Sunday, November 30, 2014

Review: The Innocent Assassins by Pema Donyo

Young Adult - Romance, Thriller, Crime
Release Date: June 24th 2014 by Astraea Press
There are three rules to staying an assassin at the corporation of Covert Operatives: (1) your parents must be deceased, (2) your contracts must remain confidential, and (3) you must be under the age of eighteen.

After a murder mission goes awry a month before her eighteenth birthday, Covert Operatives assassin Jane Lu finds herself caught by the federal government and forced to spy for the CIA while remaining in Covert Operatives. Once her spying mission is over she will be allowed to live a civilian life without facing criminal consequences, a life she's only dreamed of having.

As Jane leaks information to the CIA, she uncovers secrets with enough power to both destroy Covert Operatives and her own boyfriend, Adrian King, who's next in line to be CEO of the company. When her identity as a double agent for the CIA is discovered within Covert Operatives, she must decide where her allegiance, and her heart, truly lies.
 *A copy was provided by the author in exchange of my honest review.*

This book was an another 'okay' read for me this year. It wasn't bad but it wasn't spectacular either. Everything seemed predictable. From the characters, to the plot and the plot twists. The reason why I decided to read this book is because it reminds me of Nikita, a TV series aired by CW. I loved Nikita so much. And maybe Nikita is the reason why everything seemed predictable in this book. During the time I was reading this book, I couldn't stop comparing it to Nikita.

The main character in this book is Jane Lu. She is one of the assassins from Covert Operatives. During a mission, she was unfortunately caught by the CIA. When she got caught, the CIA made a deal with Jane. She will be spying at Covert Operatives for the CIA, in exchange she will be allowed to live a normal life without facing criminal consequences.  

Jane is a determined and strong young woman, but she gets too whiny when it comes to Adrian King, her boyfriend and who's is also next in line to be Covert Operatives CEO. They break up at random times and after a while, they get back together again. UGH

Trust me, I'm a big fan of the romance between Jane and Adrian. They are very hot together. Also, even though I think that Adrian is a one hot assassin, I don't like his character. He's too focused on being the CEO of Covert Operatives. He's arrogant, based on his thoughts and actions, and definitely a control freak. I'm hoping there would be another book so I would see Adrian's softer side.

Even though it was predictable, I still love the plot. I love to read anything that involves assassins and because it was very Nikita-esque. There were action scenes, yes, but I wanted MORE action. It seemed like there were lots more kissing scenes than action scenes. It's perfectly understandable though since the main theme is Romance.

Even though there were inconsistencies in this book, I'd still consider The Innocent Assas
sins a fast-paced and thrilling book. I love Pema Donyo's writing style. It's very fluent and expressive. I can easily understand the story she's trying to tell her readers. She knows how to write a story that will make her readers crave for more, and I actually did crave for more. Plus I love the book cover, very unique. If you love reading stories involving spies and assassins with lots of kissing, this a perfect read
for you.

Romance filled with betrayal and crime.

Troglodyte forever,

This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews. COPYRIGHT © 2014 // Carmel & Kyla

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