Title & Author: Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott
Genre: YA- Contemporary, Action, Romance
Release Date: April 4th 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: ARC via Publisher
Description: Kaia has been on the run her whole life. The daughter of professional assassins, she knows true 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 or more special than her boyfriend, Oliver.
But when she’s jumped by a hit man, 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. With professional killers stalking their every move, can Oliver and Kaia protect each other long enough to uncover the mysteries of her past?
I received this book in exchange for an honest review
This book took me forever to finish. Partly because I was juggling three books at any given time and partly because it had its ups and downs. I would get sucked into the amazing detail and super spy like action but then Kaia would do something really stupid like try to abandon Oliver at a random gas station and I would just have to set down the book. There was also a lot of give and take with the characters and a LOT of miscommunication. Which helped character growth but still really ticked me off at points. Overall I would say its pretty good with plenty of crazy action scenes and a pretty unique story. What threw a wrench in it was the ending where everything got wrapped up into a neat little bow in a matter of like 5 pages. If that. It was just so… anticlimactic. With all the traveling and gun slinging and henchmen bashing Kaia and Oliver did I was hoping for more of a bang at the end. Or a lead up into another book?
Either way I’m happy I read it but don’t plan on running out to buy it.This is the first book by Scott I have read and although I didn’t love Pretty Fierce I have a feeling I might like her other work.