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- Print Length: 206 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1620076926
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- Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press (June 16, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 16, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01ETOGUEM
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Layla is a nineteen-year-old assassin... and if you think that's a bit too young, let me stop you right there ;) she's definitely much more mature than your average teenager, not to mention that her life was very unusual... she lives and works in Saint Roch city, a place populated by humans and inhumans alike.. and by inhumans I mean... a whole bunch of very diverse characters... :) it's a world where humans know that there are some things among them... some very dangerous things... dun dun duuuunnn... ;) sorry for that interruption, but the moment needed a musical theme ;) ok, back to the review ;) I can't tell you too much details surrounding this city and its citizens... especially those more mysterious ones, because it really is best to follow the story and discover those informations on your own ;) but I can add that I really liked Layla as the main character... don't get me wrong, she wasn't nice or anything :) in fact, at the beginning of this story she's quite numb and indifferent, which is actually connected to what kind of a creature she is... :) I know, I know... I'm such a tease ;) but I have to be vague on purpose :) cause from the very beginning of the book we are thrown in the middle of action and things are changing very quickly... because after one of her hits going horribly wrong, we have one surprisng twist after another... :) and that is all I can tell you about the book itself :) now let me tell you more about my thoughts and impressions after finishing this story :)
I had so much fun reading this novel, told entirely from Layla's point of view :) it surprised me with its turns and twists on many occasions, which is not so easy to accomplish ;) what I loved most about it, is definitely the writing style... and it's even more amazing, when you remember that it's a debut novel :) it was vivid and entertaining and chapters just flew by... I finished this book in two days :) which is really impressive, since I was pretty busy at the time ;) but I just had to keep squeezing a few chapters here and there :) it was a fantastic story full of action and so many interesting characters... believe me... I am really hoping for another book in this series, and the sooner the better, cause a bunch of people / creatures ;) introduced in this story just made me more curious... some of them really surprised me :) and I need more... :) more about them, about this whole world in general :) so if you are looking for an entertaining read with characters that will keep you glued to the pages, definitely give this amazing book a try :)
“My name is Layla. And I am a siren.”
Layla is an assassin, who uses her gifts to lure people into death. She is one of the best and she gets best good money to kill people.
But one day, what she felt like what would be a hard mission turns out to be even worse. The whole assassination plan on two human brothers goes mad, and soon, the assassin becomes a target.
That is a strong first novel, let me tell you. You get to dive in from the first chapter, and the story grips you without letting go - until you finish. So get prepared to read in one sitting!
Death of an Assassin has a lot of qualities. The first one is its main character. Layla is very mature, and I loved her analytic mind. Her voice is super easy and nice to read, and she’s super intelligent. I especially liked the fact that she was a strong woman, without being steely and invincible - I loved how humane she was despite the fact that, well... she’s not. Plus, isn’t her gift the most insane and coolest thing ever? She can change her appearance in the blink of an eye!
Another great point is Hiatt’s style itself: it’s super eassy to read, entertaining, the descriptions are very nice and you can quickly envision the scenes as they unravell. There’s a lot of tension and action, and you can definitely feel it thanks to the writing style, so I really enjoyed that aspect.
A third good element was the dialogues. I love a good dialogue, and this book had some great ones! Sharp, straightforward and efficient discussions, with great characters.
One last thing is the world itself. This world is fascinating. I actually wrote down in my notes that I’d love to read more.
I’d love to read more.
This book does not contain your average fantasy creatures. In this world there are succubi, incubus, dragons, snakes or lizard people, phoenix people, and most importantly the main character who is a siren.
And of course is a city where crime never sleeps, it is perfect for an assassin. Layla uses her siren powers to lure those interested in her to their deaths which look like accidents.
This started out VERY entertaining. I enjoyed seeing how she would lure people out or which style was working for her. But then of course, the story had to happen and with it, a change in the way Layla does business. No more suave accidental looking deaths but guns and knives. It felt like she wasn't even trying to take the manipulative way out.
There are scenes that didn't make sense to me or how they worked out but, they added to the action of the book. I am also not sure how Inhuman abilities work/ don't work. Some Inhumans fall under Layla's spell and others... don't. Some humans too... It was a bit confusing.
So, up to 60% into the book I was into the book and after that my interest dwindled.
It was a good book. I'd definitely recommend this to people who like different creatures in their books and interesting story lines. I have one friend already I'll be introducing this book to.