Book Review: Fashion Assassin (Sarah Sky)


Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 320
Release Date: January 1st 2015
Summary (From Goodreads):

Models, spies and lipstick gadgets in this fast-paced teen series. Supermodel Jessica Cole has no intention of ever spying again after she was nearly killed by an embittered ex-model and a rogue MI6 agent. That is until she’s blackmailed into posing undercover as bodyguard to a very rich fellow model. What seems like a simple job aboard a luxurious yacht in Monaco soon turns into a deadly mission to stop the most dangerous weapon in the world falling into the wrong hands. Jessica will need every gadget in her make-up bag if she wants to get out of this one alive.
I was lucky enough to win a set of the Jessica Cole books in a competition, so big thanks to Scholastic and Faye Rogers for my set.This is the second book in the Model Spy series. I found it easier to get into than the first one, as the premise already there: unbelievable as it sounds, Jessica Cole is a school girl and a model and spy, all in one.

The beginning was really captivating, with an expensive necklace being stolen right off someone’s neck in the middle of an awards ceremony, with no sign at all of the culprit. It’s a genuinely intriguing mystery that keeps you guessing the whole way through the novel.

This book Jessica has Kat to contend with, a spoilt brat of a Russian model who is incredibly annoying but does have a softer side (and also a surprisingly conniving one!) There’s also a return of some old favourites, both friendly faces and some old enemies who rear their ugly heads again.

I had some difficulty with some of Jessica’s personal struggles: I didn’t feel like we saw enough of her relationship with Jamie to really understand how she was feeling. I just didn’t feel the connection between them, and found I was more interested in all the awesome spy stuff rather than a boyfriend we don’t get to see much.

This was a great follow up to Code Red Lipstick and I really enjoyed puzzling out the mystery on this one.

My Verdict:

Ahaha I love this book, you should totally read it!

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