Friday, 18 April 2014

Sister Assassin

Sister Assassin  by Kiersten White

Title: Sister Assassin

Author: Kiersten White

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Published: February 19th 2013, HarperCollins Children's Books

Pages: 241

Blurb: 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?

There are specific things you look for when reading a book for example the structure, the plot and the characters. The structure for Sister Assassin didn`t work for me at all, it made the book annoying and incredibly boring and I just couldn`t connect with any of the characters. It contained both multi povs and flashbacks. Multi povs only really suit some books mostly romance novels and if you’re going to add flashbacks make them useful! Adding both together was so bloody awful. The flashbacks made the story so dull that it got on my nerves and made the story repetitive. In total the book literally told me three things; Fia is a crazy ass fighter who is forced to do the dirty work for the Keane organisation, Annie is a seer who is locked up as bait for Fia and they both have issues.

Fia is an impulsive, mentally and physically scarred 17 year old who from a very young age knows to trust her instincts. What really annoyed me in the beginning is that she gave up everything; her sister and her life for a frickin boy who she doesn`t even know! And she’s supposed to be this psycho killer – yeah, no, she wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong she could kick butt.

Fia has good instincts but she hardly ever trusts them, all she ever does is pity herself and then think of the consequences of her actions on her sister after she’s done whatever she’s done.

Annie is the older sister by 2 years and she’s a blind seer who has visions of the future and that’s the reason the girls are at this school. When Annie first came to the school she trusted to easily and now that Fia is more useful to the school than Annie they’ve locked her up. All Annie’s povs were just of her feeling guilty and worrying over Fia. Real interesting

Then there was the romance element – two boys, one good and one bad. Which one does she go for – it isn`t hard to guess.

However at the ending- I was like you spent most of your life protecting your sister just to do that…

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