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Book Review: Her Name is Knight (Nena Knight #1)

Book Details:

  • Published Date: November 1, 2021
  • Author: Yasmin Angoe
  • Narrator: Tamika Katon-Donegal
  • Genre: Fiction, Adult, Mystery, Thriller
  • Format: Kindle/Audible
  • Length: 389 pages/14h 47m
A smash debut novel from rising star Yasmin Angoe, Her Name Is Knight features an elite assassin heroine on a mission to topple a human trafficking ring and avenge her family.
Stolen from her Ghanaian village as a child, Nena Knight has plenty of motives to kill. Now an elite assassin for a powerful business syndicate called the Tribe, she gets plenty of chances.
But while on assignment in Miami, Nena ends up saving a life, not taking one. She emerges from the experience a changed woman, finally hopeful for a life beyond rage and revenge. Tasked with killing a man she’s come to respect, Nena struggles to reconcile her loyalty to the Tribe with her new purpose.
Meanwhile, she learns a new Tribe council member is the same man who razed her village, murdered her family, and sold her into captivity. Nena can’t resist the temptation of vengeance—and she doesn’t want to. Before she can reclaim her life, she must leverage everything she was and everything she is to take him down and end the cycle of bloodshed for good. (Amazon)

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Ok, can we talk about this cover first? This cover is beautiful and was definitely the first thing that caught my attention when it came to reading this book.

Nena Knight was sold to the highest bider when she was stolen from her Ghanaian Village when she was a child. During that time, her life was a nightmare until the day she was able to escape and find a family that loved her and took care of her. She joined a business and became an elite assassin for a group called Tribe. The Tribe gets a new member and she wants revenge. The question is will she risk everything to get it?

Wow, this book is so good and intense. For a debut novel, it was really strong and a great introduction into Angoe’s writing. There is a lot of back and forth between Nena’s past and a future timeline, but it all comes together. I’m excited for Book #2.

My Rating:

4 star

Have you read Her Name is Knight? What were your thoughts?

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