Thank you to Linsey Miller, Sourcebooks, and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this free copy in exchange for an unbiased review.
This is an original and intriguing story about Sal, a street fighter and highway thief, who auditions for a place on the Queen’s Left Hand, her trusted band of assassins.
She/He is given a mask with the number Twenty-three as identification for the audition. Sal has to learn to become a killer/assassin, but unexpectedly also falls in love. It’s a battle to the death as there are very few rules. Unless stated otherwise, you may attempt to kill your rivals outside of the challenges.
The androgynous concept in this book is interesting and will appeal to YA readers. Although the plot was violent, it was full of clever intrigue. I really enjoyed reading this gripping story line.
I’m looking forward to the sequel!
This book deserves