Weekly Book Recommendations

I'm a day late posting this, I wasn't feeling very good yesterday and didn't feel like getting out of bed all day. I was able to listen to the audiobook of Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (I have posted that review so check it out because it was AMAZING!) So, I will be recommending some books with assassins in them! (Seriously, give Grave Mercy a try. Two Words: ASSASSIN NUNS!)



Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.


Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.


But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.


The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.


The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.



Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.


She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.


She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.


With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.



About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.


And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.


As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear...



For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city's most accomplished artist.


For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.


But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death.

© 2015 by Caitlyn E. Lloyd