Female Assassins to the Rescue
Apparently I love to read about assassins. Don’t think too hard about what that says about me or my character. I took home the book Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, which I had been eyeing for a while even though I had no idea what it was about. I got about 2 pages in and realized that she is an assassin! I knew right away that I needed to set aside all my free time for reading this book. If you also love to read about butt-kicking female assassins, here are a few excellent books to try:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Celaena has been imprisoned for a year when the prince offers her freedom in exchange for becoming his royal assassin. But first she has to compete with all the other royal-assassin-wannabes for the position.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore: Katsa lives in a world in which special talents are called Graces, and those with Graces are celebrated. Katsa’s Grace is that she is really great at killing, which she is not very proud of. She also hates the king using her as his own personal killing machine, but she’s not sure she can stand up to him.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers: Ismae escapes from an abusive father and an abusive husband and hides out in the Convent of St. Mortain. At this convent, women are trained to carry out the wishes of Death himself. (In other words—convent-trained assassins!)
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber: Perry's parents force him to take their boring Lithuanian exchange student to prom. After an incident at the dance he learns that she is actually a trained assassin and she needs him to drive her all over the city so she can take out all her targets.