Killers · suspense · Young adult

The Butterfly Assassin – Finn Longman ★★★★

Blurb; Innocent by day, killer by night: a dark, twisting thriller about a teen assassin’s attempt to live a normal life.

Trained and traumatised by a secret assassin programme for minors, Isabel Ryans wants nothing more than to be a normal civilian. After running away from home, she has a new name, a new life and a new friend, Emma, and for the first time in Isabel’s life, things are looking up.
But old habits die hard, and it’s not long until she blows her cover, drawing the attention of the guilds – the two rival organisations who control the city of Espera. An unaffiliated killer like Isabel is either a potential asset . . . or a threat to be eliminated.

Will the blood on her hands cost her everything?

From Finn Longman, an exhilarating new voice in YA fiction, comes an addictive new blockbuster series for fans of global phenomena The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Killing Eve and The Hunger Games.

My Review; I was drawn to this book because of the cover, not going to lie but what a brilliant story. I was hooked! Main character Isabel is one brave, strong, determined force of nature to have survived everything she has gone through at such a young age. Poor Isabel. BUT… She refuses to die. What would you do if your parents were your own enemies? Abusers? Take advantage of you? Use you? Isabel fights back hard. A messed up, twisted and disturbing story in parts with many deaths along the way. I devoured half of this in one day. A brilliant YA series. The best bit? This is book one in the series. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for Isabel. A well deserved four stars. Fast paced. Edge of seat reading. Death. Fights. Fire. Enemies.

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