Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I Am The Mission by Allen Zadoff Review

Title: I Am the Mission
Author: Allen Zadoff
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Action/Thriller
Series: Boy Nobody, book two
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: In the explosive sequel to I Am The Weapon, Boy Nobody returns--this time with even more action, secrets, and thrills! I can't wait to see the final book in this stunning thriller of a trilogy!

This book was given to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Boy Nobody has returned. Still reeling from the repercussions of his last mission, he is struggling to figure out who to trust, what to do. In the midst of all this, he is sent on another mission: get close to the charismatic Eugene Moore and kill him before he can do any damage. Forced to put his issues on hold for the present, our narrator succeeds. Suddenly, he finds himself cut off from his superiors.. And when that happens, all the doubt comes rushing back in.. And our hero has to decide what's worth fighting for as he digs deeper into his past..

What I enjoyed:
-I really liked the pacing of this novel--it was breakneck and brutal, and I couldn't put it down
-Our narrator, even more richly developed than before, on one hand a normal boy, the other a brutal, cold assassin--I liked the way he was really struggling with finding his past and remaining loyal to those in power
-I liked what our narrator went up against as well, a man with frightening charisma able to sway young people against a government he sees unfit
-Lee and Miranda, despite their father and their own seeming madness--both were sympathetic and very real
-Francisco, the lost young man who finds his way into Moore's inner sanctum--and obviously is more than meets the eye, just like our narrator himself
-Howard--I love the way he made a cameo in this novel as well
-I loved the ending--I can't wait for the final book in this thrilling spy trilogy!

What could've been better:
-At times Moore had me rolling my eyes--he seemed like a stock character at times
-I wish there had been more divulged on our narrator's past

Overall, I Am The Mission was worthy of its predecessor--a great sequel I really enjoyed! Next on deck: Coldhearted by Melanie Matthews!

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