Yeah, nope…I don’t really have any interest at all in reading Killing November by Adriana Mather. I mean, sure, an assassin academy sounds incredibly fun and interesting…but then it gets into more of a murder mystery type thing with a killer after the suspect and I just can’t see myself enjoying this novel. These are the kinds of books that really only get me occasionally and I don’t think there’s enough to keep me interested. The last thriller I read was one I found incredibly dull, not due to lack of action or anything but because I just don’t love mysteries anymore. I think I left that way back in second grade. Anyway, I think it’s a story with a good premise, just not a premise that I have any desire to spend my time reading. So, unfortunately, Killing November won’t be ending up on my TBR.
It’s a school completely off the grid, hidden by dense forest and surrounded by traps. There’s no electricity, no internet, and an eye-for-an-eye punishment system. Classes include everything from Knife-Throwing and Poisons to the Art of Deception and Historical Analysis. And all of the students are children of the world’s most elite strategists—training to become assassins, counselors, spies, and master impersonators. Into this world walks November Adley, who quickly discovers that friends are few in a school where personal revelations are discouraged and competition is everything. When another student is murdered, all eyes turn to November, who must figure out exactly how she fits into the school’s bizarre strategy games before she is found guilty of the crime…or becomes the killer’s next victim.
How do you feel about Killing November? Is this a book that you might want to read? Does the assassin academy make it more interesting? Do you think you’d rather pass on this one? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments.