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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on August 2, 2016
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(Last Updated On: January 17, 2022)
Who will be left after lights out?
Tag, you’re it…
It’s 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before—
At Cate's isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game—it’s an elite secret society. Members must avoid being “Killed” during a series of thrilling pranks, and only the Game Master knows who the “Killer” is. When Cate’s finally invited to join the Assassins’ Guild, she know it’s her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.
But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild. But can she find the real assassin before she’s the next target?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a fan of books that seem somewhat creepy and thrilling. I think that’s what originally drew me into The Assassin Game. I’m so glad that I got the chance to read it!
Most mysteries are novels that I end up hating, but that wasn’t the case with this novel. I really liked the mystery and suspense in this novel. Basically, the Assassin Game is a game (obviously) where one person is a killer and they have to “kill” people off in the game until someone in the game can correctly guess who the killer is. So it’s really all fake though someone ends up actually killing someone for real.
I honestly didn’t know who the killer was. A lot of the time, I end up hating mysteries because I can guess how it’s all going to be played out. That wasn’t the case with this novel!
I really liked the setting. It took place on a little island near Wales that Cate’s family actually owns. I just found that to be such an interesting setting because it was unlike any other setting that I’ve explored. Plus, an island for a murder story!? I mean, that’s even better because it’s even harder to escape!
In the end, The Assassin Game was an extremely suspenseful and thrilling novel that I’d love to revisit again in the future. It’s worth a read!