Thumbs up for Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. Young adult fantasy.
A teenage assassin nun kicks ass in medieval Brittany. Yes, you read that right. Enormous good fun—lots of assassining, some romance, a surprising amount of politics that sounded entirely believable. Also, I think there were some very witty bits; but I read this in one evening after just discovering martinis (thanks, Eunice!), so I may not be the best judge. If you liked Graceling and want more, here you go.
I stare at him coldly. “I do not care for needlework.” I pause. “Unless it involves the base of the skull.”
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