Grave Mercy

By Robin LaFevers. Houghton, $16.99 (9780547628349). Gr. 9–12.


This dark, sophisticated novel, true to fairy-tale conventions, follows fifteenth-century Ismae, a handmaiden to Motrain, the god of Death, as she tries to protect a young duchess.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)