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Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers

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Trang’s back with a BOOK REVIEW! 😀 Saying how much I love this book would be an understatement. So let me give you an example instead. I enjoyed this book so much that I had to put down the book several times to slow the pace down and the moment I learned that this is a spinoff of a series, I had to pick up His Fair Assassin trilogy that comes with it. #DEDICATION am I right?

I read a lot of mixed reviews about this book so I would say to give it a go on your own and maybe I can convince you that is going to worth your time 😉


  1. The World Building is extremely well done and researched for. Sure, when you dig in, you will be a bit lost but it backs you up afterwards. Of course, it would help if you read the trilogy (before or after). Reading the trilogy made me love this book even more. Highly recommended.

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  1. It’s all about women empowerment and young women being bad-asses in the fifteenth century. The story follows Sybella and Geneviv, daughers of Death. Gods, assassins nuns… you’ll find a bunch of interesting characters.
  2. Yes, sometimes the plot builds slowly and you are wondering yourself am I reading a historical fiction or fantasy.. but do not give up for there are amazing fighting scenes that are fun and they compensate for the slow pace.
  3. It doesn’t shy away from dark and disturbing themes and violence. I find it deals with really mature concepts and I know it’s a personal preference, so if you know you may have some triggers.. I will advise you to be aware of them and not read the book.
  4. Human dynamics complexity at its best. The whole book seems more like a politically-influenced game. It’s fascinating how alive those characters feel. From their core values to their behaviours, the author had given them depth and the perfect character development. The author’s writing style is enthralling and spellbinding.

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Thank you to Raincoast Books for this blog tour opportunity ! ❤


12 responses to “Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers”

  1. Scarlett Readz and Runz Avatar
    Scarlett Readz and Runz

    Sounds amazing. And that cover!


  2. Jeff Avatar

    I really love the list breakdowns!


  3. Wink Avatar

    You had me at assassins nuns plus that cover is gorgeous


  4. alwaysbooking Avatar

    OMG I didn’t know she came out with a new book!!! I loved the His Fair Assassin books!! Well now another one is added to my TBR. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one!!


  5. Ashley W Avatar

    This sounds SO GOOD! 😀


  6. Marie Avatar

    You make this sound SO interesting, Trang and I love the fact that the characters have all such great depth and development, I always LOVE that in my books 😀 Thank you for sharing this wonderful review 🙂


  7. Raven @ Dreamy Addictions Avatar

    Great review, Trang! I loved the first book in His fair assassin trilogy! I haven’t finished rest of the series yet but I hope i’ll get back to it soon! I’m so glad you loved its spin off! 🙂


  8. Manu Adams Avatar

    Didnt know she came up with a new one.Thank you for the exact review. It was very helpful. Will try to grab a copy soon


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  10. theorangutanlibrarian Avatar

    I’m so glad you loved this book! I’m definitely intrigued by it, though I’ve also seen the mixed reviews. I’m excited about the world building and the characters sound so well done. Brilliant review!


  11. Aislynn d'Merricksson Avatar

    Great review! Loved the cover, too! At least, after I stopped being distracted by the naked dude in a Ziploc bag 🤣🤣🤣. My copy of Altered Carbon decidedly does NOT have a cover like that.


  12. Denia Reads. Avatar

    I started reading the book and only got through a couple of chapters. I was kinda lost so I decided I needed to read the other series before I actually read this one. But great review 🙂


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