Note: This review is spoiler free
Book: Killing November
Author: Adriana Mather
Age: For readers 13 and up
Rating: 4/5 Stars
I’m going to be honest. YA mystery books have ALWAYS let me down. They’re just too predictable and I LOATHE the bland characters who have like zero brain cells. I was expecting Killing November to be some average mystery book where I would zone out for most of the book and still be able to guess the murderer. And I was right...in a sense. I did guess the murderer and I’m sure many others could too but I did not zone out of this book even for a second! This book was FUN! The sad part is that it was doing so well but then the book went and blew it all in the end 😑 The ending is very predictable and disappointing but I promise, the rest of the book makes up for it. The side plot where November adjusts to this assassins school keeps the book interesting at all times! If you’re a fan of fantasy and mystery this is THE book for you because it has cool assassin stuff (yes, “assassin stuff”. Very specific of me I know 😌 )
Synopsis: It’s a school completely off the grid, hidden by dense forest and surrounded by traps. There’s no electricity, no internet, and an eye-for-an-eye punishment system. Classes include everything from Knife-Throwing and Poisons to the Art of Deception and Historical Analysis. And all of the students are children of the world’s most elite strategists—training to become assassins, counselors, spies, and master impersonators. Into this world walks November Adley, who quickly discovers that friends are few in a school where personal revelations are discouraged and competition is everything. When another student is murdered, all eyes turn to November, who must figure out exactly how she fits into the school’s bizarre strategy games before she is found guilty of the crime…or becomes the killer’s next victim.
What I liked
Go read this book, it’s pretty good and has an interesting plot. Just don’t expect too much out of the ending!
6/4/2021 12:30:48 pm
Your review better analyzes the book’s issues than I did. I’m glad you were able to enjoy it but it just never caught my eye. I agree with you on November, I found her very annoying because she’d make dumb decisions. I honestly didn’t care for the story at all.
6/4/2021 02:38:52 pm
Thank you!! It's totally understandable why it wasn't that great of a read for you. I understand because that's how I felt at the end of the book. Also I don't think November is annoying per say but it was just confusing on how her character was able to beat everyone so easily!
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