Cameo the Assassin (Trilogy of Shadows, #1) by Dawn McCullough White (Reviewed by Pauline)

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Title: Cameo the Assassin (Trilogy of Shadows, #1)

    Author: Dawn McCullough White

    Published Date: June 12, 2010

    Genre:  Fantasy


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Scarred and jaded Cameo is one of the most effective assassins in the employ of the Association, moving from one mission to the next as long as the alcohol keeps flowing. Her acceptance of the murder-for-hire lifestyle is thrown into doubt when she meets a local highwayman and then she begins to think about breaking with the company but no one ever breaks with the Association under good terms.

paragraph divider 18 ***Pauline, #NerdGirlPauline’s Review***

In another book review I called Dawn McCullough-White the champion of the anti-hero for her book, The Emblazoned Red. In this one, she one-ups it. With characters who are full of baggage, checkered pasts, and flaws, they are almost unlikeable…until they become likeable. Even though they are labeled villains, they are often full of charitable acts that turn the reader’s heart.

 And the plot? Full of so many twists and unexpected turns that one shocking moment made my jaw drop. The author has such a grasp on the terminology of the past that the lines between fact and fiction become blurred, and at times I almost felt I was reading a historical piece–that is until a vampire shows up.

 Although *This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.* I’ve become such a fan of her writing, that I purchased the omnibus of this full trilogy. I can’t wait to see what these characters do next!

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