diamond city

3.5 stars

This was an entertaining first book in a new YA fantasy series.

Aina Solís was an orphan living on the street when a brutal crime lord takes her in and trains her to be an assassin in a city built by magic and ruled by tyrants. As she climbs the ranks in the organization she dreams of striking out on her own and starting her own assassin club. Her boss gives her an impossible task – kill one of the most protected citizens in the city. If she completes the job, she will be given a huge payday and be free to open her own club with her bosses blessing.

Aina is laser focused on the job, but complications arise that will change her life forever. I can’t say more, otherwise it will spoil the story. I liked Aina and the other characters in the book. She was tough and kicked ass, but was still capable of having feelings for people and a sense of morality. The story was interesting and fast paced. There is an element of magic in the story and clearly there are more mysteries to uncover. I will definitely read more books in this series.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.