The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke audiobook

The Boneless Mercies

By April Genevieve Tucholke
Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Recorded Books, Inc.
8.18 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A dark and gorgeously drawn standalone YA fantasy about a band of mercenary girls in search of female glory. Won in a major six-house auction! Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies-girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies' one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere. Full of fierce girls, bloodlust, tenuous alliances, and unapologetic quests for glory, this elegantly spun tale challenges the power of storytelling-and who gets to be the storyteller. Perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, V.E. Schwab, and Heidi Heilig.

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Summary

Summary

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year for Young Adults

A Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year selection

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A dark and gorgeously drawn standalone YA fantasy about a band of mercenary girls in search of female glory. Won in a major six-house auction! Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies-girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies' one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere. Full of fierce girls, bloodlust, tenuous alliances, and unapologetic quests for glory, this elegantly spun tale challenges the power of storytelling-and who gets to be the storyteller. Perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, V.E. Schwab, and Heidi Heilig.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Maarleveld narrates through glory-seeking Frey’s point of view. She also provides strong characterizations of the others, especially Juniper, whose gentle voice reflects her sea-witch roots, and Runa, who intense dissatisfaction is expressed in hard-edged tones…Narrator and author combine for an immersive and powerful listening experience as the Mercies journey toward their self-defined destinies. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
"The Boneless Mercies feels like a cathartic war cry advocating for the power of girls and women.” New York Times Book Review
“Tucholke injects close intimacy into her lush saga, interweaving love and murder, mercy and glory into her portrayal of life and death. It is a beautiful, haunting modern-day epic that stars a bold and resourceful sisterhood of heroines unafraid to claim agency.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: April Genevieve Tucholke

Author Bio: April Genevieve Tucholke

April Genevieve Tucholke is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. She digs classic movies, redheaded villains, big kitchens, and discussing murder at the dinner table. She and her husband—a librarian, former rare-book dealer, and journalist—live in Oregon.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 8.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English