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Léon the Professional

Luc Besson
4
Rated by
Scott S.
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017

Léon: The Professional tells the story of a child-like hit man named Léon and his relationship with (and subsequent training of) a 12 year-old named Mathilda who is orphaned at the hands of insane, corrupt New York cop Norman Stansfield. It features that unique French mixture of absurdity and realism: In what world does a 12 year-old boldly shoot a handgun out of a window without consequence? How is that Léon and Mathilda's relationship is simultaneously creepy and sweet?

Two men with the same face. One facing left in a black hood with a knife and building in the background. One facing right with no hood and nothing in the back ground.

Assassin's Creed (DVD)

Justin Kurzel
2
Rated by
Axel F.
Friday, Jul 7, 2017

Justin Kurzel’s newest film, Assassin’s Creed, has been called one of the best video game based movies made so far. Unfortunately, that isn’t much of a compliment. In this film Callum, played by Michael Fassbender, is captured by the Abstergo Corporation and placed into a machine, the Animus, in order to access and relive memories locked in his genetic code.

Graceling

Kristin Cashore
4
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight - she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king's thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace - or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away...

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The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Pirate's Wish

Cassandra Rose Clarke
4
Rated by
Josh N.
Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

In The Assassin's Curse, Cassandra Rose Clark introduced us to Ananna, a rebellious pirate princess, and Naji, a brooding and sensitive assassin. When Ananna escapes from an arranged marriage, her groom-to-be's family sends Naji to kill her, but when Ananna saves Naji's life, they become bound together by a magic curse, sending them on a mysterious, swashbuckling quest to break the curse.

Poison by Bridget Zinn

Poison

Bridget Zinn
4
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014

When Kyra, the youngest and most talented potions master in the kingdom, has a vision of the soon-to-be-married Princess destroying the land, she knows what she must do: kill the princess…her best friend. Kyra is distraught at the thought of killing her best friend, which must be what causes her poisoned dart to miss it’s target and send Kyra running for her life from the Crown’s justice. Looking for another chance to save the kingdom, Kyra acquires a tracking pig from the King of Thieves, and a boisterous traveling companion, Fred.

Grave Mercy

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Rated by
Nancy B.
Monday, Feb 18, 2013

Assassin-nuns-in-training! Grave Mercy, is the first book in Robin LaFevers’ YA series, His Fair Assassin.

Garden of Beasts: a Novel of Berlin 1936

Jeffrey Deaver
4
Rated by
Judy C.
Saturday, Sep 15, 2012

The setting is Berlin and the year is 1936. In award winning author, Jeffrey Deaver’s book, Garden of Beasts, Germany is planning rearmament while Hitler is strengthening his rise to power.