2016 · 4 Stars · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Young Adult

Assassin’s Heart │ Sarah Ahiers

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4 stars



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.



I enjoyed this book more than I thought I was going to. There were just a few things that kept this book from being 5 stars for me.

The writing style was pretty good, and I was very entertained but I still found this book to be very put-downable. Put-downable… ya, not really a word but it was the best I could think of.

Lea wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. One minute she is this amazing assassin and then the next she is making stupid choices. So it made it hard for me to really like her.

I looked on Goodreads and it says that this is book #1, and I am a little hesitant. The book felt over to me. Maybe if the author is coming back to this world but is instead focusing on one of the other families. But I am not going to hold my breath for another story focused on Lea.


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