Monday, 5 January 2015
Review: Fashion Assassin [Jessica Cole: Model Spy #2] by Sarah Sky
I will be honest and admit that although I liked the previous book, Code Red Lipstick, there were parts that just didn't seem believable to me. So when Fashion Assassin came up for review I wanted to take the chance and read it, hoping that I would enjoy it more, and enjoy it I did.
After the events in Code Red Lipstick, Jessica has found it hard to get jobs, her name has been dragged through mud and no-one wants to work with her except Sebastian. On her way home from her shoot she is duped and taken to meet Margaret, who then blackmails her to be undercover bodyguard watching Kat Ingorokva, a spoilt model, and the daughter of a very rich man who has people out to get him.
However Jessica soon discovers that this new job isn't going to be as easy as she thought and finds herself in a lot of trouble.
Fashion Assassin was an enjoyable, action packed read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Jessica's latest mission and seeing what new gadgets she gets to take along with her. I also felt like Fashion Assassin was far more believable to me, the things that Jessica does, or manages to escape from felt like they could be done by a 'real' person. The characters annoyed me, but in the way they were meant to, especially Kat, but they also made me smile when unexpected things happen.
Fashion Assassin definitely had me wanting to know more, and find out what would happen next. Each new page added more tension to the scene, or added another element into the mix. When I thought I had the culprit picked out, someone else was thrown in to make me doubt myself, I even believed some things characters were saying.
The ending was dramatic, and full of action, and had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen. The last sentence of the book definitely has me very intrigued and wanting to know more. I can't wait to see what happens next for Jessica and her family.
Fashion Assassin was an enjoyable book that has not only piqued my interest in the characters, but also this series. I need the next one now.