The Assassin Game

27969100Summary: Who will be left after lights out?

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It’s 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before—

At Cate’s isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game—it’s an elite secret society. Members must avoid being “Killed” during a series of thrilling pranks, and only the Game Master knows who the “Killer” is. When Cate’s finally invited to join the Assassins’ Guild, she know it’s her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.

But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild. But can she find the real assassin before she’s the next target?

Review: 3 stars

I have had a copy of this from Netgalley for years before I picked it up. I can’t believe it took me so long to pick this up because the concept is so cool. I love the idea of secret societies, they have an air of mystery to them that intrigues me. When I read the blurb of the novel again I was so excited to read it.

The assassin game is a game that I’ve played before, but never like the way they did, the twist put on it in this book would be so much more fun. The initiation of the Guild is so cool, like initiation to a secret society should be. I found myself wishing that I could play myself, that’s how much fun it sounded like. But soon the game turned sinister, and became a hunt for a real killer.

The idea behind the book was really cool and the plot was fun, but I think it could have been done better. For parts of the book I was on the edge of my seat and excited, but other parts weren’t as thrilling. The characters were okay and the story was cool, but it didn’t blow my mind. As far as mysteries go, this isn’t at the top of my list, but it was fun to read.

Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a review copy. This is my honest opinion.

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