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Teaser Tuesday / May 22, 2012

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. Share two (2) โ€œteaserโ€ sentences from somewhere on that page
    BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesnโ€™t give too much away! You donโ€™t want to ruin the book for others!)
  4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week is:

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

“Where I truly excel is in the poison workshop with Sister Serafina, the soaking and stewing, pressing and distilling, learning the nature of all the deadly substances and how best to coax their poisons from them and combine them for the desired effect.”

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, Book 1)
by Robin LaFevers


I’m almost through with this book, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. The concept of assassin nuns is fantastic and unlike anything I’ve read before. There is a lot of political intrigue and shifty characters and of course, a budding romance between the two main characters. The book is well-written with a lot of historical detail, which does make it move a bit slower than I would like, but I’m still gripped! I highly recommend it to anyone that loves historical fiction!

22 Responses to Teaser Tuesday (15)

  1. Charlotte says:

    This book really looks interesting, can't wait to read it!

    Mine! (:

  2. Pamela says:

    I've heard a lot of good things about this one. The length of it is a bit daunting to me, but I think I'll read it at some point. Thanks for sharing. I love the teaser.

    Feel free to check out my teaser here.
    My recent post Review: Legend by Marie Lu

    • Daphne says:

      It is a bit long, but I have to say it remains interesting throughout. Thanks for your review of Legend, I can't wait to pick that up too!

  3. Kelley Lee says:

    Very good teaser. I am about to start reading this book next so that gives me an extra burst to read this current book a little faster so I can get to it!

    here is my TT

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  4. @TeaAndText says:

    Awesome teaser! I have this one on my TBR list!

    My Teaser Tuesday this week is The Zombie Survival Guide

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  5. New Follower. Great teaser, I am checking this out.

  6. Colletta says:

    Hearing about assassin nuns always cracks me up for some reason ๐Ÿ™‚ This is on my wishlist.

    Here's my teaser:


  7. Alison1805 says:

    Fab teaser Daph. I want this one too, it looks like my type of thing totally! Can't wait to see what you think of it when you're done ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Great teaser! I have been after this book for awhile now so will be looking for your review. Hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚
    My recent post Teaser Tuesday #23

  9. Emma says:

    Loved that book! Such a great teaser ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. yarethzia says:

    This book is right there…on my bookshelf.
    I guess I know what I'll be picking up next ๐Ÿ˜›
    my teaser is from Clarity;

  11. Maura says:

    Ooh Poison. Great teaser. Thanks for sharing.

    Maura @ Monster of Books
    My recent post Teaser Tuesday (May 22)

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