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Review: Sister Assassin by Kiersten White

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?

My thoughts

I wanted to love this book. I really did but it really didn't do it for me in the end.

Annie and Fia are sisters with abilities. Their parents both died in a car crash and they ended up in a secure boarding school tailored for people like them with a curriculum designed to hone their abilities. This is all very well but Fia is being used as an assassin and Annie is been used as a seer to guide Fia's work. In theory a kick-ass story right?

The story started strong with a brilliant opening but from there on out I didn't find myself engaged or all that interested in the story. I found Fia to be a bit of a whiner and I didn't really like all that much the way in which the story was told in flashbacks. Normally I love a good flash back but these just confused me. I also found the two girls to be very similar and therefore sometimes I forgot who was speaking as the chapters switch back and forth between them. The end itself made me cross and grumpy

So not really the book for me unfortunately.


Katja Weinert said…
It didn't work for me either, which is a shame since I liked Kiersten White's Paranormalcy. Great review, Kirsty.
Sorry this didn't really work for you. I see that the flashbacks and writing style have been divisive.