The Hummingbird Killer

The Hummingbird Killer

Paperback Published on: 11/05/2023
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The Hummingbird Killer
A fantastic sequel!
As someone who raced through the first book, I'm so glad the second book lived up to it! The sequel is set 2 years after the heartbreaking events of The Bu... READ MORE
Joanna at St. Neots
The Hummingbird Killer
Nature vs Nurcher Vibe
The first book is The Butterfly Assassin and this is the second book of the YA twisty trilogy (third one not out yet) about a teenage assassin trying to li... READ MORE
The Hummingbird Killer
Heartbreakingly good
Longman broke my heart into pieces AGAIN. Beautifully written. This book picks up two years after the first one is set with bigger world building, higher s... READ MORE
Patrycja Kostecka


Friend by day. Traitor by night. The second book in the dark, twisting thriller trilogy about a teen assassin’s attempt to live a normal life. Don't miss the epic conclusion to the series, coming May 2024. 'A dark, enthralling thriller' The Guardian  Teen assassin Isabel Ryans now works for Comma, and she’s good at it: the Moth is the guild’s most notorious killer, infamous throughout the city of Espera. But Isabel still craves normality, and she won’t find it inside the guild. She moves in with a civilian flatmate, Laura, and begins living a double life, one where she gets to pretend she’s free. But when Isabel’s day job tangles her up with an anti-guild abolitionist movement, it becomes harder to keep her two lives separate. Forced to choose between her loyalty to her friends and her loyalty to Comma, she finds herself with enemies on all sides, particularly those from the rival guild Hummingbird, putting herself and Laura at risk. Can Isabel ever truly be safe in a city ruled by killers? From award-winning author Finn Longman, an exhilarating voice in YA fiction, comes an addictive trilogy for fans of global phenomena The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Killing Eve and The Hunger Games. PRAISE FOR THE BUTTERFLY ASSASSIN: 'An immersive, fast-paced thriller' The Irish Times 'An electrifying debut!’ Chelsea Pitcher, author of This Lie Will Kill You ‘A heart-in-your-mouth thriller that grips you from the first page until the very last.’ Benjamin Dean, author of The King is Dead   'A bold, jagged and uncompromising thriller that will keep you guessing all the way to the end.’ Tom Pollock, author of White Rabbit, Red Wolf ‘Sharp and layered, with a bright beating heart. The Butterfly Assassin will lure you deep into a fascinating and dangerous new world.’ Rory Power, author of Wilder Girls ‘An utterly addictive story. I told myself "just one more chapter" well into the night.’ Emily Suvada, author of This Mortal Coil   ‘Fierce, thrilling, and impossible to put down. Packed full of amazing friendships, plot twists and a desperate fight to survive’ C. G. Drews, author of The Boy Who Steals Houses

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781398507371
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 26 mm

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The Hummingbird Killer
A Triumph of A Sequel - Better, Bolder and Bloodier, Than Its Predecessor
Finn deserves kudos for managing the rare feat of writing a sequel that I prefer to the original. I particularly liked the wider view of Espera - its peopl... READ MORE
Caspian Robson
The Hummingbird Killer
Razor-sharp and incisive
The Hummingbird Killer continues a series that is razor-sharp and incisive in its intriguing and imaginative plotting, character works and worldbuilding. T... READ MORE
Emily (ashortbooklover)