(REVIEW) The Assassin’s Daughter by Shana Vernon @AuthorShanaV + Giveaway results

Hello awesome readers! Today I have a quick review for you of The Assassin’s Daughter by Shana Vernon. I know we have been talking about this book all month, so did it live up to the hype? Read the review to find out! But first, I’d like to announce the results of the giveaway contest for the e-book and Amazon gift card! And alas, the winner is…


Congrats to Megan! And thank you to everyone who entered, be sure to check back soon for the next contest!

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Now, onto the review.

4 and a half stars

The Assassin’s Daughter

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Author: Shana Vernon
Category: Action-Adventure, Supernatural, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, New Adult (NA)
Suitable for: Adults, 17+
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Mobi copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Available in Kindle Unlimited!
The Hybrid Chronicles Book 1
Pages: 195

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Amazon Blurb:

Lenna has been hiding from the Guild since she was born.

If they knew about her magic her life would be forfeit.

She must brave the possibility of discovery by entering the Guild under the guise of a human recruit after her father goes missing.

She realizes she’s bitten off more than she can chew when she sees her new instructor is the same guy she met a few months before.

It doesn’t seem like Cade recognizes her without her disguise, but if he does and blows the whistle, she’s as good as dead and so is Papa.

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In Short: This book gave me Buffy vibes and if you should know anything about me, it’s that Buffy is my life so anything with that kind of feel is a must-read for me. This book was full of action, danger, and a strong heroine that is unlike others. It’s a story about a woman on a dangerous and difficult mission but it is told with lovely themes of friendship and overcoming hardships.

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Pros: This story was really exciting and a fun read. The powers the characters possess are varied and spectacular. Every characters’ powers seem so overpowered but it ends up making the battles between them that much more dangerous and wild. The combat scenes were intense yet easy to follow and I would say one of my favorite aspects of the book. There was quite a bit of violence with some pretty serious injuries, similar to Buffy for example. There was also a lot of humor, I literally laughed out loud many times, which I sort of love/hate doing while reading, because then I’m obligated to pause my progress and share the joke with everyone around, who suddenly feel left out. I think this book is a great addition to its genre and I would recommend it to people who like New Adult Urban Supernatural Fantasy books. This was a great start to a series that introduced you the characters and got Lenna started on her journey. The conflict of book 1 is neatly concluded however with an HFN type ending. I’m always curious to see how the vampires will be portrayed in a book, will they sparkle, will they burn, that sort of thing. I really liked the way they were almost just regular people in this book. They even have their own rights issues and prejudices toward them. It will be exciting to read more of the series and learn more about the vampires of this society.

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Cons: My only issue is that, though it was great there was a diverse cast, some of the characters seemed more like stereotypes than unique individuals. If there had been more than one of each of these races to show differences it wouldn’t have come across this way perhaps but due to the size of the cast each of these characters became the example for their race. The Asian guy is the logical type, and the Hispanic girl comes from an area with gangs, and the Black guy is a huge flirt, things like that. There is no hate there, the supporting characters just lack a bit more dimension. Additionally, more diverse characters could have smoothed this out. For example, another Black guy, this one a feminist, would have shown more variety in personalities, like in the real world.

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Parent’s Guide/Trigger Warnings: Violence and gore, murder, and sex. Advised for ages 17+.

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Reviewed by O

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2 thoughts on “(REVIEW) The Assassin’s Daughter by Shana Vernon @AuthorShanaV + Giveaway results

  1. thebookishlibra says:

    You had me at Buffy vibes! This sounds fantastic and I’m really glad it lived up to the hype for you.

    1. odbookreviews says:

      Yay for Buffy!
      If you like the genre it’s a quick, fun read for sure!
      Thanks for your comment!