(Blog Tour) Knight Assassin by Rima Jean: Review + Amazon Gift CardGiveaway

Hi there! welcome to my stop on the Knight Assassin blog tour! This blog tour is organized by Rockstar Book Tours  and I am so honored fo...

knight Assassin Blog Tour

Hi there! welcome to my stop on the Knight Assassin blog tour! This blog tour is organized by Rockstar Book Tours and I am so honored for this amazing opportunity! enjoy my review of Knight Assassin and a $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway (for one lucky winner from the US).


Knight Assassin by Rima Jean
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: March 4, 2014
Pages: 216

Seventeen-year-old Zayn has special powers she cannot control—powers that others fear and covet. Powers that cause the Templar Knights to burn Zayn’s mother at the stake for witchcraft. When a mysterious stranger tempts Zayn to become the first female member of the heretical Assassins, the chance to seek her revenge lures her in. She trains to harness her supernatural strength and agility, and then enters the King of Jerusalem's court in disguise with the assignment to assassinate Guy de Molay, her mother’s condemner. But once there, she discovers Earic Goodwin, the childhood friend who still holds her heart, among the knights—and his ocean-blue eyes don’t miss a thing. Will vengeance be worth the life of the one love she has left?

My review

Reading this book was like a fresh new air for me. I had never read about Arabian assassins or something like that, and I am really glad that I gave this book a chance.

It had always been Zayn and her mother Miriam against the world. The villagers feared them, especially Zayn with the strange and inhuman power she possess. Then her mother was killed because she was accused of witchcraft. When she was about to end her life, Zayn was offered a new life purpose, join the Assassins and life for the sole purpose of revenge.

Zayn was just a teenager, and she probably had already experienced more pain than guy at war. She saw her own mother burn alive in front of her eyes, and she was raped just after witnessing her mother's death. There is definitely sympathy from me for this heroine, but there is more. I really admired this teenage and bad-ass girl. She overcome everything, even the toughest conflicts. There are several points where I just couldn't understand her way of thinking, but I still admire her nevertheless. And there's Earic Goodwin, the fair boy. He's a warrior, with a good heart. Like Zayn, Earic doesn't have a good start. Even worse, it was his family who feared him. I love him (enough said). Oh! and the romance between Earic and Zayn could be considered slow, but the way Zayn had always loved the fair boy from the start made it really pure, and cute? I'm really glad they end up together.

The writing style was excellent! at least it was for me. The set was described really well that I could actually feel as if I was in Arab. And to be able to peek a little bit inside the Arabian culture and things about knights and assassins was really awesome. Love this book so much!

Rating:
5 EYES OPEN (5/5)





About the Author

Rima Jean received a degree in archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. After a dismal law school experience, she floundered a bit before accepting her calling: storytelling. She resides in Houston with her wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters, where she writes, edits, and dabbles in digital art.

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Week One:

3/3/2014- The Four Eyed Cat ReviewsReview
3/3/2014- Such a Novel IdeaInterview
3/4/2014- The Demon LibrarianInterview
3/4/2014- The Cover ContessaGuest Post
3/5/2014- Refracted Light ReviewsReview
3/5/2014- Addicted ReadersInterview
3/6/2014- Books Beside My BedReview
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3/11/2014- Closet Geeks and Slow MoReview
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3/12/2014- Curse of the BibliophileReview
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  1. I love the powerful cover art

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    1. I love it too! that's why I am really proud to hang it there ;-)

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  2. Love the cover. Sounds like a great book!

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