Saturday, February 22, 2014

Early Review @EntangledTeen - Knight Assassin by Rima Jean @RimaJean

Knight Assassin
by Rima Jean

Goodreads blurb:  Seventeen-year-old Zayn has special powers she cannot control—powers that others fear and covet. Powers that cause the Templar Knights to burn Zayn’s mother at the stake for witchcraft. When a mysterious stranger tempts Zayn to become the first female member of the heretical Assassins, the chance to seek her revenge lures her in. She trains to harness her supernatural strength and agility, and then enters the King of Jerusalem's court in disguise with the assignment to assassinate Guy de Molay, her mother’s condemner. But once there, she discovers Earic Goodwin, the childhood friend who still holds her heart, among the knights—and his ocean-blue eyes don’t miss a thing. Will vengeance be worth the life of the one love she has left?

About the Author:  I write magical, researched, and sometimes dark historical fantasies. If you're looking for some sweet, cute YA, it ain't here. :)

I will read pretty much anything. I lose interest in books really quickly, which sucks, because I have a bookshelf full of half-read books. If I can't put a book down, I know it's got me.

Generally, though, I'd rather be writing. ;)

I also make digital art, including book covers. You can see my work HERE!!!

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My Thoughts - 3.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!
***Received the ebook from Entangled Publishing for an honest review

The cover is intriguing and attracts attention :)

My son saw the author’s website and immediately mentioned Assassin’s Creed which is a video game he knows, but I have no idea about it.  Not sure if this book is somehow related to that game, but I thought I should mention it just in case.

I should also mention that rape is a topic in this book.

This story is interesting and has some interesting dynamics.  I’m hoping that this is going to be a series because there are some references made at the end that have awesome possibilities. 

Zayn is special though she doesn’t know why.  Zayn has a lot to overcome after her mother’s death.  I loved going on the journey with her and watching her figured out who she is because she kind of reminds me of my students.  They go along with anything their friends say until they figure out who they are and what they need.  Her connection with Earic who is supposed to be her enemy is just as mysterious as her powers.  He is someone who leaves an impression because of his kind heart, and he doesn’t share the same prejudices as his fellow knights.  I do not want to say anything more specific, but there is action galore, hunting, fighting, battles, and much more.  There are a lot of learning opportunities with regard to culture and religious differences from England to Syria.

I recommend this story to YA book lovers who enjoy assassin type intrigues with a little magic thrown in.  I hope this is a series because I think it will only get better as it goes.

Interested in reading???

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