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Assassins: Nemesis

(Assassins #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Being orphaned and almost kidnapped in the space of a week sent Blake Marks into hiding. For months, Blake tries to help the Calvers—a family of vigilante bodyguards—investigate the people behind the hit on Blake’s father, Isaac, but then the safehouse is compromised. Just as hired thugs storm the house to grab Blake, Daelan Calver dives into the fight, getting them both o ...more
ebook, 390 pages
Published January 9th 2017 by Riptide Publishing / Triton Books
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While I am all for authors writing about characters of diversity and I definitely think we need more diversity in our books, my problems with this book are that Blake's sexuality is of absolutely no relevance to the story. While Blake and Daelan's specific sexualities are mentioned quite early on, everyone is really accepting of Blake and apart from Blake's pronouns changing intermittently, it had no impact whatsoever on the story.

The storyline itself was ok, not really my cup of tea but well wr
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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What a daunting experience for civilian Blake, but if I were Blake I'd be so bloody grateful to have the Carvers, the Weston girls, the AWOL Marine boys and Bernard in my corner.

Also, I've kinda learnt a lot about respecting one's pronouns and how an individual sees themselves... I've personally never encountered that in my life before, but learning even through a book is pretty darn spesh.
Although it bears the same "Assassins" title as the first book in the series, in many ways Nemesis is a slightly more traditional story of trying to save the world from supervillains. It just involves a bit more illegal activity and a little bit of murder in the process. The difference is that while book one focused on Kindra who was raised to kill (in a very screwed-up family), this one focuses on Blake, who had a much more conventional upbringing. While Blake knows how to use a gun, that's a v ...more
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I am so damn excited for this book, I read the first one and LOVED IT. I CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE THE SEQUEL IN MY HANDS *grabby hands*
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I didn't know what I was getting into with this story but I must say I enjoyed it quite a lot. Not at first. I tried reading it a while back and wasn't able to get into it but I think now was the right time for it.

It's a crazy action packed story. We've got espionage and assassins galore. You really get thrown into it in the first chapter and need to read past there to allow things to settle before getting back into action. Blake is going through all of it pretty suddenly and just making their
Elaine Ker
Oct 16, 2020 rated it liked it
I loved the 1st book and I was really hyped up for this one. I like the concept of having another character taking the relay of the story, and I was curious to see Kindra through Blake's eyes.
And Blake ! I was both scared and hopeful to read a nonbinary intersex greysexual character. Hopeful because it's a rather rare representation and done right, it would mean so much to me. Scared because I knew this had high chances of being done wrong.
The verdict is still out on that, but it looks fine to m
i read this for the rep of the main character, and not gonna lie, i lost interest after a few chapters and kind of zoned out/skimmed the rest. (probably doesn't help that i didn't read the first book).

content/trigger warnings; ableism, mentions of war, mentions of death of parents, mentions of past kidnapping, gun violence, attempted murder, murder, blood, mentions of past queerphobic violence, terrorist attacks, mass murder, bombings,

rep; blake (mc) is mixed race, multiethnic, intersex, genderf
Jan 24, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. Contrary to popular opinion, I found Nemesis a few notches below Discord, the first book in the series. The story takes off from where the last one ended, the Calvers on a mission to save the world from a dangerous, ruthless and extremely clever woman who, if she has her way, will destroy the world in her quest for power. This story is told from the perspective of Blake, the offspring of FBI agent Isaac Marks, as she hides out with the family of vigilante assassins, the Calvers.

As wit
John Clark
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This probably qualifies as the most unusual book I've read in 2020. It's a fine followup to the first book, but the language is a bit too rough and frequent. What sets this apart in a very positive way is the seamless way Blake moves between identities. It's something we need to see more of in both YA and adult fiction. In sum, a very satisfying conclusion to an action-packed duology. ...more
Riska Sleepless
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked the mc in this and the whole book much more than the first book but I still never really felt compelled to pick it up other than to finally finish reading it
Jun 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
The story is delightful and well crafted.
A copy of this novel was provided by Riptide Publishing for review via Net Galley.

I mainly wanted to read Assassins: Nemesis because it was going to be told from Blake’s point of view, and I really liked the chapter/s that were from Blake’s perspective in Assassins: Discord. So to have a whole book about Blake was something I really looked forward to.

Blake is “mixed race, multiethnic, allergic to more things than I want to name, intersex because of partial androgen sensitivity syndrome, expressi
Nicole Field
Jan 06, 2017 rated it liked it
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NetGalley Review

This book is perfect if what you want is spy, thriller, espionage with assassins and vigilantes running around, trying to stop a woman who promises world domination through a series of explosions and a virus.

I had no idea what I was getting into, but I'd heard enough good things about this that I was definitely interested.

The first chapter is incredibly fast paced, throwing you into the deep end without so much as a paddle, and so many names that it's difficult to keep track of them. It isn't u
N.G. Peltier
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
rating 3.5.

Now, i loved book 1, so much action. loved Kindra and co. I think this one wasn't as fast paced/action packed and therefore a bit slower for me? So while i liked it and loved the MC Blake, there were times where after the small bursts of yes action! stuff is happening things sort of slowed down, so it was a bit harder to get into what was happening, mainly as the team spent time preparing to take down the baddies.

BUT Blake tho, i loved Blake! Here we have character just thrust into
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After a lifelong obsession with books, Erica Cameron spent her college years studying psychology and creative writing, basically getting credit for reading and learning how to make stories of her own. Now, she’s the author of several series for young adults. She’s also a reader, asexuality advocate, dance fan, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessed, sucker for romance, Flo ...more

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