Nomination: Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I

LaFevers, Robin. Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I. 2012. 560p. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, $16.99 (9780547628349). Gr.10-up.

14-year old Ismae Rienne escapes an abusive husband, and is taken in by the mysterious Order of St. Mortain, a convent that swears to do the bidding of the God of Death. Equipped with a newfound sense of agency and understanding of the supernatural gifts she possesses, Ismae is trained to become a powerful assassin.

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