Book Review: Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2012 Young Adult

Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers whisks you to 15th century Brittany with bold action and deep emotion. Ismae may be the child of god of death, but she has very human needs. I loved the strong writing, attention to detail and intimacy of this novel. Interestingly, the adult writing students to whom I read the first two pages aloud were aghast that this novel is meant for a young adult audience. But as with The Hunger Games, today’s YA readers demand both realism and well-crafted stories. Lafevers delivers in a powerful way.
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About Linda S. Clare

I'm an author, speaker, writing coach and mentor. I teach both fiction and nonfiction writing at Lane Community College and in the doctoral program as expert writing advisor for George Fox University. I love helping writers improve their craft and I'm both an avid reader and writer of stories about those with wounded hearts.

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