The Assassin's Guide to Babysitting
 

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The Assassin's Guide to Babysitting

author: Natalie C. Parker

Tru has been hiding all her life. Her parents taught her to conceal her bastion Talent: indestructible skin, muscles, and bones. In a world where Talents are common and varied, no one trusts a bastion—they’re too powerful. Hiding failed to keep Tru’s parents alive, but moments before their murder, Tru’s mom pointed her to Logan Dire, a famed recluse assassin who adopted and trained orphaned Tru. At seventeen, she’s still hiding. Not even her closest friends know her true name or Talent, or that she’s balancing high school with knife and stealth training (while crushing on her BFF’s older sister). When assassins interrupt a mundane babysitting job booked through BountyApp—where lethal hunters find work and babysitters for their kids—Tru flees with a one-year-old strapped to her chest and spiraling questions: Who killed her parents? Whom can she trust? What does it mean to be a bastion? And is it ever OK to kiss a girl who’s trying to hunt you down? From an award-winning author comes a masterfully plotted thriller that holds character and relationship on a par with action and nail-biting suspense.

This riveting, superpowered adventure unveils a shadow world of Talented bounty hunters—and plumbs the nature of identity, deadly secrets, and found family.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$19.99 / $0.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536240230 /  9781536240238
on sale date:
01/2025
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
320 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Family; LGBTQ+; Thrillers & Suspense;
author’s comments:
Natalie C. Parker is an acclaimed author of books for young adults, including the Seafire trilogy and the duology Beware the Wild and Behold the Bones. She lives outside Kansas City with her wife.
 
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