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"And the champion goes down."Friday 56 (from 56% of the eARC):
I laid down my cards and raised my fists in the air. Yes, this was a bit juvenile, but I could count on one hand the number of times I'd beaten my mother at any game -- chess, UNO, hangman, Monopoly (we had travel versions of every game ever made) -- so I decided to give myself a pass.
I didn't want to think about Hector T. anymore. Or bounty hunters. Or Scarface. I didn't want to think about anything. But I couldn't stop myself. It was like I was thinking about everything at once, and none of it made sense.Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott. I got this eARC from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
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 jumped by a hit man and Oliver catches her fighting back, Kaia's secret is exposed. In a split-second decision, she flees her small town, taking Oliver with her. With hit men stalking their every move, can Kaia and Oliver protect each other long enough to uncover the mysteries of her past?