REVIEW: Fashion Assassin by Sarah Sky

I received this book for free from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

REVIEW: Fashion Assassin by Sarah SkyFashion Assassin by Sarah Sky
Series: Jessica Cole: Model Spy #2
Published by Scholastic on 1st January 2015
Genres: contemporary, mystery, young adult
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic
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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 a HUGE fan of Sky’s debut novel, Code Red Lipstick, and so I was delighted to read the second instalment, Fashion Assassin.

In Fashion Assassin, the stakes are even higher as Jessica Cole works to discover Vectra with the setting of Monaco as a backdrop. With bratty models to guard and a deadly mission, Jessica truly is back with even more action.


Kickass Protagonist

I love Jessica so much! She’s so much fun to read about, and she’s such a refreshing protagonist.

Gripping Action

Sky’s books are SO awesome. I was gripped for two days and found it incredibly hard to put down. All I wanted to do was read, read, read! There’s always something massive happening that means you HAVE to know what will become of the characters.

Amazing Setting

One of my favourite things about the series is the diverse range of settings. The first book was set in Paris, and the second in Monaco! It’s so exciting to read about such interesting cultures that are different to many others written about in UKYA. Sky also writes them incredibly well, so that I feel like I’m actually there.


The third book in the Jessica Cole Model Spy series cannot come sooner. I need to know what happens immediately!


Lucy Powrie

Lucy Powrie is a blogger, YouTuber and author from the UK. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.


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    Michelle Toy

    5 January, 2015

    Great review Lucy. I’m excited to read this…I’ve just started Code Red Lipstick

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    5 January, 2015

    I want to read this series – it looks so good! Great review, Lucy! 🙂
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    5 January, 2015

    Great review, this sounds really good. The cover reminds me of Geek Girl, which I’ve just started reading and I’m loving, it sounds like it might have a similar tone of voice to Geek Girl, so I’ll have to check this out.
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    5 January, 2015

    Wow, this looks like an absolutely amazing book and just the sort of read I’m looking for! I’m in need of something intriguing, gripping and after finishing the last Game Of Thrones book I’m in desperate need of something that doesn’t take much effort to read!
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    5 January, 2015

    This looks super amazing, Lucy! I love books like this. Can’t wait to pick it up. x

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