Thursday, September 11, 2014

Murdress by Daya Marnin

Lu Killer has never had a home. She has been bounced around from boarding school to boarding school for as long as she can remember. In her latest school, things start to change for her. For one a guest lecturer completely loses it and starts trying to kill her after he learns her name, calling her a murderess. If that wasn't enough to deal with she ends up porting into what seems to be a parallel universe, where she learns she is from an ancient clan that has been at war with the royal family for generations. She also learns that she has magic, and after she has to fight and kill to survive she decides to embrace her destiny, no matter what it may be.

I loved this book. It was an amazing read, the characters are great. I loved Lu, how she transforms from an apathetic teenager, into... well you'll just have to read and see won't you. All of the other side characters were wonderfully crafted, and there are some that I've begun to believe, okay, maybe hope will become main characters in books to come.

I also enjoy the play on her last name. Killer, and she is very strong and adept at killing people fittingly enough. Which is not a complete surprise seeing as your name can actually determine your fate in some cases. So please be kind and don't name your kids something completely ridiculous it could affect their life adversely.

The world is vast and varied, with many different humanoid species that I hope will come more into play in the next few books. This book was so masterfully written that I can't wait to find out what happens next. 

I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for my sincere and honest review.

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