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January 18, 2013

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Review + Giveaway

Title: Nobody   
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes 
Publisher: EgmontUSA  
Release Date: January 22, 2013 
Received: For review  

Summary:  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.

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.

Review:  We all feel like nobody every once in a while, but what if you found out you actually were Nobody? That is what Claire must come to terms with in Nobody.

 Claire and Nix are two great main characters. They, as we learn throughout the book, are Nobodies, people who no one really notices. But while Nix has grown up knowing he is a Nobody, Claire is just learning it. I enjoyed Claire's journey into realizing what she is, Nix is so sure of what he thinks and when Claire's existence tears that all apart their resulting journey is both complex and interesting.

I like books that are semi-grounded in reality but have a cool scientific twist ad Nobody definitely has that. I loved learning about the Institute, the Nobodies, and the Nulls. Barnes has painted a picture so real that I was getting shivers thinking about the possibility of Nulls existing and about real people who are basically the real life equivalent of Nulls.

The way the book is written is kind of strange. Instead of alternating between characters each chapter. The chapters are broken up and they go back and forth between Claire and Nix. After a little while I got used to it but it is different when you first pick it up.

Overall I liked Nobody and am looking forward to the next one.
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  1. I'm excited to read how exactly someone can be seen as a Nobody. Interesting.

  2. I've been marathoning Alias and Nikita on Netflix recently, and Nobody sounds like the book version of those shows. I can't wait to read it!

  3. It would be scary ot have a Nobody around especially if they are assassins. The storyline is intriguing.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!! I have been wanting to read these books for awhile!

  5. I want to read these sooo bad! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  6. This looks like an interesting read. I def added it to my list! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  7. This sounds really good! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! :D

  8. I would seriously love to get my hands on these! I have heard o many amazing things about JLB novels, so thanks for the chance to win them!!

  9. Gosh, this one sounds so awesome. I just LOVE Jennifer Lynn Barnes's books!


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