Book Review: Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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.

Release Date: January 22, 2013
Age Group: YA
Source: Review copy from publisher

What a compelling read!  Nobody read like a psychological thriller for me. I loved it. I read this book several weeks ago and I'm still thinking about it. I found the heavy subject matter (death, serial killers) somewhat haunting, but so, so good. 

Barnes has created such a unique world in Nobody. I loved the world-building and the concept of Nobodies. I felt so badly for Claire and Nix! I was so happy that they found each other, as each one thought they were the only person in the world who is virtually forgettable.

There were some dark elements to Nobody, but they weren't dark enough to scare me off and I usually scare quite easily. I was so invested in the story that I knew I would keep reading no matter what. 

I found Nobody to be very emotional and beautifully written. The love story was so sweet and tender. The character growth was just right and I liked that Nix changes a lot through the book. I loved the imagery, especially "the fade'. The ending was perfect for setting up book two---I really can't wait to read it!  

1 comment:

  1. I like beautifully written. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for review.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog


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