Book Talk 1/24/2020: Francesca Fiores’ Diamond City (Book 1)
Diamond City by Francesca Fiores. Jan. 28, 2020. Wednesday Books. YA Thriller genre.
Amazon blurb: “A thrilling adventure, through a vibrant city as alive as any character, about a girl willing to do anything to better her circumstances. ” – Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints
Good things don’t happen to girls who come from nothing…unless they risk everything.
Fierce and ambitious, Aina Solís as sharp as her blade and as mysterious as the blood magic she protects. After the murder of her parents, Aina takes a job as an assassin to survive and finds a new family in those like her: the unwanted and forgotten.
Her boss is brutal and cold, with a questionable sense of morality, but he provides a place for people with nowhere else to go. And makes sure they stay there.
DIAMOND CITY: built by magic, ruled by tyrants, and in desperate need of saving. It is a world full of dark forces and hidden agendas, old rivalries and lethal new enemies.
To claim a future for herself in a world that doesn’t want her to survive, Aina will have to win a game of murder and conspiracy―and risk losing everything.
Full of action, romance and dark magic, book one of Francesca Flores’ breathtaking fantasy duology will leave readers eager for more!
My Review: Aina grows up under the protection of Kohl after the deaths of her parents. She does everything he expects of her, grateful to him for pulling her from the streets. When he offers her a chance to open her own business with his blessing, she jumps at it. But is there more to the offer than she knows? After word reaches Kohl that her targets lives, she’s thrown to the wolves and must fight to survive with the help of a friend and the brother of the man she was hired to kill. Will anyone survive the city?
It was a really cool story and I enjoyed getting to know the characters of Aina, Marcus, and Rhuu. The journey through the city was pulse-pounding and everything under the sun is thrown against the trio.