By Kiersten White, published by Harper Collins
“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?”
Meet two sisters who love each other very dearly; Fia, and Annie, who is blind. Orphaned, they are sent by their Aunt to a special Academy which claims it has the resources to help older sister Annie’s need in education due to her blindness. However, it’s not all they help with- as they are a school for extremely talented students… ‘Talented’ here meaning ‘Gifted with special, almost supernatural abilities’. Annie has the gift to for see the future and the dangers that lie ahead for those close to her in visions. The school also helps to train Fia, the younger sister, in combat. But why are they training her to kill?
Then Fia is sent to assassinate a man for a reason unknown to her, but she just can’t do it. Fia has killed two people before, and her past haunts her. She doesn’t want the weight of another death on her shoulders, and additionally she finds this ‘target’ different… innocent. But when Fia does not follow her orders from the Academy, her life and her sisters life are thrown upside down and life becomes a deadly game… Can Fia work out why the Academy wants this man killed and save those she loves?
Sister Assassin has got to be one of the most mind-blowing, exciting, books for teenagers ever! Obviously, I was hooked from the first page: Top secret mysterious organisation? Check. Superpowers of sorts? Check. Two loveable and well developed protagonists? Check! It’s a great, gritty thrill ride of a book; fast paced and tense. I liked how the narration kept changing from Fia to Annie, even though Annie’s parts were a bit lengthier at times. Despite how frustrating that got, I found that was a pretty great narrative hook. It really drew the reader in.
The ending was a bit of a ‘I NEED TO READ THIS AGAIN TO MAKE SURE I READ THAT PROPERLY’ ending. It really shocked me (I gasped out loud!)! I’ll warn you now; this story gets pretty violent and shocking, it’s not for the faint hearted!
All in all, this is a really brilliant book by an awesome author. I really hope there’s some kind of sequel in the making!