Book Review: Fashion Assassin, Sarah Sky
by Sarah Sky Series: Jessica Cole: Model Spy Published by Scholastic
on 1 Jan 2015 Pages:
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.
On January 1st this year, the second book in the Jessica Cole Model Spy Series – Fashion Assassin by Sarah Sky came out. Book Walrus is a HUGE fan of Sarah Sky (as you’ll see from our 5* review of Code Red Lipstick and our interview with Sarah).
Review by Jodie, aged 12
After my mum gave me this book I knew I was going to love it and I did. It combines two of my favourite things models and spies!
One of the reasons why I loved this book was because it kept me of the edge of my seat because it is one of those stories where we have no idea what is going to happen next till the very end of the book. One minute I think someone is a good guy but then they do something and they are then a villain in my head. It was so thrilling to read.
I loved the ideas Sarah Sky put into the book. I don’t want to give the whole plot so I am going to call it: “the most dangerous weapon” which it is called in the story till the very end when we find out what it is. It was the best plot ever.
Also I like how during the story we find out the one of the “bad guys” just wants attention for a change and will do putrid stuff to get some and they don’t mean to do things that are wrong but they just do.
Another thing I enjoyed about reading this spectacular book was that we kind of got to see how Kat (who is a spoilt rich model) actually lives. Which is quite fun because when she doesn’t get any attention from her father she just gets his credit card, and because after you see how she lives you kind of feel bad for her and wish that she does. She does a lot of bad horrible things to people but she just wants some attention for once. It is not an excuse but I still feel really bad for her while I am reading (I know it’s just a book but still).
But since I have said everything I liked about this book I thought I should say something I didn’t like so much. This was at the start when Jessica and Kat were in the hotel room. I know it had to be there to make the story make sense but I guess when I read the whole book that was the only part of the story that had no drama and nothing exciting happening.
Thank you so much Sarah Sky for writing this book. It was so incredibly put together and I am so glad you wrote another one which in actual fact I am reading at the moment. I hope you carry on writing for this series because now I have read it I don’t ever want it to stop!
I would give this book 6 stars out of 5 if I could.
Sarah Sky is the author of Scholastic’s Jessica Cole: Model Spy series with Code Red Lipstick, Fashion Assassin and Catwalk Criminal.
Sarah is a freelance education journalist and lives in West London with her husband and two young children.
She grew up in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, and studied English at Nottingham University before gaining a post-graduate diploma in journalism at Cardiff University.
She trained as a journalist at the Western Daily Press in Bristol. Her highlight was interviewing screen legend Charlton Heston and lowest point was being sneezed on by a cow at a fatstock competition.
Sarah worked as an education correspondent for a national newspaper before going freelance. She now divides her time between journalism and writing.
She loves reading, baking, table tennis and martial arts. She’s a green belt in kick-boxing and a brown with two white stripes at karate, currently training for black.