Name: My Fair Assassin
Author: C.J. Anaya
Published: March 26, 2016 by C.J. Anaya
Purchased: September 5, 2016, free on Kindle. Requested to read by the author.
Blurb: It’s not everyday a teenage girl is singled out for assassination.
Crysta has come to accept the fact that she is freakishly different. Her shocking white hair, creepy powers, and weird eating habits have prevented her from fitting in with her various foster families. Now that she is fully emancipated and providing for herself, she hopes that life will settle down and become something halfway normal.
Her hopes are shattered when a dangerous man with lethal intent breaks into her apartment, but this enticing stranger isn’t what he seems. Is he here to kill her or protect her from others who will?
My Fair Assassin is a romantic short story with elements of paranormal and urban fantasy woven in for an entertaining read. It also touches on social issues involving personal self-esteem and acceptance. Adults and teens alike will enjoy getting lost in the pages of Crysta’s story as she finally comes to accept who she is…or rather what she is.
Review: I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was so good that I had to stay up to finish it even though I was so exhausted.
I did have at least two problems with it, which is why I’m not giving it five stars. First problem, even though she was seeing all of this stuff, he was still in denial, so much so that I wanted to reach through the book and slap her. Then she just suddenly accepts? Very abrupt.
Second, the denial just seemed to interfere with the romance so that I couldn’t really feel the connection between them.
And I lied, there are three problems. I’m not a dancer so all those dance terms the author threw out there, I was very lost and wanted to skip it but I wanted to read about them dancing.
Otherwise, this was a great read that had me smiling, it’s not often I encounter a Faerie who has no ideas about slang terms and that was very fun to read about.
Would highly recommend to fantasy lovers and those who love or are interested in ballet. I can’t wait to read the three books I got in a free box set by this author.
Thank you for reading my review.