Nobody – Jennifer Lynn Barnes Review & Giveaway
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
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I have never read anything by Jennifer Lynn Barnes before. I’ve heard that her Raised by Wolves series is off the charts amazing, but if you could see all the books piling up in my frontroom and bedroom you would understand why I just don’t have time. I was offered Nobody by Egmont USA in return for a review and giveaway to be posted on the blog.
I tried really, really hard to like Nobody, but I found it to be very……weird. The idea of writing about “nobody’s” was interesting, but it lacked the spark it needed. It was obvious to me that Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a fantastic writer. There was really nothing wrong with the writing style or the creativity, I just found the storyline to be very odd and I was not drawn in.
I ended up skimming a lot of this book because not only did I not enjoy the story itself, but I was not a big fan of the characters either. I am not a fan of books written in multiple perspectives, so that was an obvious turn off for me. Also, I found it really difficult to attach to either Nix or Claire. I understand that the book is called Nobody and that that’s what they are in the book, but I felt like they just did not exist.
I don’t have much to say about this book, because I found it very difficult to stick with it for long. I am giving it 2 stars, because I truly believe that Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a good writer. Looking at Goodreads, I also noticed that a lot of people are giving it higher ratings than I am. So maybe it’s just me. I didn’t like this story, but maybe some of you guys will. Make sure to enter the contest below. And make sure, if you have read the book, that you come back and let me know what YOU thought of it. Maybe we think the same or maybe we have totally different opinions! Let me know!
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2013
Source: Finished copy provided by publisher
Teaser Quote: “I am everything. I am nothing. I am powerful. I am forgotten.”
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Contest will run from February 12th, 2013 to February 20th, 2013.
Contest open to U.S. and Canada residents only