Hey all! Sorry I have been out of commission lately, but this Bird has a LOT going on. When I have a chance, I will post more about that later. But now I am very happy to be participating in The Armchair Squid 's first meeting of the Cephalopod Coffeehouse. Go grab a latte or a cuppa or whatever floats your boat because we're here to hang out and chat about our favorite book we read this month! If you are interested in joining, you can go check out the list and sign up over at the Squid's blog..
For me, the best book I read this month was a sequel. It was Dark Triumph, by Robin LeFevers and it was awesome. Dark Triumph is Book II in the Fair Assassin series. I loved reading this sequel for a number of reasons, the first being that our introduction to the main character Sybella happens in book one, Grave Mercy. Sybella shows up at a convent in the middle of the night, stark raving mad. But the nuns of Saint Mortain and their charges are not what you expect. There will be no coddling, no forgiveness preached or kindness taught to her there. Nope, the Good Sisters at Saint Mortain serve Lord Death. They are responsible for teaching all the young girls who enter their order the art of killing and seduction. The Sisters entice the girls into joining by promising to provide them with the means and the opportunity to exact revenge against the men who have wronged them.
Sybella's unpredictable nature and the haunting, tormented past that led her to the steps of Saint Mortain, is expertly revealed page by page in Dark Triumph. Sybella's story makes a very interesting read. I found myself not able to put this book down. Equally horrified at finding out what she lived through and what she has endured, as well as intrigued at what her present situation would bring, I was compelled to finish this book in two days!
This book is full of twists and turns, action, a broad spectrum of human emotion, romance, intrigue and kept my interest from page one straight through to the end. It could very easily be a stand alone, but I highly recommend reading Grave Mercy first- either way you can't go wrong with this series.
And now, (because I am the WORST Sunday school teacher ever) but mostly because I promised my pal Melanie from Sporkin' on Down the Road, please behold The World's Most Phallic-shaped Water bottle Ever Invented, courtesy of the American Heart Association. Hope it makes you laugh as much as it made me! Happy Friday Everyone!!
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