My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There are times you need a book that holds the darkness you sometimes feel inside you. We would not do as is done in the book but reading helps fill that part of you that needs the pain. This series does that for me. These four women were taken around the age of five and then tortured for years to remove their humanity and feelings and turned into deadly assassins.
The one born Rena Kurosawa became Arrow. Even before The Collective captured her she had been trained for death since birth because of her eyes. The Chinese believed that ones with such eyes were oniwaka, a demon child. From the way Arrow was raised by the warrior monks she truly believes she has no soul which makes her even deadlier.
This is an ongoing story that started in the first book. The 4 women have vowed to kill the man that made them. It is there only mission in life and it consumes them. When one of them falls for a man and trades her life for him the others as an extension of her will protect him also. Blade doesn’t understand Bullet’s love for Rand because she has never felt that emotion in her life. But a man who is part of Rand’s team, who are part of the Trident Corporation, who have the same objective as the assassins does strange things to her heart which makes her lash out in anger towards him. Adam vows his heart will always belong to another but he is also entranced by Arrow. These two have brutal fights to try and prove who is the better but after each a little part of the wall they use as a defense comes down and they eventually have to face their feelings.
Each of these stories is heartbreaking and brutal but yet captures you page to page. I cannot wait until the final showdown between the assassins and the evil Joseph but know we still have Blade and Bone’s book to go before we get that. Love this series and cant wait for the next.