Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott : Blog Tour #Bookreview Plus Giveaway Link

Title: Pretty Fierce
Author: Kieran Scott
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: Mystery, Romance,YA
Format: Kindle
Pages: 320

My Rating: ★ ★ ★.5

An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat novel about a teen who, when backed into a corner, fights back, from the author of What Waits in the Woods

Kaia has been on the run her whole life. The daughter of professional assassins, she knows danger—and she’ll do anything to survive. After her parents vanished during a job gone bad, Kaia’s spent the last year in hiding, trying to blend in as an ordinary teenager, and there’s no one who makes her feel more normal, more special, than her boyfriend, Oliver.

But when she's attacked by someone from her mother's past and Oliver catches her fighting back, Kaia's secret is exposed. In a split-second decision, she flees the small town, taking Oliver with her. Stalked at every turn, Oliver and Kaia must protect each other...or die trying.


 My Review:
"If my mother is alive, I'm going to find her. I'm going to bring her home. We were a family. A team. "

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Kaia has lost everything she had ever known in the blink of an eye due to a job her parents were on. Being the daughter of assassins, while fun at times had also grown old. With Kaia wanting to have a 'normal' life and to not have to travel constantly and never have any real friends.
Now I'm not saying her parents were awful to her or anything of the sort, they loved her dearly and told her everything she ever wanted to know for the most part, and because of that when everything fell apart she knew what to do. She went to the designated place and restarted her life, all while grieving her parents and trying to act 'normal'. Which is where she met Oliver who has helped her start over, all while making sure to keep her past hidden from him. But she doesn't know that Oliver has secrets of her own that will end up saving both of them multiple times.

"Whining about the situation doesn't help the situation. Doing something does." 

Once the two were on the run and had to rely on each other we really see not only how important they are to each other. As Kaia learns more about her parents and who exactly is out to get her now. We see both of them struggle between telling the truth about their pasts and trying to just stick to the status quo they had made.

" I need to know the big stuff. The stuff that makes you, you."

Overall I found this a fast paced read. Kaia and Oliver ended up working through things as a team and got to Kaia's goal that she had been wanting for the past 18 months.
Seeing things from Oliver's perspective as well every other chapter, really helped show not only what he had been though, but also what he was feeling throughout this crazy mission.
Of course some things go wrong and others amazingly enough end up working out for the best.
I also found the flashbacks to when everything changed for Kaia really enjoyable and helped the story make more sense.

As for the ending well, I wasn't expecting it to end so happy.

Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for and e-arc of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

KIERAN SCOTT is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including the Non-Blonde Cheerleader trilogy, the He’s So/She’s So trilogy, and Geek Magnet. She also wrote the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Private and Privilege series under the pen name Kate Brian. She is a senior editor at Disney/Hyperion and resides in New Jersey with her family. Visit

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