Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
* ARC provided by the publisher for review
5 out of 5 gnomes
I adored this book with it’s teenage assassin, intriguing world, and crazy organization that needs to be thwarted.
told in dual perspective (having a dual perspective is quickly becoming
one of my favorite things to see in a book.) Claire and Nix are two
very different people and their distinct points of view are very
entertaining to read. They seem like polar opposites at first and then
everything just kind of snaps together when they actually meet. They
have a connection right away but it does take them awhile to figure out
that they really shouldn’t be enemies.
seems to be just a rather nondescript girl at first but then finds
herself in trouble and on a brand new path in life. She is definitely
more important than she ever thought she could be.
changes for the better even though he had a rather less than ideal
upbringing. I really like his character arc through the book as he
figures things out and really begins to grow as a person.
whole mythology of nulls, nobodies, and sensors is a great concept.
The nobody ability is even better than being invisible because people
just automatically forget about you and sometimes can’t seem to see you
at all. The null ability is scary though because they can’t help but be
noticed and crave power. The sensors are intriguing too because they
can find nulls and nobodies and usually have at least one enhanced
was really refreshing to read a strong standalone book. If you’re
looking for a unique story with strong characters then this is
definitely the book for you.