Thursday, January 24, 2013

Noticing Nobody

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.  

It’s 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.  

Claire 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.

Nix 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.

The 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 sense.  

It 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.

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