The Friday 56, #101: Assassin’s Heart

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’re been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

I freed a knife and pressed it against his throat. “No one must know I was here, do you understand?”

Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers was one of those books you knew could have been better with a little tweaking. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I have a thing for assassins, specifically female assassins. I just love these kind of books. You can read my full review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Goodreads Synopsis:

“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.”


27 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #101: Assassin’s Heart

  1. I secretly have a thing for female assassins too. They are way more entertaining than damsels in distress. It’s unfortunate that the assassin in this story wasn’t as deadly as she could have been, and the love story wasn’t as developed. I agree; a bit of tweaking may have made this story immensely more enjoyable. (P.S. I don’t know what happened to your comments to the Raven Boys on my blog! I read it really late last night thinking I’ll respond this AM and it’s gone! Same happened to another commenter. ARG! Maybe it’ll show up later. Crossing fingers. Technology, sigh.)

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