What are the best female assassin books?

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    #1Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass)

    Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass)

    After serving at the salt mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien has found a way of recovering her freedom: she will have to act has the champion of Prince Dorian in the competition to find a new royal assassin. 

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    Jorge Alberto Baltazar
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "A pretty fast paced story that kept me rooting for the heroine. There was a lot of original material that made the book better than a lot of other books of this genre. I really good read with a unique story."
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    #2One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress)

    One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress)

    One Foot in the Grave is the second book in the Night Huntress series written by Jeaniene Frost. This urban fantasy paranormal romance book is first published in 2008 by Avon. 

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    Sandra Olivares
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This feels like some kind of weird fan fiction that was modeled after the show Bones."
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    #3At Grave's End (Night Huntress)

    At Grave's End (Night Huntress)

    At Grave's End is the third book in the Night Huntress series written by Jeaniene Frost. This urban fantasy paranormal romance book is first published in 2008. 

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    David Valdez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "seems like it sort of fits the topic"
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    #4Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy)

    Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy)

    Last Sacrifice is a book by Richelle Mead that tells a story about Rose and Lissa's competition for the Royal Throne. Murder, love and a lot of jealousy will happen.

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    Joe Burke
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I find Richelle Read's books fun to read; lots of entertainment but not very thought provoking. I am a young adult and I like to read a lot so I just want to have humor, romance and drama and Richelle delivers. I think her character, Rose, could be a role model for young girls like me everywhere."
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    #5Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)

    Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)

    Cry Wolf, the first book in Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series, is about Anna, who never believed in werewolves until she was turned into one and began a love-and-hate relationship with her pack's Alpha.

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    Howard Washington
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I have always been a big fan of books that feature women assassins. The best book I have found recently is Cry Wolf which is an amazing book that features a female assassin. "
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    #6Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)

    Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)

    The first book of the 'Guild Hunter Series' beings narrating the story of Elena Deveraux, a vampire hunter that kills many beasts and monsters for a living. This time, she has been hired to kill Archangel Raphael, something harder that will be harder than she thought, as his beauty might interfere in her job. 

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    Brandon Hicks
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I love assassin books and anything similar. I try to find ones with bad ass females in it because I really enjoy having a variety. I found Angels Blood and read it and I was overjoyed. The book is amazing. It's really interesting and keeps you wanting more. "
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    #7Fire Study (Study)

    Fire Study (Study)
    Yelena's abilities as a soulfinder are becoming more and more popular, so people are becoming afraid of her ability to capture and release souls. While the Council is debating her fate, she finds out about a sorcerer working on destroying her homeland, so she will have to stop him once again, as she had already beaten her before. 
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    William Thomas
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I don't read fiction frequently, so when I do, I make sure it something that I really enjoy. This series had me intrigued and hooked. I really enjoyed following from the point of view of the main character as she worked through the various tasks of being an assassin. "
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    #8Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin)

    Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin)

    Spider's Bite, the first book in Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series, is about Gin, who grew up as an assassin on the streets after her family was murdered. Later, Gin was duped and her handler was killed, and now she's out for revenge.

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    Cynthia Elliott
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Love this book! It is a little dark, but very intriguing! I was hooked from the first page. You feel like you are really connected to Gin, the main character, and are a part of solving the mystery. "
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    #9Clutch (I Am Just Junco Series)

    Clutch (I Am Just Junco Series)
    Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, the book that starts this series stars Junco Coot, the daughter of the Rural Republic's commander, a village known for its farms and that is getting targeted by the Avians, a race looking for their genetics. One of these Avian soldiers is Tier, who wants to destroy the village and kill Junco. 
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    William Stephens
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "The is a great read with a strong story and well developed characters."
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    #10Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass)

    Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass)

    As everyone who she loves has been taken away from her, Celaena Sardothien is back at the empire looking for vengeance. Being Qeen of Terrasen, she has a throne to reclaim, but first she will have to rescue her cousin, friend and everyone enslaved by the brutal king. 

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    Christian Payne
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Interesting book about female assassins. I enjoyed it greatly."
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    #11Magic Study (Study Series)

    Magic Study (Study Series)
    Yelena Zaltana is finally free to return to her homeland Sitia: her magic powers have been unveiled, something forbidden in Ixia and that resulted in her execution order. But things don't get much better once she arrives there, as her own brother doesn't trusts her and a rogue magician has targeted her. 
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    James Walters
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I really love books like this, anything with magic has always fascinated me. Magic Study (Study Series) is a cool series that follows the magical abilities of the main character and treats the subject as it were real which makes you wonder, is it?"
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    #12Beyond the Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy)

    Beyond the Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy)

    Beyond the Shadows is the last book in The Night Angel trilogy written by New York Times best-selling author Brent Weeks. It is about Kylar who has to kill a goddess to save his friends. 

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    Gerald Hunt
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Another installment in the Night Angel trilogy. Fairly pedestrian, not terribly inspired, but despite that there's fun to be had here. Watching a mere mortal go on a quest to kill a goddess, simply because he wants to help his friends get clear of an immortal struggle, has its moments. Kylar is an interesting hero, and he goes up against some really colorful opponents as he works his way through the plot. I've read much worse."
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    #13The Final Empire (Mistborn Series)

    The Final Empire (Mistborn Series)

    Mistborn: The Final Empire, the first book in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series, is about Kelsier, a master thief who grouped up with other criminals to bring down the empire that enslaved his people.

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    Ralph Powell
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Great choice, 4.6 stars out of 5 on Amazon with over 1600 reviews."
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    #14Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass)

    Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass)

    Heir of Fire, the 3rd book in Sarah Maas' Throne of Glass series, is about Celaena's struggles to defeat both her inner demons born of her newfound knowledge of her heritage and the monsters that are about to devour the world.

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    Johnny Ellis
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this book. I didn't think I'd like the main character Celaena at first, but grew to really connect with her."
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    #15Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin)

    Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin)

    Grave Mercy is a young adult fantasy romance and the first book in His Fair Assassin series written by Robin LaFevers. It is first in 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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    #16Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass)

    Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass)

    Crown of Midnight is the second book in the series Throne of Glass written by Saraj Maas that tells the story of an eighteen-year-old assassin named Celaena. Her loyalty to the crown is not real and it will be teste

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    Billy Stanley
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "a fantastic book series the cover art is great and it really gets you excited for what's to come."
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    #17The Way of Shadows (Night Angel)

    The Way of Shadows (Night Angel)

    The Way of Shadows is the first book in the Night Angel trilogy written by New York Times best-selling author Brent Weeks. It is about Azoth who became an assassin under the name of Kylar Stern. 

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    Brian Davidson
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "A Way of Shadows definitely has its share of assassins, starting with the main characters, Kylar Stern and Durzo Blint. There's lots of unique characters in this entertaining book but I can't remember any notable female assassins. If you're seeking a book primarily about female assassins, I would look elsewhere. "
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    #18Venom (Elemental Assassin)

    Venom (Elemental Assassin)

    Venom: An Elemental Assassin Book is an urban fantasy novel by Jennifer Estep. It follows the story of Gin, an assassin of paranormal creatures. It was published in 2010 by Pocket Books and is the third installment in the Elemental Assassin series.

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    Laura Warren
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Men are often found in extreme main rolls. Venom puts women front and center."
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    #19Fury of a Phoenix (The Nix Series)

    Fury of a Phoenix (The Nix Series)

    Fury of a Phoenix is a fiction novel by Shannon Mayer. It follows the story of Nix, a woman with a dark past and whose grief and rage drives her to hunt those who killed her family. It was published in 2017 and is the first book in the Nix series.

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    Beverly King
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I'm always on the lookout for books with strong female characters. There aren't a lot of books with female assassins so when I found this one it blew me away. The character Nix is deadly! The story is so well written. I can't wait to read the other books."
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    #20The Farseer Trilogy

    The Farseer Trilogy
    The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb follows the adventures and story of Fitz a royal bastard and trained assasin. His uncle, the Prince Verity of The Six Duchies kingdom is trying to orchestrate a wage war on the Red-Ship Raiders from the Outlands. This faction is attacking the shores of the kingdom turning people into what is known as the Forged one, a kind of spell that makes people emotionless.

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    Tyler Willis
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A stunning story about a boy's journey to adulthood in a turbulent time. Think J.R.R. Tolkien meets Charlotte Bronte."

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Best What are the best female assassin books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass) Books 34 Paid
2One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress)Books 31 Paid
3At Grave's End (Night Huntress)Books 25 Paid
4Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy)Books 25 Paid
5Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)Books 23 Paid
6Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)Books 21 Paid
7Fire Study (Study)Books 21 Paid
8Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin)Books 18 Paid
9Clutch (I Am Just Junco Series)Books 16 Paid
10Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass)Books 15 Paid
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