Courting Darkness

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A book about an assassin and her struggle to find her sister in arms. Sybella is an assassin from St. Mortains convent. A daughter of death, able to see the souls of those killed and to hear heartbeats from afar, she must use her knowledge and skill to navigate deadly politics and reunite with her sister before her and the Queen’s time is over. The plot was believable and one hundred percent original. It made sense but I felt some scenes dragged on. One part that held my interest significantly was when Sybella’s sister was giving birth and something went wrong. You get to know the characters enough for the story. In this book, you are supposed to go off of Sybella’s inferences and assumptions so I’d say I got to know the characters well. The language flowed well in some places and in others, it just seemed to drag on and on and the plot was lost in a bit of an over-detailed moment. Other than that the writing was intriguing and well constructed. I believe people ages fifteen and up should read this book based on knowledge and content. Their interest should be romance, action, and history. This style of writing reminds me somewhat of P. Anastasia the author of the Fates Awoken series in the aspect of politics and romance together with a touch of adventure thrown in. I would recommend this book because it is an extremely interesting book despite some confusion and dragging on of scenes. This was a crazy tale in which twists and turns happen in an instant, all through the perspective of a trained assassin. It was spectacular and anyone will enjoy reading it.

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Author Robin LaFevers
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 512 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2019-02-05
ISBN 9780544991194
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Issue May 2019
Category Young Adult


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