Review: Sister Assassin by Kiersten White

Sister Assassin (Sister Assassin, #1)

Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.


You guys have no idea how unbelievably excited I was for this book when I first heard of it. I've loved White's Paranormalcy series and the concept behind this book sounded so fantastic. A girl with perfect instincts and a girl who can see the future, forced to use their powers for bad reasons? I have to say that the idea was amazing.

Whilst the book doesn't quite live up to my expectations I would be lying if I said that I didn't enjoy it. I had quite a few issues with the execution and I really did struggle with the pacing but it was an okay read and I would recommend it to people if they were looking for a short and original read, I personally found that the pacing was a little slow for me and it was difficult to get into, but maybe that's because I was expecting something really fast paced. I also found that the dual narrative distracted me from the main story and I much preferred reading Fia's parts over Annie's. When the narrative changed I didn't really notice because both characters had a similar narrative voice. Plus, there was a lot happening and it's quite a short book (my proof was around 230 pages) so at times things got a bit confusing and I had to reread parts, I still haven't quite got my head around the ending.

But those are all little things and I'm a very picky reader, the concept was fantastic and I really did like the characters. Fia was awesome, she was clever and a fighter but also very damaged, which you can understand. I also really liked Adam, he was a typical nice guy and i did feel sorry for him being thrown into this world, James was a nasty guy and whilst i didn't like him as a love interest (YUCK!) I did like him as a character and I did respect the effect he had on Fia.

I think my main problem with this book was the pacing. There was so much happening that I couldn't keep up but I also struggled to be gripped by the story. Had the pacing been better I think that i would have loved this book. Still, I may read the next one.

Book released 19th February 2013 by HarperCollins
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (Print)

Other books from this author;
Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2)
Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3)

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