieces and facts about this world with each new book. Which I really like, because it means that you rarely get info dumped and it's just really great to see the world grow with each new book.

Speaking of growing, the characters got a lot more depth in this one. Alex got more depth and more kick-assery and Aiden also got some more depth and it's really sweet because you see how much he loves her, even though he won't admit it.And I kind of hate to admit it but Seth got more depth, because he was in this book more than the last one. Before I go farther I need to say something about Seth, I hate him. I hate him, because I feel like all he thinks about is himself. I am honestly baffled on how people can like this guy for a love interest, I mean seriously how can you? The perfect example of this is when he and Alex where training in this book and he somehow sucks power out of her and for a little while got really powerful. And he was standing there in awe of his awesome amazing powers and shooting rocks, completely oblivious to the fact that Alex is about to pass out, because he sucked the energy right out of her. This scene made me really suspicious of him, because the girl you say you have feelings for is fighting not to pass out and you don't even notice?

Also, I am in love with the relationship between her and Aiden (Team Aiden all the way!). They are just perfect for each other and you can feel their chemistry through the pages. It's one of my favorite book relationships I have read.

Overall, this is a really amazing sequel to a really great book!! I love this book and I love the rest of the series and I can not wait for the last one to come out!

This book got....

 4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

Happy reading

Cover Reveal: The Wolf of Descarta by

Today I come to you with a cover reveal and this one of for The Wolf of Descarta by Daniel Pike. I thank every body who is involved for allowing me to be a part of this cover-reveal. 
Anyway, on the the reveal


 I like this cover, but it paints a completely different book then what the summary does. This one makes me think that it will be kick-A and there will be a lot of fights and battle, while the summary makes it seem more of a love story. But it looks good either way. 

Book Description:

**Jaren Reese is just another red collar, trapped at the bottom of Descarta’s genetic caste system. But in the Dream Box he can forge a new digital identity for himself. In the Dream box, he is Balmus the Wolf Knight.
Balmus has long since carried a torch for the linker Petra but he doesn’t know her, not really. Outside of the Dream Box she is nothing more than a fantasy, a dream that is out of his reach. But Brea is the real thing. A living and breathing person outside of the Dream Box and Jaren needs to decide if he is willing to give up his fantasy for reality. 
But when the Dream Box that Jaren depends on crashes due to the evolution of a hostile A.I. life form, a secret military branch commissions a team of gamers and hackers to go back into the corrupted Dream Box to eliminate the threat and Jaren is given the chance of a lifetime, though it comes at a price and Jaren needs to decide just how much he’s willing to loose because the war about to be waged will be one on two fronts- the corporeal and the virtual.

So, what do you think of the cover?
Happy reading

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (62)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly theme hosted by Tynga's reviews . Feel free to join in if you want. In this theme I showcase all the books I got this week.

Again, this week I only got library books, which is fine since they're look really good.

Venom by Jennifer Estep.
I love this series and I want to start reading it again. So I decided to re-read this one and go from here.

Zombie-loan 01 by Christine Shilling
This was just a random mange I saw on  the shelves and decided to get.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
I've heard amazing things about this book!! And it looks right up my alley, so I got it.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
I've read a few Holly Black books and I've heard that this is a really good book. Although, I was hesitant to get it because it's about vampires and I am so done with that subject. But I've read to many good reviews about it that I had to pick it up when I saw it.

That's y relatively small haul, what was yours?
Happy reading

Friday, October 25, 2013

Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Grade4.5 Butterflies
Series: Covenant #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press 
Pages: Paperback 281 pages. 

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

This was my first ever Jennifer L. Armentrout book, who is now my favorite author. I was just browsing through the Barnes and Noble website and I found this book and it was cheap so I got the e-book version of it. I devoured this book in almost one sitting! I loved it! And it started my obsession with every Jennifer L. Armentrout book out there.

I loved this world. I thought  it was really cool and inventive and an really interesting twist on Greek Mythology. I just really enjoyed reading this world. It's a world that really sticks to you and the author wrote it in such a way that makes it seem real to you. Which makes it ten time better.

I also really loved this plot!! It grabs your attention and never lets it go, I just loved this plot!! And even though the star-crossed lovers thing have been done a lot in other books and movies and TV shows, Jennifer L. Armentrout somehow makes it feel new and interesting. I've read books that have the Star-crossed lovers theme in it and it's either the cheesiest thing ever or it feels so used that I can barely like the romance. But in this one I really liked it and it added another flavor to the plot.

Speaking of the romance I loved it in this book! Even though they don't get together, or barely get together, in this one there is still so much chemistry between them. You can feel their chemistry on the pages when you read the book. I also really liked these two together. I feel like their perfect for each other, they balance each other out and there just so good together.

I'll now talk about the thing that makes this book really controversial. I myself have never read the Vampire Academy series so I can not myself say this for certain if this is actually like it, but I've heard from a lot of bloggers and a lot of bloggers I trust, that this book is so much like the Vampire Academy books. They say that the plot structure is the exact same and the characters are really similar and it feels like the VA series. However, I also heard that it's only the first book that's like this. The second book is slightly like the second VA book and after that they are nothing alike. At all.

So, I would still recommend this book to you, but not if you are just reading it to compare it to the Vampire Academy series. If you are, don't read it. Because if you are looking for similarities you will find them. If you compare VA to any book or compare a book against another book, of course you're going to find similarities. Go into it with an open mind and if you do that and still hate it because of the similarities that's fine, just don't go into it trying to find similarities.

Overall, I loved this book!! And I love the rest of the series!! This series is just outstanding and amazing!! I can not wait for the last one to release!! I just need to see what happens next!!

This book got...

4.5 Butterflies
Beautiful, this is a great book. 

Happy reading

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (37)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Character Names I Love or Top Ten Unusual Character Names

Since most of my fav names are also ones that are a little unusual these two go hand in hand for me. 

Yelelna from Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
I love this name and I love this character!! However, how do you pronouce this name? Because I could never figure that out.

Isra from Of Beast and Beauty by Stacy Jay
This name just sounds really pretty when you say it and I feel like this is one of those rare times when a name really fits a character. This name just really fits her, she seems like an Isra.

Gem from Of Beast and Beauty
I really like this name, even before I read this book I always liked characters who were named this. Although this is the first time a character in book I read had it. Before this it was just TV shows and movies. 

Katniss Everdean from the Hunger Game Trilogy by  Suzanne Collins 
You can not tell me that Katniss isn't a freaking awesome name, because it is a freaking awesome name.

Charlaina Hart from The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

I like this name, because it sounds so elegant and Queen-like, which is probably why the author named her that.

Dee Black from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I just love this name! If I could rename myself I would pick Dee.

Ana from Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
I don't know if this is pronounce like Anna or something different, but I think it's a really cool name.

Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Again, this name is really freaking awesome! I think it sounds cool and exotic and it sounds like a fantasy name. When I see it I think of fantasy worlds like the one this book is set in and all the other ones I've read. 

Naji from The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

This is just a really cool name.

Lola Nolan from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. 
This name is just s perky and upbeat. And it's another one where the name fits the character. Lola seems like a Lola.

That's my list, what's yours?
Happy reading

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (61)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly theme hosted by Tynga's reviews . Feel free to join in if you want. In this theme I showcase all the books I got this week.

Last week I got no books. No books. This barely happens to me. I usually get at least one book in a week so this really shows how hectic school has been. However, this week I at least got a few books. Also there was something really exciting at my library!!

The Essence by Kimberly Derting
I read The Pledge a while ago and really loved it and I got this from the library a few months ago and never read it *runs in shame*. So when I saw at my library I had to get again.

Hidden by Sophie Jordan
I read the first two in the series a little while ago. A little while means about two years. And I want to finish this series so I got it from the library.

Story time!!
So for the past month or two I've been seeing these pics on the interweb of libraries doing this "blind date" thing where they wrap a book up in white paper so you can't see what it is and put them on display. And you randomly pick one and check it out and you open it when you get home to see what you got. So, basically its a blind date with a book. And I love this idea, I always thought it sounded like fun you know. And guys, guys my library did this!!!! So of course I had to get one!! Although I'm sad they're only did it for a week and I didn't have time to get another one, but I got one.


I got Blood Prophecy by Alyxandra Harvey
This is both exciting and disappointing. Exciting because it was my blind date!! Disappointing, because I haven't read this series and it's the 6th one.

That's what I got this week, what did you get?
Happy reading

Friday, October 18, 2013

Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent.

Grade: Butterflies
Series: Unbound #1
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Mira
Pages: Paperback, 436

Goodreads summary

Bound by blood, condemned by fate

As a bloodtracker, Liv is extremely powerful. And in a world where power is a commodity that can get you killed, Liv's learnt to survive by her own rules.

Rule number one? Trust no one.

But when a friend's daughter goes missing, Liv is bound by a potent magical oath. She can't rest until the child is safe.
And that means trusting her dangerous ex, Cam.

A sinister prophecy tells that she and Cam will be the death of each other, yet Liv's tired of being a slave to destiny. She's ready to play the forces controlling her world at their own game.

No matter what the cost.

I love Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series. It is one of my favorite series of all time! And I wanted to read more of her books. So, I got a copy of this one from the library and started it right away and holy crap this book was good! Rachel Vincent did it again, of course it didn't really get to the level that is Soul Screamers, but this book was not a disappointment. The plot was freaking fantastic, it was fast paced and it was enjoyable to read. Although the characters weren't amazing, but besides that this book was great!!

This plot was really, really good! It grabs your attention and never lets it go. The pages just fly through your fingers at some points. However, there where some places that got a little slow, but even than it kept your attention. Also, it isn't until you get like half way in that you realize how intricate of a plot this is. It's like there are so many of these threads throughout the whole book, some are the main threads and other are sides threads and some others are threads that you never think matter. But every single one of them connects, they all go back to one another. If that made any sense to anyone.

I also really liked the world that it's set in. I really liked reading the powers people had and the whole social statues that was the world. I also really liked how the author wrote this, because she gave us enough info at the best pace possible. You are never info-dumped when she was explaining the world or the powers or the political situation. And whenever you start getting confused on the world and whatever in it (besides the main mystery in the plot) it would get explained. Excluding the beginning, I was almost never confused with the world at all.

The next thing is something I never encountered in a book before. So, I said that I didn't get info-dumped because of the world building, which is true. However, I still got info-dumped, but it was a plot info-dump.  Wait what, you say. I'll explain, there where times in the plot where they would solve a question and because of that they are able to solve another and because of that they where able to solve another, ect.. It was like a chain reaction and you would get so info-dumped at these times that I had to re-read a few pages just to keep it all straight in my head. I don't think this is the author's fault, I just think that's how the plot developed, but it still hindered my reading experience.

A thing that I had mix feelings about where the characters. I loved Liv! She was just an amazing character to read. She was just really strong even though she was in this crappy situation and I admired that. However, even though I loved Liv I almost had no feelings for the rest of the characters. I liked Cam, but I didn't love him and those are my same exact thoughts for the other characters. Like every character but Liv weren't memorable.

One of my favorite parts of this book was the ending. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole ending scene and that cliffhanger just killed me! After finishing this one I was so excited and nervous to start the next one, but wait, what? The next book isn't off Liz and Cam's story? It's about Kori's?

What. The. Heck.

You don't leave a book with a cliffhanger and not continue the story in the next book! You don't do that!

Aside from the characters and the ending, I really enjoyed this book! It was fast paced, captivating, the plot was freaking fantastic, it was a really great book! I would recommend it to anyone who likes Rachel Vincent and fantasy.

This book got...

 4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

Happy reading

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Predictions and Hopes (3) Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

So, I came up with this segment and it is where I'll be spotlighting a couple books and telling you my hopes and predictions for it. The only thing is that the book can't be already released and has to be a next installment in a series. Also, tell my in the comments if you have or know another segment called Hopes and Predictions.

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love"

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best of dystopian and paranormal and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.

This book is one of my most anticipated 2014 release. I love this series, all of the books so far are outstanding and I have so many high hopes for this one. So I really hope that this book meets the bar that has been set for it, not just by me but by the whole fandom. Besides this being the next book in a fantastic series it is also the last one and in my opinion the last book in the series should always be the best. So I really hope that Tahereh Mafi can deliver an outstanding book that will blew the readers away. I know that's a lot to expect for this book, but again it's the last one and I always have high expectations for the last in a series.

Besides hoping it will just generally be a good book, I also hope that the war is more in the plot. I feel like these books are about the war, but there hasn't been a lot of waring going on. There were a few battles in the last one, but we weren't really that involved in the war. I also hope that there is a hug epic ending battle. I want this to end with a bang.

Th last thing that I want to happen in this book is I don't want either of the love interests to die. I just hate it when an author resolves a love triangle by killing one of the love interest off.  I just hate this, because than it doesn't feel like she/he choose the person, it feels like they're just settling for that person. And I just really don't want that to happen with this series. Also I don't want to see either of them die.

That's what I really hope to happen in this book. I didn't have any predictions for this book, because I'm a little afraid to. I don't want anyone to die in this one and I don't want it to break my heart.

So, what do you hope/think will happen in this one?
Happy reading

Monday, October 14, 2013

Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LeFevers

Grade4.5 Butterflies
Series: His Fair Assassin #2
Author: Robin LeFevers
Publisher: Houghton Miffin Books for Children            
Pages: Hardcover, Pages 385

Goodreads Summary

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. The convent views Sybella, naturally skilled in the arts of both death and seduction, 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. 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 review is a long time coming. I read this a months ago and just could never write the review for it. I don't know why since I loved it, but I finally sat down and told myself I had to write this review, whether are not it kept me up all night writing it, I would write this review.

This book was one of my most anticipate books of 2013. I read Grave Mercy at the end of 2012 and I fell in love with the characters and the writing and the world. So, naturally I was super excited for this book. And when I read it I fell even more in love with the world and characters this author has created. This writer flawlessly weaves a dark captivating tale that will leave you breathless and on the edge of your set the whole time.

This book is a much more dark and personal story than Grave Mercy. In Grave Mercy it is more about the politic story and this plot still has that in it, but this one is a much more raw, dark, personal book about the horrors that Sybella went through and is still going through. And how it warped her and her straggling not to let it define her and make her a bad person.  Sybella straggles with the fear that she will end up as evil as her family is. This plot was amazing!! It was just such an emotional ride and you just root for Sybella the whole way through. Also a word of warning, when it's reveled what made Sybella snap and go crazy and somehow end up in the covenant you won't believe it. It is such an awful thing!! I just stared at the page for like 5 minutes before it sunk in. It's no wonder she went crazy.

The characters in this book where amazing!! I didn't know whether or not I would like Sybella, because she wasn't really there in the first book, but I ended up loving her character!! Like in the last one LeFevers does a phenomenal job at character development. Sybella felt like a real person, not just a character and it wasn't just Sybella. It's like every single character has amazing depth, even the side characters.

While the plot mostly resolves around Sybella's life and her fears and strengths, the political aspect of the plot is still here. It is actually a big part of the plot in the middle of the book. Which is really great because it made the plot even better, because that lead to some intense battle scenes, which where amazing!!!

The one and only thing that was remotely close to being bad in this book was the romance. The romance was insta-love. They fell for each other in like three days. And at first I hated it because they are perfect for each other!! I just love them together and hated how unrealistic it was!! However, after a while Robin LeFevers come through, because even though it's insta-love it's not read like insta-love. I can't tell you why, because I don't want to spoil it, but there is a lot of tension between them that makes you forget about the insta-love.

Overall this book will make you fall in love all over again with the outstanding characters and plot that Robin LeFevers wrote flawlessly! It was amazing!! And Robin LeFevers did the impossible, she made me like insta-love. Why I liked it so much is because those two characters are just completely perfect for each other. If you haven't started this series yet, do so now because it will take your breath away!

Also I would advise only 14 year olds and up to read this, because it does have very dark and sometimes disturbing content in it.

This book got..

4.5 Butterflies
Beautiful, this is a great book. 

Recommended if you like: Assassin books and Historical Fiction.

Happy reading