Book Talk # 6 ( 2017 ) : Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Morgan

Kindle Edition

Published March 30th 2017


Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But when Girls Night rolls around, Snow decides to prove to her friends (and herself) that she’s not just some boring tomboy. Impulsively, she kisses a hot stranger and even manages to escape his two security guards. 

One stolen kiss… 

Ash Stryker’s senior year sucks. His politician father pulled him out of Chariot High, separating him from his championship-winning soccer team. Now he’s stuck at a prissy private school with no friends, no team and no chance of being scouted. On top of that, thanks to the death threats his dad’s received, Ash has a security tail aka professional babysitters. When the mystery girl from the movies shows up at his school, rappelling from the rafters, Ash knows one thing: he won’t let her get away again. 

One interesting job proposition… 

After a seemingly random attack, Ash’s mother surprises everyone. She hires Snow to be Ash’s personal bodyguard until after the election. But can Snow’s kick-ass skills hold up against the rising threats to Ash’s family? More importantly, can Ash convince his ninja girl to screw ethics and kiss him again? 

Opposites attract in this YA romance where a smooth talker meets his match in the tough girl who (literally) sweeps him off his feet. Moral of the story:

Sometimes even bad boys need a bodyguard.

Badass girl protagonist in a YA book? Count me in. Snow is such a badass without losing her inner girl. She may not show it but it is there. I don’t know why and what but even if it is good for me, there was just something lacking in the book. I don’t know if it was Ash’s constant need to protect Snow that makes him look like a child protecting an adult or his need to treat her like a fragile girl. It pissed me off like it pissed off Snow but in the end, I think it’s romantic. Some people don’t bother to take care of you anymore if they can see that you can do it for yourself.

This book was a mix of swoony mean girls, attractive soccer players, martial arts over protective bestfriends, a slightly annoying girl bestfriend, awesome family support and two people who found themselves together through anything.

I recommend this book to people who want to take a break from the damsel in distress trope and swoon with girls who actually know how to throw a punch. Giving it 4 stars even though I already knew what was going to happen. 😂


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