Book Title: Guild Assassin (Curse Breaker #1)
Author: Berley Kerr
Genre: Science Fiction, New Adult, Steampunk, Romance
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Wendy Magdalena Braca lived in a Victorian mansion under three moons in Jupiter City. But her privileged upbringing falters when after the death of her father and the murder of her mother, she is shipped away to Greenleaf Asylum for Troubled Girls and lived there for years until she is “rescued” by a strange guild that shows Wendy their world; the world of Guild Assassins made up of the Cæcus (normal humans), the Validus (magic-users), and Half-Breeds (demi-gods). In this world, Wendy discovers she is the most special and powerful Validus known to exist, the Curse Breaker
This book reminds me so much of the movie series Underworld. Only this time, it's that, mixed with a little of Percy Jackson and the Sorcerer's Apprentice.
This book is really a good prelude to the upcoming books in this series. From the moment we catch a glimpse of Wendy's life before and during her stay in the asylum as well as her rescue from it. The story itself is interesting as it not only has a knowing-yourself-more aspect, there is even politics involved between and against the guilds.
I'm excited to see what the second book brings. Will Wendy discover the extent of her powers and who she really is?