Klaudia Meyer is a shy homeschooled girl living in 1980s London. It's her first year of high school (and real school!), so she's a bit nervous, especiKlaudia Meyer is a shy homeschooled girl living in 1980s London. It's her first year of high school (and real school!), so she's a bit nervous, especially since her father works at the school as the caretaker. Klaudia's childhood has been anything but normal. Her parents are strict, religious, and she hasn't really interacted with other young adults. She loves to dance and has always dreamed of taking dance lessons, but her parents say they can't afford it. While at high school, she realizes that the other kids make fun of her father since he has a German accent and Klaudia comes to realize that he fought for the Nazis during WWII. This has brought much shame to her, especially when her classmates find out that he's her father. Then there's Eliza living in the 1990s in Leeds, England. She's a dance student and seems to have her whole life in front of her: a steady boyfriend, a best friend, and she's following her dream of becoming a professional dancer. But there's one problem. Her life is built on a lie and what happens when people find out the truth? Will her walls come crashing down? Lastly, there's Ernst living in Nazi German during WWII. All he has got is his brother as he is adopted and his family treats both boys horribly. Now that Hitler has taken over, things get more complicated. Ernst's brother is all for Hitler, but Ernst is hesitating. Is this the path he really wants to take? Saskia Sarginson weaves a tale that at first seems disjointed, but as readers gain more information, the picture gets clearer and things start to make sense in The Other Me. There's something here for everyone: a coming-of-age story, a historical story, a romance, and a family drama.
Lea Saldana is a member of the infamous Saldana Family, which makes her a trained assassin. Her family is one of the many families of trained assassinLea Saldana is a member of the infamous Saldana Family, which makes her a trained assassin. Her family is one of the many families of trained assassins, as murder is commonplace and not a crime in Lea's world as long as the murder is committed by an assassin (a.k.a. a clipper) from one of the families. Lea is hiding a big secret though. She has been secretly seeing Val, a member of the Da Vias family, and any Da Vias member is a sworn enemy of the Saldanas. One day there is an attack on the Saldana family home and everyone is killed except for Lea. She finds out that the Da Vias family is behind this horrid act. Not only is Lea devastated, she is also motivated by revenge. So, she flees her hometown to search for her Uncle Marcello, the only other living Saldana family member. It might be harder than she thought to find her exiled uncle; plus, there's many dangers lurking outside the city walls. Ultimately, the question is will her uncle help avenge her family's death and what role did Val play in the murder of her family? Sarah Ahiers debut, Assassin's Heart, has so much potential and many things that I liked about it, but ultimately, it ended up being just an ok read for me. Read the rest of my review here: http://www.confessionsofabookaddict.c......more