Date of publication: February 1st, 2015
Genre: Paranormal, mystery, thriller
Series: The Priors
To Kill a Priest – Book 1 (review here)
To Kill an Assassin – Book 2
Trigger Warning: None
Where you can find To Kill an Assassin: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
Mutations abound in far-reaching worlds and some planes are being devastated by war. The PASTOR agency has an agenda to do so much more… including ruling them all.
It is up to Madelin and her evolved friends to not only stop the black-op agency but free the other victims—including those attempting to kill her. She must discover her own abilities and learn to harness them… or else entire worlds will be overrun.
Even then… it may be too late.
I couldn’t wait to read To Kill an Assassin. I had read To Kill a Priest and enjoyed it. I assumed that To Kill an Assassin would be the same. And I was not wrong. This book was Ah-Maz-Ing. I could not put it down.
To Kill an Assassin’s plot takes place shortly after the final events of To Kill a Priest. Madelin and her group had found a sanctuary of a sort in a bunker. But that sanctuary is short-lived. Leodenin and his group of vampires tracked them there. After a fight that injured Madelin, the some of the group finds a sanctuary in a snow-covered world. There is a surprise ally in this snow-covered world. But Jedd and Daniel find themselves in a different world. A world where Daniel finds out that his path is different from everyone else’s. They do find their way back to Madelin and carry out a plan to rescue all the children at the PASTOR facility. Can they rescue the children with minimal damage? More importantly, can they defeat Leodenin?
What I enjoyed the most about this book is that the author took already flushed out characters and added extra depth to them. Madelin, Roger, Jedd, Daniel, Juno, and even Leodenin’s characters got more depth to them. I loved it!!! It made for a better read for me.
The suspense angle of the book was fantastic. I was kept on the edge of my seat reading To Kill an Assassin. The author did a great job of keeping up the pace from the earlier books. It was almost like I couldn’t catch my breath. That is what a suspense book is supposed to do to you and I loved it!!!
The paranormal angle of this book was fantastic also. I loved how Roger discovered what he could do with his new vampire skills. I was pretty impressed with how he put them to use. I also like what happened to Daniel. I wasn’t expecting it and I can’t wait to see how it plays out in Part 3. Of course, Madelin and the PASTOR children were fascinating. Again, I can’t wait to see what else Madelin has up her sleeve. I also can’t wait to see what secrets and abilities the children have.
I did like the romance between Madeline and Juno. What I didn’t care for, though, was the hint of a love triangle between Madelin, Juno, and Daniel. I felt that it wasn’t needed. Just my opinion but I felt that it took away from what Daniel was going through because of his feelings for her.
The end of the book was great. Some plots were wrapped up and others were not. I liked that the author left enough unsaid so that I need to read Part 3.
What I liked about To Kill an Assassin:
A) more depth added to characters
B) book kept me on the edge of my seat
C) Roger discovering what he could do with his new vampire skills
What I disliked about To Kill an Assassin:
A) Leodenin. He made my skin crawl in this book
B) the hint of a love triangle between Madelin, Juno, and Daniel
C) That’s it
I would give To Kill an Assassin an Adult rating. There are sexual situations (but no sex). There is language. There is violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.
There are no trigger warnings for To Kill an Assassin.
I would reread To Kill an Assassin. I would also recommend it to family and friends.
I would like to thank the author for allowing me to read and review To Kill an Assassin.
All opinions stated in this review of To Kill an Assassin are mine.
**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**