{Review/2-book Giveaway} NOBODY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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O P E N I N G   H O O K:

One Week earlier... 

NINE LETTERS.  Two words.  He refused to think of them as a name.  With detached objectivity, his steady hands set the thin, white paper, with its evenly spaced black lettering, to the side.

He'd done this before.

One, Two, Three... 

He'd do this again.  More needles, more knives.  More evenly spaced black letters that carved themselves, blood-red, into the recesses of his mind.

The only way you can make a difference in this world is to kill.

From the moment he'd opened the envelope and seen the name, the pictures; from the moment he'd committed those nine letters to memory, the outcome had been a foregone conclusion.  His target had been marked.  Death was coming.

So be it.
(page 1, US ARC edition)

The premise for NOBODY is unique, and upon reading it, even more so.  Unlike previous books by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, which deal with creatures seen before such as werewolves, the author now shares her own creation, Nobodies.  No, we're not talking Kingdom Hearts-esque Nobodies here.  We're talking people that are blink-and-you-miss-them.  The book's tag-line?  "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."  There is an organization called The Society that finds Nobodies and trains them to be assassins, because only they can slip away unnoticed.

NOBODY is in third-person, so readers get thoughts from both Nix and Claire.  Nix was born knowing he was a Nobody.  He's been put through torturous training to become an assassin like no other--one who can slip in and out of the world unseen.  He believes in his duty to eliminate Nulls, "the ultimate somebodies...soulless, broken monsters. Master manipulators, devoid of human compassion" (pg. 22).  Nulls and their psychopathic tendencies sicken him, and when he is assigned a new target to eliminate, a teenage girl named Claire, he doesn't question it.  Until Claire sees him.  Until Claire questions him.  Until he realizes that Claire isn't a Null, but a Nobody like himself.  Suddenly, he finds himself questioning everything The Society has ever told him, every target he's ever illuminated.  What happens when two Nobodies join forces to stop an evil, corrupt secret organization?  Life as Nix knows it will never be the same again.

The amount of detail and creation that has gone into NOBODY is vast.  There are Sensors, five-person units where each member is extraordinarily talented in one of the four senses for tracking purposes.  The Fade is an in-between place where Nobodies are able to slip in and out of when travelling to pass unnoticed.  When touching in the Fade, they can even freeze time.  Nulls are dangerous and evil; when we're introduced to a young Null late in the book, it's chill-inducing.  And let's not forget Nobodies, who are easy to relate to because everyone goes through a period of feeling overlooked and forgotten, even when standing right in front of someone else.   There are so many unique elements to admire in NOBODY.  All of the original lore is by far my favorite aspect of the novel.  There's a bad case of insta-love, and considering that Nix wants to assassinate Claire, it's not necessarily the smartest decision she'll make when she falls for him.  Both Nix and Claire could be impulsive and illogical, especially when it came to one another, which makes sense, because they are teenagers, but at times, it becomes overpowering.  Then again, Nix and Claire have never been able to have a normal relationship because, as a Nobody, no one has ever seen them before, so this is one book where these ups and downs actually make sense, because neither knows how to behave.  It still gets redundant after a while, but can be overlooked because the story is just so unique. The mystery and intrigue as Nix and Claire unravel The Society's motivations was enough to keep me turning pages, especially as deeper truths about Nobodies, Nulls, and even Sensors were revealed.
C O V E R   D E S I G N:

This cover is intriguing and full of suspense.  You see an eye, no part of the body save for the eye.  You overlook the person because the person is...Nobody.  

Within the eye, we see a girl's silhouette, which is in the crosshairs of the pupil as though being seen through a sniper's scope.  

Very cool-looking!
O F F I C I A L  S E R I E S   I N F O:

Title:  NOBODY
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release Date: Out Jan. 22, 2013
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Received: For Review

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. 

Seventeen-year-old Nix is very good at his job.  So when the organization he works for sends him after a teenage girl named Claire, he doesn't ask questions.  He's a killer.  She needs to die.

For sixteen years, Claire has led a normal life being overlooked.  Her parents are absent.  She doesn't have any friends.  She has no idea what she is, or why anyone would want her dead.  But she's about to find out, because from the moment Nix attempts to carry out his mission, the two are caught up in a conspiracy of murder, cover-ups, and betrayal.

Nix is a killer.  Claire is his target.  But from the moment he sets eyes on her, everything changes, because only the two of them can truly see each other--and two Nobodies are more than twice as dangerous as one.
Author Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She's been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a "practice book" and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen.

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  1. Id have to say besides the cover,the prologue piece that you posted just sounds like this story is gonna exciting to read.

  2. Jennifer Lynn Barnes sounds like my kind of author. I can't wait to read these fantastic novels.


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