- Title: Pretty Fierce
- Author: Kieran Scott
- ISBN: null
- Page: 295
- Format: Kindle Edition
Kaia has been on the run her whole life The daughter of professional assassins, she knows true danger and she ll do anything to survive After her parents vanished during a job gone bad, Kaia s spent the last year in hiding, trying to blend in as an ordinary teenager, and there s no one who makes her feel normal or special than her boyfriend, Oliver.But when sheKaia has been on the run her whole life The daughter of professional assassins, she knows true danger and she ll do anything to survive After her parents vanished during a job gone bad, Kaia s spent the last year in hiding, trying to blend in as an ordinary teenager, and there s no one who makes her feel normal or special than her boyfriend, Oliver.But when she s jumped by a hit man, and Oliver catches her fighting back, Kaia s secret is exposed In a split second decision, she flees the small town, taking Oliver with her With professional killers stalking their every move, can Oliver and Kaia protect each other long enough to uncover the mysteries of her past
Recent Comments "Pretty Fierce"
I'm always on the look out for something fun and thrilling in the YA department and having already loved some of Scott's other work, I was eager to pick up her newest novel and see what she had in store for us this time.I'm happy to say this didn't disappoint. While it did have a different feel from her others, more mystery than horror or paranormal, it still had all the action and adventure we are use to getting from her and strong characters with a plot that is always surprising us. With some [...]
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.)This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who had parents who were assassins for hire.Kaia was an okay character, and I felt sorry for her when she believed her parents to be dead after a hit gone wrong. She did quite well to stay on top when people were chasing her though.The storyline in this was about Kaia being attacked, and then being chased across the county by the people after her. She took he [...]
First off, this e-ARC had a lot of weird formatting, which made reading it a challenge at times. Nonetheless, Pretty Fierce started out strong for me. Main character Kaia has been living in hiding since the disappearance of her assassin parents. When she's suddenly attacked, she goes on the run with her confused boyfriend, Oliver, in tow.The story was told in alternating first person, and my favorite part of this book was the relationship between Kaia and Oliver. His life is suddenly turned upsi [...]
*Source* Publisher*Genre* Contemporary, YA, Thriller*Rating* 3-3.5*My Thoughts*Pretty Fierce, by new to me author Kieran Scott, is a standalone thrill ride from beginning to end. The story has plenty of action, suspense, and twists to keep you entertained. The story's protagonist is Kaia Thompson, who has the backbone, courage, and training necessary to back up her moxie. (18) months ago, Kaia's world turned upside down when her parents disappeared while on a job in Mexico.*Full Review @ Gizmos [...]
This book was alright. A nice, thrilling adventure with a decent ending. However I felt that it was very rushed, the ending especially. I hate to go back and reread it because everything happened so fast. Overall a good, easy and fast paced read.
I didn't have any expectations going into this book - and if I did have them, they were pretty low. I've had a love-hate relationship with Kieran Scott/Kate Brian books. I loved the first six books of the Private series, loved Sweet 16, and enjoyed most of She's So Dead to Us. However, the rest of the Private series went downhill, and I hated the end of that third book I mentioned.Therefore, I hadn't been keeping close track of Scott's work, until I came across this book on Netgalley. I hadn't h [...]
PRETTY FIERCE was a fast-paced chase novel. Kaia is the daughter of two professional assassins who disappeared in Mexico on a job gone wrong leaving Kaia to take shelter with some retired colleagues of her parents. Kaia is plagued by insomnia and nightmares from being there with her parents when things went wrong. She is certain her parents are dead because she knows they wouldn't leave her alone otherwise. She finds herself attending a normal school and living a normal life for the first time w [...]
2.5 stars I think. I enjoyed this for the most part, but I was ultimately unsatisfied with the ending. It was very rushed and it seemed like the villain was defeated very quickly. For more than 60% of the book, nothing is explained. There are a bunch of people who want to kill/kidnap/harm/whatever the main character, and she has no idea why. Then all of a sudden, somewhere around the 70% mark, she finds out everything she needs to know and decides to take on the bad guy by herself. I would have [...]
3.5 starsPretty Fierce has a high-speed on-the-run plot, filled with danger and assassins, with the alternating voices of Kaia and Oliver. This alternating POV helped, because on one hand you have Kaia, the experienced daughter of two ex-CIA-operatives-turned-private-assassins, and on the other you have Oliver, who literally is a fish out of water in this scenario. The first half of the book had me hooked - they were on the run from leagues of thugs coming after her, and trying to stay one step [...]
Pretty Fierce is a thrilling story, with plenty of action and drama.It took me a few chapters to situate myself within the story, but the action soon grabbed my attention. But while this book has plenty of dangerous situations, high speed chases and guns to the forehead, it retains a sweetness and playfulness. The title is therefore apt, it is both Fierce and Pretty. Eighteen months ago, while on a mission with her parents, Kaia and her mother were attacked. Her family was destroyed, her parents [...]
Between 4 - 4.5 stars! Huuuuge fan of this. I love this author so much as it is, so perhaps I'm biased, but this was unputdownable for me. I loved that the main character and her boyfriend were together kicking ass. Lots of twists and turns throughout and I never had any predictions about what would happen next. Sometimes you just have to rate books on enjoyability and this one certainly was good for that. You definitely have to suspend your disbelief because the plot summary is already unrealis [...]
*Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my chance to read Pretty Fierce.*Pretty Fierce is story packed with plenty of action, drama, and surprises. It follows the story of Kaia, the daughter of two professional assassins. Kaia definitely has not had an ordinary life so far and has dealt with the world of her parent's profession. When her parents go missing, Kaia has spent time in hiding trying to fit in to a regular high school life. That is a challenge for someone like Kaia, who has spent [...]
4,5 stars!Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for an advanced copy of PRETTY FIERCE. It was a highly entertaining, action-packed story that’s pleasantly written and unfolds at a brisk, satisfying pace. Think Veronica Mars meets Alias.Kaia, a kick-ass heroine, finds herself embroiled with the mob and the CIA. After eighteen months in hiding, assassins locate Kaia and attempt to kidnap her. The reason why comes to light mid-book. And what a reason!Her parents, former assassins, trained Kaia well—she [...]
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3.5 stars"If my mother is alive, I'm going to find her. I'm going to bring her home. We were a family. A team. "Kaia has lost everything she had ever known in the blink of an eye due to a job her parents were on. Being the daughter of assassins, while fun at times had also grown old. With Kaia wanting to have a 'normal' life and to not have to travel constantly and never have any real friends.Now I'm not saying her parents were awful to her or anything of the sort, they loved her dearly and told [...]
"My mother had once told me you couldn't trust people who came into your life at the exact moment you needed them." Eighteen months ago, while on a mission with her parents, Kaia and her mother were attacked. Her family was destroyed, her parents were both missing presumed dead, and Kaia put into action the plan that was only to be used if everything went terribly wrong. For the past eighteen months, Kaia has been living with her 'grandparents', colleagues of her assassin parents. She has the m [...]
This book focuses on badass Kaia and her smoking hot boyfriend Oliver, who accompanies her on her dangerous adventure to find out if her parents are still alive.Kaia is a very determined girl, hellbent on finding her parents no matter the risk. Her boyfriend is sweet, at times broody, and a bigger help to her than Kaia realized he was going to be. They complement one another, and despite their severe differences, they manage to still be there for one another through thick and thin. They really a [...]
I'm on a Roll! Such a great read! I loved it. Definitely something that needs picked up by more people. The story was intense and nonstop. There wasn't a calm moment through the whole story. From the first page to the last. Go Go Go. It was awesome. The characters were both very likable and pretty kick ass! I have nothing negative to say! A must read! It's definitely worth it. A fun YA read. Please check it out! Fans of spy books like the Gallagher Academy series or Others Like that will love th [...]
Didn't get anything from the characters and just wasnt compelled. Full review to come.
I was excited to read this book as I love espionage and assassin type movies like the newer James Bond movies, Spy with Melissa McCarthy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Professional, Collateral oh how the list goes on and on. They are thrilling and action packed, so to see that genre in a YA offering had me itching to get through the pages as soon as I could.Pretty Fierce by Kiernan Scott is quite the ride. It centers around a girl named Kaia, whose parents are professional killers. A year before our [...]
Fast paced and definitely an adventure of a story. Assassins and espionage, hitmen and murder - this book seemed to have it all. But it lacked something for me. It was interesting, sure, but didn't draw me in. I even liked the characters but I didn't love them. It was light and I think would be a perfect summer or winter break read.
I received this free eARC novel from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.When I saw this book was available to read early, I fell in love with the synopsis and instantly downloaded the copy onto my Kindle. I was really excited to read about a daughter of two assassins because I was like, "She must be a badass!"And Kaia is a badass for the majority of the book. She didn't blink when she found the hitman in her house and she didn't think twice about torturing him to find out why he was in h [...]
Pretty Fierce was exactly what I was hoping it would be -- a fun, action-packed romp. Action movies are one of my favorite escapisms and this is the teen novelization of a Mission Impossible or Bourne-esque movie. Do you have to suspend disbelief? Most definitely yes but that was OK by me. Also, Kaia and Oliver's relationship was sweet with very little sexy which I completely appreciated in this context. They already have something established and solid but both have to overcome lies they've tol [...]
I have been a fan of Kieran Scott for quite some time now. I was obsessed with the Private series she wrote under the pseudonym Kate Brian. I had not read anything by here in a long time, yet when I pick up Pretty Fierce, I was instantly reminded of why I was such a fan of her writing. The characters and plot are always so exhilarating and well developed. This novel of hers was no different.Pretty Fierce starts out with a bang (quite literally) and really does not stop until the very last page. [...]
My mother had once told me you couldn't trust people who came into your life at the exact moment you needed them full review on blogI recieved this book in exchange for an honest review through net-gallery:My official rating is 4.5/5This book was fantastic. amazing. pretty fierce.The writing was so easy to get into and the second i started to read this book i didn't get out of my bed. I read it for 5 hours straight because i was hooked. It didn't have me on edge racing for the next page but it d [...]
Some thoughts as I read:"Holy heck this book started off with action and is just getting more interesting! I'm psyched about this book now more than when I got it.""Still as good as it started. I can't seem to put it down!""Intense! So many twists! Oh and I have found my new book boyfriend!!!"I loved every moment of this book. The plot took me on a wild ride and didn't slow down until the very last page. Kaia and Oliver had so many ups and downs but the love they shared was adorable. This was a [...]
I was blessed to be approved by the publisher via Netgally to receive a free ebook copy of the book in exchange for my honest review of the book which is as follows:This book reminded me a lot of the "Fearless" series by Francine Pascal or what would happen if "Jason Borne" got married and had a daughter. At first the way the story was told(going back and forth between character/they're respective points of view) and the pacing of the book really bugged me however after page 200 I started to get [...]
Action packed adventure of teen girl on the run with her boyfriend after the killers who were last seen attacking her parents return for her. A violent coming of age story with the boyfriend's family situation as a contrast for the girl's situation.
I've enjoyed Kieran Scott's books before, and Pretty Fierce was also enjoyable, but I didn't absolutely love it. I don't know why - maybe it was just so far out there that it didn't seem at all realistic - but it was also intriguing and I enjoyed Oliver's character.
Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!I haven’t read anything by Kieran Scott before now, although I have heard a lot of praise for writing over the years. I was pretty excited when I started reading Pretty Fierce, because spy thrillers are definitely my thing. I haven’t read one that I haven’t absolutely loved, so when I couldn’t sleep one night I started reading, hoping to fall in love with this one like I have with so many others in the [...]
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