Blog Tour || The Boneless Mercies


Title: The Boneless Mercies
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Page Count: 352 pages
Genre: Fantasy // Young Adult
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo







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.




What was the research process like for this project? How long did the research and the writing take?

The first draft of The Boneless Mercies took me about 13 months, but I researched much longer. I visited Iceland three years ago and returned with a thirst to study Norse culture and the sagas. My research was diverse—everything from the video game Skyrim, to History’s TV show Vikings to Gaiman’s Norse Mythology to Crichton’s Eaters of the Dead to Cornwell’s The Last Kingdom to the classic Prose Edda.
I have yet to visit Denmark, which has all the best Viking museums—it’s at the top of my list.





This book was everything I wanted and more! I inhaled this book. I really couldn’t put it down. Check out my full review HERE!










April Genevieve Tucholke is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Between the Spark and the Burn, and Wink Poppy Midnight. She also curated the horror anthology Slasher Girls & Monster Boys. She has received five starred reviews and her novels have been chosen for the Junior Library Guild, Kids’ Indie Next picks, and YALSA Teens Top Ten. When she’s not writing, April likes walking in the woods with her two cheerful dogs, exploring abandoned houses, and drinking expensive coffee. She has lived in many places around the world, and currently resides in Oregon with her husband.

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