Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers
Series: Assassin’s Heart #1
Genre: YA, fantasy
Release date: February 2nd 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Length: 400 pages
In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.
Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.
With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.
Little note: I’m usually not the type to add high fantasy to my tbr, but the cover grabbed my attention. The plot looks awesome and the romance drama that’s intertwined with the fantasy aspects look really promising! I’m very curious!!