Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Review and GIVEAWAY

NobodyNobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Description: There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away. 

That’s why they make the perfect assassins.

The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated.

Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute’s monitoring. But now they’ve ID’ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can’t make the hit. It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else ever notices them.
My thoughts:This was a surprisingly intriguing read. It was a relatively novel concept without 1)being a trilogy or 2)being a dystopia. Don't get me wrong. I like both of those but it was very nice to read one book and get a good story.

The book is about Claire, a Nobody. A Nobody is a person you easily forget, can't concentrate on their field of energy to register them, may see or hear them and then forget them, but they do exist. She's tired of being ignored but getting used to it. On the flip side, there is Nix, another Nobody who was identified very young and trained to be used as a weapon by a secret institute seeking power under the guise of protecting the greater society. When Nix and Claire join forces, they can be a very interesting duo.

It's a solid concept. Good read. Interesting evening. I liked it.

Also by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and now in paperback (relevant information for the giveaway):
Every Other Day

Every other day, Kali D’Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She argues with her father. She’s human.

And then every day in between . . . she’s something else entirely.

Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism.

When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her, and unfortunately she’ll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive . . . and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process.

You can also check out Jen's blog.

And because you want both of them, one lucky blog reader will get a hardbound copy of Nobody and a paperback copy of Every Other Day. Because I'm awesome like that. And someone's publicist is generous. Here's the form:

1 comment:

Patricia Eimer said...

Sounds like a couple of really good books.