Waiting on Wednesday - Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers.

Mortal Heart
by Robin LaFevers
Series: His Fair Assassin, #3
Released on: November 4th, 2014
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Waited on by: Ellis

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Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn't mean she has.

But across Brittany, the tides of war are drawing ever nearer, with France pressuring the beleaguered duchess from all sides. Annith’s search for answers threatens to rip open an intricate web of lies and deceit that sit at the heart of the convent she serves. Yet to expose them threatens the very fabric of her existence and risks an unforeseen chance at love, one that she can no longer deny. Annith must carefully pick a path and, gods willing, effect a miracle that will see her country—and her heart—to safety.

No, but I don't think you understand the severity of the situation. I binged the first two books this past weekend. I fell in love. Absolutely no lifing whatsoever happened because priorities and extremism. (Really, I should thank my parents for their we eat at least once a day as a family, twice on the weekends rule because hahaha the thought of food wouldn't even have crossed my mind. I'm a danger to myself, I know.)

When I finished Dark Triumph (pure genius, btw) at two in the morning, I couldn't sleep. Because my book hangover was too major to start trying to care for a new fictional universe, I decided to exhaust myself using old school methods. Physical labour, I'm talking about physical labour. 

I present to you, my Mortal Heart Countdown a.k.a. Current Obsession Board (and also my hallway and no you are not allowed to judge):

(We're currently two squares closer but chances are high certain I'll buy the paperback, which releases two days later. SO MANY SQUARES, THOUGH.)

In any case, this is how I measure my life now. Yes, my mother walked in, took a look at it, was like "well then" and then swiftly left, but who caaaaares. The only thing I care about at the moment is this book.


  1. Your level of commitment to this book is impressive and I totally support it. I'm currently rereading Grave Mercy (ugh it's just so good) so I am on board with this choice and I understand the feeling of need this book brings out.

  2. I was SO CLOSE to picking up Dark Triumph at the store yesterday... I ADORED Grave Mercy so I have no idea why it's taken me so long to read the second one. I must do it before Mortal Heart arrives! Great choice this week! :)

  3. This is hilarious. I really need to get to Dark Triumph bc I have high hopes for that over Grave Mercy.

  4. LOL I love this! I'm afraid if I ever start making them my house will be full of them xD I really cannot wait to read this one, too. I really hope you'll enjoy it. Great pick :)

  5. We're WOW twins this week!! I'm so excited about this one. Haha, and I love your countdown board. :)

    Holly @ Part of that World

  6. Ellis. Elliiiiiiiis. Come talk to meeeeeeee. I know things and also adore this series, so I can ease your wait with squeals.


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