I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Kaia has been on the run her whole life. The daughter of professional assassins, she knows true danger—and she’ll do anything to survive. After her parents vanished during a job gone bad, Kaia’s spent the last year in hiding, trying to blend in as an ordinary teenager, and there’s no one who makes her feel more normal or more special than her boyfriend, Oliver.
But when she’s jumped by a hit man, and Oliver catches her fighting back, Kaia’s secret is exposed. In a split-second decision, she flees the small town, taking Oliver with her. With professional killers stalking their every move, can Oliver and Kaia protect each other long enough to uncover the mysteries of her past?
My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars
This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who had parents who were assassins for hire.
Kaia was an okay character, and I felt sorry for her when she believed her parents to be dead after a hit gone wrong. She did quite well to stay on top when people were chasing her though.
The storyline in this was about Kaia being attacked, and then being chased across the county by the people after her. She took her boyfriend with her, and they basically just ran. We got a bit of action, car chases and guns, and a bit of mystery over what had happened to Kaia’s parents too, but the whole thing felt a little unbelievable to me, and some things just didn’t add up at all (highlight to view spoiler - her mother just happened to steal someone’s phone and check the cameras in a random safe house with said phone, all at the exact same 10 seconds in time that her daughter is holding her phone number up to said camera? When they have multiple safe houses, and it’s been a year since she last saw her daughter? Really?)[ her mother just happened to steal someone’s phone and check the cameras in a random safe house with said phone, all at the exact same 10 seconds in time that her daughter is holding her phone number up to said camera? When they have multiple safe houses, and it’s been a year since she last saw her daughter? Really? (hide spoiler)]
The ending to this was okay, and things ended happily enough, I just had issues with the believability aspect though.
6.25 out of 10