Author: Robin LaFevers
Number of Pages: 444
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date Published: Nov. 4, 2014
Source: Given to me by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing company for an honest review
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...
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Out of all the His Fair Assassin Series, this one is by far the best. Not only was it well written, like aways, the characters just made me giddy and happy. I absolutely loved Annith. But we will get into the characters later in this review. Mortal Heart was a heart throbbing read, that kept my heart pumping faster until the very last pages.
First off, like always, this book has a map. As I have said many times in my other reviews on books that have maps. I absolutely love them. It tells me that the author put time and dedication into what they wanted the world to look like, and this books map had me staring at it for quite some time, as the finest of details was put into this creation! Well done Robin LaFevers!
As I have said before, Annith out of all three sisters, was my favorite. Instantly at the beginning of Mortal Heart, I was able to connect with her instantly.
Annith hates that her sisters get to live in the outside world, caring out missions from their God - Mortain. She hates that she is trapped within the walls of the covenant and is being told she is to be the next seer. And when things get to much, she decides it is time to take destiny into her own hands. But does she truly know what lies ahead and can she cope with the dark secrets that lurk around every corner.
Annith is strong, brave, and read for an adventure. If only the Reverend Mother would see that she is ready. She has superior skill in all the ways to kill a man, yet can not put it into action. Until one day a girl shows up at the covenant. Now I do not believe this girl meant to put things into motion but she did. She was chosen, not even a few months into her stay at the covenant, for an assignment. Which, I believe, was the last straw for Annith. She decides to pack her bags and leave in the dead of night.
Throughout the book Annith, did what she want, but she was always afraid that Mortain - the God of Death - would disapprove. I enjoyed watching her grow as a character, and out of all the sisters, she grew the most. Just because of the fact that there are deep secrets that end up revealing themselves.
Now the relationship between Annith and Balthezar...I hope I spelt his name right...was quite interesting. There was always something about Balthezar that threw me through a loop hole but when I finally figured it out. Oh my goodness, I fell out of my seat in shock. I just could not believe what I was reading...I would tell you...but I am not a spoiler ;).
I loved watching them grow together threw Mortal Heart. You can definitely tell that there is romance between the two, but I feel that they both were denying it, especially Balthezar. I was upset that they wouldn't just get together already, but of course that was until the secret was revealed, and than I understood why.
I loved the world of His Fair Assassin, it kept me intrigued all the way until the last book. I am so glad that i was given the opportunity to review this book and the ability to read each book from this series. I loved how well Robin wrote the worlds and she knew exactly what she wanted. I had no problems with these books except that I want there to be a few more in the series! It just saddens me that they are done....are they done?
I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a good romance, adventure, and dark secrets. Of course there is fighting, killing, and a medieval realm that needs to be explored as well.
You Should: Buy it!!
xx Kat xx