X lives by three rules: Show no weakness. Trust no one. Don’t get caught. She lives by the rules they gave her.
The Academy—set in London, shrouded in secrecy—it trains spies, computer experts, and assassins. Their mission? Dispensing justice and altering the course of world politics. Or so they think. In a world where secrets are weapons and some kills are impossible to forget, everything X thought she knew about her life is about to change.
They taught her to fight. To blend into the shadows like a ghost, to operate on the fringes of society, to change her identity with ease. They taught her to kill.
She’ll need every skill they taught her, to stay alive.
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5 Words: Assassin, family, fight, shadows, love.
This book is amazing.
I wasn't such a fan of the Capital Confessions series - I can only take so much politics, and it's not much - but with this book Chanel Cleeton is back on track.
I loved the pace, how right from the start there was action and intrigue. I loved how there was this secret place where assassins, assets, were trained from childhood in their deadly craft. The way it was written was so believable, it rang true. It could exist.
X was my favourite character. I loved how conflicted she was, how even she didn't know what to think or believe or feel. It added this whole extra depth to her. One the one hand, she's this ruthless, kick ass assassin, trained to kill in cold blood. And then on the other hand she's this loving sister, only looking out for her sibling and willing to do anything for her.
I loved the twist, it completely changed my perception of a few characters.
Ally Carter for grown ups!