Night Fury by Belle Aurora
These are not standalone novels. The third book in the series has yet to be released and for the love of me I cannot find a website that will tell me when it will be released. So my review is somewhat limited. But I wanted to get everyone on the Nigh Fury train, since it’s a great ride!
Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)
Quick & Dirty summary: Catarina is an orphan who has lived most of her life in a convent. At a young age she is told that God has chosen her for a special task. She is trained from adolescence to be an assassin. She lives in a convent under the watchful eyes of a priest and two nuns. But all is not as it seems and Catarina knows that first-hand. As she comes fully into her destiny, she must navigate through increasingly startling revelations.
While this novel is not complete, I’ve loved it so far, primarily because there are some shocking twists. Just when you settle into the girl meets boy, they find they have instant chemistry, you realize NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS! It’s great. While some of the character development seems rather superficial, Catarina is only 18. I think the difficult part is the characters don’t seem to be acting in accordance to the way they are described. But it might be a part of the overarching plot that I can’t see yet because I need the third book (sorry, I know this is a reoccurring theme).
According to Amazon there will be one more book to finish this story and that makes sense. I’m not sure where else it could go, unless it’s to develop the super secret society that gives the order on who to assassinate. But I don’t think that’s necessary, or even fun, so I’m anxiously awaiting the third and last Act. A part of me wonders though, if Catarina is going to get a happily ever after. I’ve never really questioned that before while reading a romance book, and I think that’s a great thing. I can’t exactly tell you why, except to say that Belle Aurora has an active imagination and I cannot guess what is in store for our not-so-innocent heroine.
Is it worth buying? (Kindle: First Act $0.99, Second & Third Acts $1.99)
I’m not sure this book is worth $5 all together. I won’t really know if it’s worth it until the last Act. But that’s the interesting thing about books in serial format. You don’t really know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s like gambling on a double feature of movies you’ve never seen before. Lucky for me, the first two segments are free on Kindle Unlimited.
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You know, I haven’t really read anything else where a young woman hides as a nun but is really a super secret assassin. It seems like it would make a great plot for a martial arts action movie. I’m also not really into assassin books in general, because of the ethics of the whole thing. It’s not a book, but it kind of reminds me of the movie Serenity. If you haven’t watched it, you should. Great stuff and I am not a movie person at all (obviously I am a book person and for me it’s one or the other).