Review of Murderer's Blade

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Review of Murderer's Blade

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[Following is an official review of "Murderer's Blade" by Allison Moores.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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A rogue government has established centers all over the country to house orphans. The orphanages are just a front for something more sinister. The government has an elite assassin program that identifies the best of the best fighters from the said orphanages to eliminate criminals in society.

Scarlet finds herself in the elite assassin academy — Capturers— where they train vigorously with dangerous weapons. By her side is her best friend, Kate. Scarlet is an orphan without a trace of her origin. However, as days go by, a few details come to light. Perhaps, she is not an orphan, as the corrupt government wants her to believe. When a new boy joins Capturers, Scarlet finds herself falling for him at first sight. Naive and possibly brainwashed by their instructors, Scarlet discovers things are thicker and deeper, and any protest against the government's wishes may even cost her life. Even her best friend, Kate, may not be who she says she is.

I couldn’t resist this masterpiece! The plot was juicy, and I couldn't help but savor the enthralling story. At the beginning of each chapter, Allison Moores includes the character narrating that specific segment. We read the narrations from the first-person perspective. I could feel like I was conversing with the characters. I enjoyed that a bunch!

In addition, the competition to be the better assassin was heated. Everyone wanted to be the best. As a result, the characters brush shoulders along the way. Even better and a bit shocking was a revelation that you may have living family members after living alone for your entire life as an orphan. Indeed, the government was powerful and could manipulate society to its advantage.

Scarlet was fierce and charming. I could feel the hurt in Kate's voice. Justin's naivety in the love department was unmatched. Ryan was an innocent kid who wanted to get close to his brother and find some acceptance in the mean society. Every character had flaws that made them stand out from the rest. Murderer's Blade by Allison Moores is an incredibly riveting read. As I approached the end, I couldn't help but wish for more content. Should Allison compose a sequel, I will be the first to grab a copy!

I noted very few errors. Therefore, the work had undergone professional editing. I found nothing to dislike. As follows, a 5 out of 5 rating is in order! I recommend it to readers who enjoy dystopian novels, especially those revolving around rogue governments.

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Post by Chris Agbara »

Wow, what a captivating review! You have convinced me to get this book and join you in the thrilling adventure of Scarlet and her friends. I love dystopian novels that expose the dark side of power and corruption. Thank you for sharing your insights and enthusiasm!
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Post by Brian Ruguru »

What a thrilling review! This dystopian seems to qualify as my cup of tea! Wonderful detailing what to expect without spoilers. Thank you.
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