Friday, February 8, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Nobody by Jennifer Barnes

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.

In the world of paranormal it's sometimes hard to come up with a novel concept that feels different than other books.  At least it feels that way to me as a reader.  I really liked the concept of this book because it was interesting and different.  The idea of people who go unnoticed and forgotten yet hold incredible powers to fade into another realm and accomplish all sorts of things because other people can't see them is so cool.  And on the opposite side you have people who can influence other people through their very persuasive powers.  I just love when you can take real life sort of things and exaggerate them into something of another world.  So yeah, for me, loved the concept.  I would have loved to have seen it developed more and maybe included a POV from the inside of the Institute.  

Claire and Nix were great characters.  I enjoyed them and thought they were so good together and not just because they were both Nobody's.  I think I especially enjoyed Nix because his emotional journey was on such a larger scale.  

I felt like the story was so slow and repetitive in the beginning.  I kept thinking that "Yeah, I've already heard this, let's move on".  Things really picked up towards the end and I enjoyed that part.  The ending was great.

Overall a good read.  There are a few instances of mild swearing.  My thanks to Edgemont for sending me this book for review and for providing for a giveaway here today.

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  1. I'm very interested in this book-I loved Every Other Day and want to check out more of Barnes' writing.

  2. I actually won this book the other day. I am really excited to start reading it! Thanks for sharing your review!


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