Surviving a few weeks at the world’s most lethal boarding school was one thing. But now comes the real test: Can November Adley find her missing father before her enemies find her? Subterfuge is the name of the game in this thrilling sequel to Killing November, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch.
After surviving a crash course in espionage at the mysterious Academy Absconditi, November has only one purpose: finding her missing father. Along with fellow student (and heartthrob) Ash, November follows the clues that her father left, embarking on the deadliest treasure hunt of her life. The first clue is in her hometown, where old friends beckon and unexpected enemies lurk around every corner. The second clue is in Europe, where revelations about her family’s history will plunge her into an international web of deception, lies, and intrigue. The third clue is deep in enemy territory, surrounded by the most skilled assassins and master strategists, and where everyone wants her and her father dead. Can one girl with limited training infiltrate a centuries-old organization that is powerful enough to topple empires? November only knows that she’ll do whatever it takes to save her father . . . or die trying.
Killing November was one of my best reads last year – high stakes, untrustworthy characters, a school for assassins. The year waiting for this sequel was a long one.
This book picks up right where the other left off. November and Ash leave the school in search of her father, who’s left complex clues for her in different locations across the country. Talk about tense situations – death could literally be waiting for them around every corner, and some of the people they come across would just as soon slit their throats rather than speak to them.
Pacing may leave you breathless, and the action is almost nonstop. But not everything is serious – some lighter, humorous moments are sprinkled throughout the story along with romantic elements. Twists and surprises abound, and the big reveal near the end left me gaping. I absolutely didn’t see it coming.
This series is incredibly addictive with ultra-high stakes, a complex plot, and untrustworthy characters that worm their way into your heart. I get the feeling this is a duology, but I’d sure love another book. Highly recommended!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.