Saturday, 19 January 2013

Sister Assassin by Kiersten White February 2013 (Young Adult, 10/10)

 (Quite a grim cover)

19th February 2013, Harper Collins Children's
302 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Content: some violence, some grim parts, death 

Summary from Harper Collins

She never chose her deadly gift but now she’s forced to use it. How far would you go to protect the only family you have left?

Annie is beset by fleeting strange visions and a guilty conscience. Blind and orphaned, she struggles to care for her feisty younger sister Fia, but things look up when both sisters are offered a place at Kessler School for Exceptional Girls.

Born with flawless intuition, Fia immediately knows that something’s wrong, but bites her tongue… until it’s too late. For Fia is the perfect weapon to carry out criminal plans and there are those at Kessler who will do anything to ensure her co-operation.

With Annie trapped in Kessler’s sinister clutches, instincts keep Fia from killing an innocent guy and everything unravels. Is manipulative James the key to the sisters’ freedom or an even darker prison? And how can Fia atone for the blood on her hands? 

Nayuleska's thoughts 

This isn't a happy go lucky read. It's hard hitting, and at time confusing as to know what the real story is just because there is so much going on. The relationship between the sisters is interesting. They are like normal siblings and fight, but the extraordinary situation they are in makes them face their fears and question everything. Being together isn't always a good thing - both can be hurt by the other.

The ending wasn't what I wanted at all - I really hated it, but it fitted the book and somehow this gets 10/10 because every element is relevant and important. It reminded me that life is never black and white, that there are dozens of shades of grey and doing the right thing can look like doing the wrong thing. 

For more information check out Kiersten's website

Suggested read 

For another sisters based book check out Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce 

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