Posts Categorized: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

2012, first in a series, historical fiction, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, review, Robin LeFevers, young adult 3 Comments

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtRelease date: April 3, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: His Fair Assassin #1 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… Read more »

Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, NetGalley, review, Sarah Porter, young adult 1 Comment

Lost Voices by Sarah PorterPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtRelease: July 4, 2011Source: NetGalleyRating: 4/5 Synopsis from HMH website: Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled… Read more »