Review: Book: Courting Darkness- Robin LaFevers


Title: Courting Darkness

Series: Courting Darkness Duology #1

Author’s Name: Robin LaFevers

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA Historical

Page Count: 512 Pages

ISBN: 0544991192 (ISBN13: 9780544991194)

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Link to Amazon purchase page: Courting Darkness

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Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Death wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…

Sybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters, trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. But she has a new mission now. In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all, she agrees to accompany the duchess to France, where they quickly find themselves surrounded by enemies. Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates, disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find them.

Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. When tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the convent.

As Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer, the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge. Will they find each other in time, or will their worlds collide, destroying everything they care about?

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I did not read the series that this was the spin off from before reading this book. I do like the characters…..well most of them. Genevieve. There were times I just wanted her to go away, but that is just me. I did like Sybella. This is told from the two of their point of view. I do need to now read the second book in this duology. This did give me a lot to think about.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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