Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekend Book Give-Away: Grave Mercy

This week's book has lots of buzz...and 26 people waiting for a chance to read it!  But you might be able to get an advanced readers copy of Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers just by posting in this blog!

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Girl assassin!  Handmaidens to Death!  This sounds fresh and exciting.  To get a chance to win this awesome book, tell me about the most unconventional career you have considered pursuing, and why you think it would be awesome.  Opera singer? Flea circus ringleader? Master oatmeal maker?  Winner will be selected with Random Number Generator on Tuesday June 26, 2012. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.


Hwa Sun Kang said...

I wanted to be a princess. And not just ANY princess, but a Disney princess.

Maddy E. said...

The craziest job I would want is water slide tester. You travel around the world testing the fun-ness of new waterslides! It would be so much fun to travel around the world, testing water slides and getting paid to do it!

Ashtastic The Great said...

Haha Master Oatmeal Maker...definitely.
No, for the longest time (And still in the back of my mind) I wanted to be a detective/forensic scientist. But then I realized that not only are there nine hojillion fields of forensic science, but you also have to be observant (I'm not) and there's a chance I'd see a dead thanks.
So, now I want to be a librarian...the change is dramatic

Noah said...

Well...don't tell my mom, but I've been secretly training myself for a back up career in case my other back up career fails...
and that would be a contortionist. I've already decided that if my other two job choices don't work out, I'm going to run away with the circus to work as a professional contortionist. It's been decided.

Or I'll be a professional hipster. Drinking endless coffee and taking crappy 'vintage' photographs wouldn't be a bad way to spend my day.

Dawn said...

I absolutely LOVE these answers. Me, I wanted to be an opera singer. Or go into advertising. Hmmm.

R#G picked #4...Noah! Will send Grave Mercy to Amanda at Marysville Library. She will let you know when it comes in :)