Apr 252011

Cameo the Assassin by Dawn McCullogh-White
Rating: 4/5
Source: Review copy from author
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

Cameo is an assassin for hire with corpse-like eyes. She’s the source of stories that parents used to scare their kids into behaving. Everything is going normally until she meets with a highwayman dandy who sees her as a woman and not a killer.

This story was a pleasant surprise. Reading the synopsis, I had no idea it was about vampires or zombies. But they do feature in the story. In a fascinating and great way.

Cameo is a fully developed character. She is more than just a killer, and her true personality and depth are revealed slowly, and more through her actions than narration.

The highwaymen Opal and Bellamy are interesting, humourous characters. Opal in particular is more than he seems. He comes across as a shallow, empty-headed dandy, but that is mostly a front that he has created.

Kyrian is mostly an unknown, even after the story is done. I assume that he features more in the sequel, but what I did gather is that he also is more than he seems.

Overall, I like the story quite a bit. It was not what I expected, but definitely exceeded the expectations I had. I look forward to reading the next book.

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