Thursday, 29 June 2017

Review Rant: Thief's Cunning by Sarah Ahiers

Series: Assassin's Heart, #2
Release Date: 13, June, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 416
Genre: High Fantasy, Romance
Source: Publisher 
Rate: 4/5

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The companion novel to Assassin’s Heart—an action-packed fantasy that Printz Award winner Laura Ruby said “will keep you turning the pages all night long”—Thief’s Cunning picks up eighteen years later and follows Allegra Saldana as she uncovers the secrets about the line of killers she descends from.

Allegra has always had to look over her shoulder. As the niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, Allegra is used to hiding from people who want her dead. Once the strongest clipper family in the Kingdom of Lovero, the Saldanas—or what’s left of them—are now the most hunted. Their number one enemy is the Da Vias, whose thirst for retaliation is almost two decades in the making.

But lately Allegra’s getting fed up with everything being kept from her—including her parents’ identity. When she finally learns the truth about her family, though—that she’s a Da Via—her world crumbles. Feeling betrayed by the people she trusted the most, Allegra turns to Nev, a Traveler boy whose presence makes her feel alive in ways she’s only dreamed of.  But getting caught up in Nev’s world has consequences Allegra never saw coming.

In this dark and enthralling fantasy that fans of Sarah Maas and Leigh Bardugo will devour, one girl must decide if she’s destined to pay for the wrongs of her family’s past—whether Saldana or Da Via—or if the future is hers for the taking.


This story takes place eighteen years after the first book. Matthew's daughter, Allegra is all grown up now. She wants freedom and wants to know more about her mother. She knows there's a dark secret but she just can't figure it out. When she finally meets her mother, she ends up more confused and seeks help from Nev. Her world totally turns upside down and she might have to end the problem with her life. Can she being peace without any sacrifice? 
This book wasn't great like book 1 but it was far more cinematic and complex. The plot was just so intense. Not many twists plus it was pretty fast paced. I got annoyed at one point but Thank God I didn't DNF it! My most favourite character actually ends up dying in the book so :( I did end up swearing this dude Nev alot! Allegra was annoying too many times because of her childish stupid decisions but nevertheless she was really kick-ass. 
Overall, the sequel was not as great as it's predecessor but it was pretty awesome. I'd definitely recommend this series!

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