The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

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T.A.G. You're It...

"It is 4 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and fear that they won't. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before-"

At Cate's isolated boarding school Killer is more than a game-it's an elite secret society. Members must avoid being "killed" during a series of thrilling pranks-and only the Game Master knows who the "killer" is. When Cate's finally invited to join The Guild of Assassins, she knows it's her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.

But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save The Guild. But can she find the real assassin-before she's the next target?


About Kirsty McKay

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Kirsty McKay, born in the UK, now lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has written several children’s plays for regional theater; this is her debut novel. Visit her website at and follow her on Twitter @kirkybean.
Published August 2, 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire. 336 pages
Genres: Romance, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 6 Up—Cate's been harvested: chosen to be part of the Assassin's Guild, a secretive elite club at her boarding school. Playing the game involves avoiding being "killed" through a series of ongoing pranks. But what happens when the killing becomes real and the game becomes a nightmare? The book ...

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