by: Sarah Ahiers
Release Date: Feb. 2/16.
Source: ARC received from Publisher
Synopsis (and cover image) courtesy of Goodreads:
In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.
Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.
With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.
Godfather meets Romeo and Juliet indeed! Why aren't more people talking about this book?!
I have to admit that I'm not one for mobster movies but I just loved the setting and plot of Assassin's Heart! Lea is a strong capable heroine and it was pleasure reading from her point of view.
While I'm not one for blood shed, I found myself rooting for Lea in her plot for vengeance for her family. I even shed a few tears at the very beginning, in mourning for characters I would never get to know.
This book is full of action, fight scenes and ghost chases, the reader will never be bored while reading this book. Of course, this book is also filled with my favourite, ROMANCE! Lea has two potential suitors in this book, but one may have betrayed her in the worst possible way. I'm excited to see where Ahiers will take this not-so-love-triangle in her next instalment.
If you enjoy kick-butt heroines, than you should definitely read Assassin's Heart, I highly recommend it!