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Killing November I have no patience for this book It s all telling, no showing I was warned but I like to SEE things for myself and I saw very little This secret society is way too secret for the reader s wellbeing By that I mean, I don t know about you, but it drives me crazy to keep reading while learning almost nothing Sure, the History of the secret society is somewhat provided, however I found everything to be so unbelievable.Already, a secret society stretches your imagination, though I m sure there I have no patience for this book It s all telling, no showing I was warned but I like to SEE things for myself and I saw very little This secret society is way too secret for the reader s wellbeing By that I mean, I don t know about you, but it drives me crazy to keep reading while learning almost nothing Sure, the History of the secret society is somewhat provided, however I found everything to be so unbelievable.Already, a secret society stretches your imagination, though I m sure there are a few breathing in this world But isn t it rather stupid for members of a secret society to hate one another I would have thought that when you re linked to one another by an esoteric society no one else outside of it has any knowledge of or right to belong, you would turn to the members of this community for support and companionship.But this is a cutthroat kind of boarding school and everyone in it is so exceptionally pretentious I guess when you re rich and possess abilities others don t, you can potentially feel superior to other human beings, but these teens feel superior to one another and are constantly in competition against each other This does not peace make By the way, this includes the heroine She s annoying as well A bithumane than the other kids but still a pain in the ass It s too bad this ended up being a DNF for me because I typically love boarding school stories and anything that comes close to kickass abilities But this book annoyed me too much Ugh.Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Disclaimer This book was sent to me by the publisher, Random House Children s, via NetGalley for an honest review Opinion You know those books you come across that sound AMAZING, like they will be an EXACT fit for you, and are already praised and LOVED by EVERYONE And then you start reading it, all giddy and excited for what s to come but then you get about 60 pages in and are just kind of like Yeah Killing November November assumed she had a normal upbringing, that was until she arrived Disclaimer This book was sent to me by the publisher, Random House Children s, via NetGalley for an honest review Opinion You know those books you come across that sound AMAZING, like they will be an EXACT fit for you, and are already praised and LOVED by EVERYONE And then you start reading it, all giddy and excited for what s to come but then you get about 60 pages in and are just kind of like Yeah Killing November November assumed she had a normal upbringing, that was until she arrived at Academy Absconditi Here, the students aren t animated with conversation, worried about calculus tests and pining over who will ask them to homecoming Their movements are deliberate, and they are masters at mind games and killing So why would November s father leave her in a place like this Where the teachers enact an eye for an eye punishment system, family secrets are to be kept hidden for one s safety and students keep turning up dead Surrounded by people who assume she is weaving a clever game of innocence and daftness, November is thrust into a world she can barely navigate, all the while trying to learn the secrets of her family and who she is Killing November is a YA Mystery dripping in deceit, manipulation, darkness and brutality I witnessed all these themes andwhile reading But in the end, all I was REALLY left feeling,was indifference.It started out great November describes being named after a maple tree, how her father describes her as too trusting , and having awakened in dungeon like room with little idea how she arrived there Who wouldn t be intrigued As I started reading , I learned that November is just like most of us readers not entirely proficient in the art of deceiving and killing people via poisons, a bow and arrow or a set of freshly sharpened knives Woe is us for our normalcy She knows nothing of Strategia an ancient secret society of spies and assassins, has barely heard a whisper about the Families of the Strategia who are responsible for pulling the strings behind MAJOR historical events throughout history, and has no idea how she fits into any of it So as the story started picking up and November was thrust into her new lessons, I started noticing a constant theme of wishy washiness with this character For most of the story, November is running around like a confused goose saying and doing the wrong things I don t blame the poor girl either, this school sounds like a nuthouse But when November is given a task in lessons to steal a scarf off another player in the dark, or throw knives at targets she becomes arrogant and cocky and just magically knows what she is doing Look, I love a confident character who has witty comments and a snarky attitude.I know that she had a little training in these areas as a child But when the main character acts like a deer in headlights for 80% of the book, and has a few random and brief moments of god awful one liners boasting her perfection, it s a turn off After the first instance of this, and the multiple continuances of her silly demeanor and confusing personality after, I became increasingly checked out I almost DNF d this book about 15 times, but kept at it because so many other readers were telling me how much they loved it So I forced myself to keep reading and reading and reading In the end, they were right in some cases It DID get better But it wasn t amazing and unforgettable It was just okay I really wish I could have fell in love with this story , because the suspense was there The mystery and grittiness were shouting through the pages, but I just couldn t connect with November or any of the other characters for that matter The romance element was lacking in that it felt shoved together rather than formed naturally, and the friendship between Layla and November felt stiff I just wasn t invested in this read at all, and for that I am truly dismayed Killing November by Adriana Mather is the first book of the young adult thriller series by the same name This opening book of the series certainly set up a creepy atmospheric setting dropping the main character into a boarding school in an old castle in the opening pages.November Adley had reluctantly agreed to go away to school for a few weeks when her father proposed the idea to keep her safe while dealing with some issues at home Waking up in the strange location with no memory after the pl Killing November by Adriana Mather is the first book of the young adult thriller series by the same name This opening book of the series certainly set up a creepy atmospheric setting dropping the main character into a boarding school in an old castle in the opening pages.November Adley had reluctantly agreed to go away to school for a few weeks when her father proposed the idea to keep her safe while dealing with some issues at home Waking up in the strange location with no memory after the plane leaves November questioning what she had agreed to.The rules at the mysterious Academy Absconditi certainly raise a few questions too as November is told about the eye for an eye system and told to keep her identity secret Things certainly don t kook up any when November joins the other students and not only stumbles across a dead body but needs to dodge attempts on her own life.Well, Killing November by Adriana Mather certainly took an often used setting of a boarding school to a whole new level This secret school was the home to an evensecretive society with whom family feuds had spanned decades and the kids here learn waythan a normal curriculum A rather dark and eerie teen action thriller this one was hard to put down.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.Forreviews please visit Synopsis When November Addley s father sends her away to boarding school because it s too dangerous back home, she doesn t know what to expect But she definitely doesn t expect to be sent to a school that s completely off the grid with no access to the internet or even electricity Classes range from poison to dagger throwing, and November starts to question who her father really is But she doesn t have much time to worry about that Someone s killing the students in the school, and Novembe Synopsis When November Addley s father sends her away to boarding school because it s too dangerous back home, she doesn t know what to expect But she definitely doesn t expect to be sent to a school that s completely off the grid with no access to the internet or even electricity Classes range from poison to dagger throwing, and November starts to question who her father really is But she doesn t have much time to worry about that Someone s killing the students in the school, and November might be next Plot This book is fast paced and intriguing There s a lot of mind games being played by the teachersand the students, and it s all explained in detail and incredibly interesting It s definitely a major appeal that sets this book apart from the rest The book has quite a few twists along the road, and Mather effectively instills a sense of distrust in every one of the characters, despite the fact that the main character is an optimist.There are a few tropes present in this story, none of which that I can go into depth over without spoiling major plot points However, despite these tropes, the plot is well executed pun intended and not at all derivative of recurring themes you tend to see in young adult novels these days Like any young adult book, this one has a little romance thrown into the mix, but it isn t the main focus of the story no the main focus is training in the art of deception and murder and whatnot The romance is cute and moves the story forward, rather than detracting from it Characters It s nice to read a young adult book where the main character is an extrovert A lot of bookworms can relate to the introverted bookish protagonist, but it can get old pretty quickly Killing November is a refreshing take on the student training to be an assassin trope She s a friendly extrovert who loves people Not exactly what you d expect from an expert knife thrower Because November is at a school where everyone is hiding their true selves, Mather employs an interesting writing technique to help us get a better sense of who November is She frequently refers to her best friend Emily in her inner dialogue The way that she talks about Emily and the things that Emily would say to her is very informative about November s personality and past.I recommend this book to those looking for a quick read about people training in the arts of poison and deception There s a lot of politics and deceit, and it s nothing like your typical high school drama I m definitely looking forward to the next instalment in this series Thank you to Knopf Books for Young Readers and OLA Super Conference for the ARC for review This review appeared first on Instagram Blog Website Twitter My 2019 Reading Challenge KILLING NOVEMBER is a ya novel with a kick ass female main character November November is in school which teaches poisons, deception, all types of fighting, and the rule is an eye for an eye So begins a non stop action novel I highly recommend this book. Loved this book The characters were awesome, the setting was great, and the whole story line was just so cool Cannot wait for the sequel It s now past 2am, I ve got to get up early tomorrow but I don t regret one minute staying up to finish this Though I didn t exactly get a choice since I couldn t seem to be able to put it down.The best book I ve read this year, and I ve had some good ones. Maybe there is something wrong with me but I couldn t get into this one as much as I would have liked However, I absolutely love the author s other books 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 Killing November was intense, fast and fun I pretty much devoured this story, because it is written in such a good style that the reader flies through the pages.The story follows November who comes to new school where everyone hides their true identity and she doesn t know who she can trust.This was a fast paced novel, and it left me confused multiple times while reading November wasn t the most likeable character but I liked some side characters very much.Even though I had much fun while I wa Killing November was intense, fast and fun I pretty much devoured this story, because it is written in such a good style that the reader flies through the pages.The story follows November who comes to new school where everyone hides their true identity and she doesn t know who she can trust.This was a fast paced novel, and it left me confused multiple times while reading November wasn t the most likeable character but I liked some side characters very much.Even though I had much fun while I was reading this, I don t think that the story will stay with me long after I finished it.The sequel Hunting November comes out next year, but I am not sure if I ll read it

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