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Assassin's Heart by [Ahiers, Sarah]
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Length: 437 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
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Gr 7 Up—In the kingdom of Lovero, Lea Saldana belongs to the First Family of assassins. The nine Families of "clippers" are hired throughout the kingdom to kill in the name of the goddess Safraella. Lea keeps her relationship with Val, a member of the Da Vias Family, a secret. She knows her Family would not approve, but she can't seem to help herself. One night, she is betrayed and her Family is murdered. Lea must flee the only home she's ever known before the Da Vias realize they missed a Saldana. She discovers her estranged uncle is still alive and sets off to find him in order to avenge her Family and destroy the Da Vias. Along the way, she discovers a place and a mission all her own. The action and adventure packed into this first-person narrative will keep the pages turning, although the pace slows as Lea gets her bearings in a new city. The secondary characters are developed enough to be distinctive, and Lea's convictions and determination will keep fans of strong female leads rooting for her. The familiar elements of fantasy are all evident here. VERDICT Recommend to those who enjoy fantasy, adventure, and love stories; a first purchase.—Natalie Struecker, Atlantic Public Library, IA

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“An electrifying debut that captivated me from the first nail-biting chapter. Spellbinding!” (Gennifer Albin, New York Times bestselling author)

“Love, death, family—and vengeance. This gripping fantasy thriller will keep you turning the pages all night long.” (Laura Ruby, author of the Printz Award-winning Bone Gap)

“A lavishly constructed fantasy world with an intricate society.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Equal parts adventure, romance, and politics, Ahiers’ first novel is astonishingly good. This is a unique twist on a love story, and the exciting Godfather-esque plotline adds layers of intrigue. Fans of Robin LaFevers’ His Fair Assassins series will snatch this one up in a heartbeat. (Booklist (starred review))

Ahiers’s Romeo and Juliet-inspired world of gods, angry ghosts, and assassins is darkly lush, and Lea’s voice is strong and pragmatic, making for a stylish and rich read. (Publishers Weekly)

Product details

  • File Size: 953 KB
  • Print Length: 437 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (February 2, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2016
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00XHRMDSK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #474,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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