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For this prompt, I’m splitting it between books with assassins that I have read versus books that I want to read, since there are actually quite a few!
Books I’ve read…
Sometimes, I want to pretend that this book exists as a standalone, since the second book scarred me for life and ruined me for other Bardugo books. Six of Crows, however, blew me away and I love it and the characters and the world so completely. There isn’t a big “assassination” game going on in here, but it’s enough for me to consider putting it on this list.
When I think of books about assassins, this is the first thing that comes to mind. A group of women who are part of an organization that trains them to be Death’s assassins, basically. I think Grave Mercy is definitely my favorite of the series. I guess I just like Ismae the most out of all the other girls and I think her story is the most dynamic. But way to go, kickass ladies stories! I want more!
Books I want to read…
This is one of those books that I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time. I love the premise and I am really into the whole fantasy world that Cashore has built here. Plus, I love a story that involves a character’s feelings becoming complicated by the target they’re supposed to not care anything about.
What’s that? Robin LaFevers wrote another book that connects to Death’s assassin ladies?! I must read it! I am intrigued by this story not simply because it exists in the same world as His Fair Assassin, but because it deals with an undercover story. I love a good undercover story. And have you seen the cover for this book!? Beautiful! I’d want to read it just because of that!
Firstly, this book involves Tudor history. Already I’m game. Secondly, the main character has to disguise herself as a boy. I’m on the edge of my seat! Thirdly, a complicated romance between two people on opposite sides! Gasp! This book sounds like so much fun. I cannot wait to read it.
Thoughts & Thanks
Thank you so much for reading this post! If you like this, check out some of my other content! Let’s chat in the comments! Are any of my books listed on your TBR? Have you already read any of these? What did you think?