Monday, July 8, 2019

Review: Courting Darkness

Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology, #1)
* First in a duology following the Grave Mercy trilogy *
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? - summary from the publisher

My Thoughts: I have been waiting for this book since it was announced - because I Loved the trilogy. And I so enjoyed this book. I loved being back in this world and with these characters. I loved watching the Duchess try to find her footing in the new household while maintaining her independence. I loved watching Sybella verbally battle with the Regent. I liked Sybella's moments with her sisters and how she tried so hard to protect them. I enjoyed getting to know Genevieve. I'm curious to see where her storyline will lead. With so much danger and plot twists, I couldn't put this book down. I can't wait to see what happens next! 

Cover Thoughts: It's lovely, but I do prefer the old covers
Source: ARC sent for review
Library Recommendations: A must have for your YA collection.

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