Title: Assassin’s Heart
Author: Sarah Ahiers
Series: Assassin’s Heart Book 1
Publisher: Harper Teen
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.
Rating: I will be giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed this book and right away I was transported into this interesting world, there are nine different families and they are assassins who kill people for their goddess. Being an assassin is part of their religious duty, and they are feared and respected by the people in their kingdom. There were so many different twists and turns that I truly didn’t expect to happen or even think about so I was very excited about that. The character development was a big deal for me because there was a certain foundation for Lea but at the same time, you see her character grow and develop. This to me really made the book and even though there was a lot of adventure and thrills, the fact that the author set such a good foundation for Lea and everything happened for a reason to her grow was what really made this book so good for me personally. If you like books with fantasy, adventure, and romance then you should pick this book up.