The Assassin Game By Kirsty McKay

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Goodreads Synopsis: 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?

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I’m a sucker for good covers, and this one has got to be one of the best covers ever!

The Assassin Game ended up being a mediocre three star read for me.  This story, is at parts fairly interesting, especially in the beginning. And I was actually still guessing who the killer was until near the end. But overall I felt like the story wasn’t anything new. The characters were your typical YA characters, the story has it’s fairly common girl meets with boy she used to be friends with and falls in love.

The writing of the story wasn’t the best. I found some of the descriptions weird. At one point a boy’s lips are described as “thin with a Cupid’s bow”, which mostly had me facepalming and laughing at the stupidity of it. But I mean, maybe there’s some points to be given for creativity? I don’t know. 😀

As far as creepiness goes, this book was honestly not all that frightening. It has moments when you are worried for the characters, but I mean…It’s YA, nobody important is going to die in the end, and that’s the sad truth of things.  But when you learn who the killer is, and what the motives are, it’s honestly a bit of a letdown.

So yes, in conclusion, 3 stars for the book. Maybe I could have done less, but I was feeling pleased with the fact that I couldn’t guess the killer.

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