Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Hit (The Unknown Assassin #1) by Allen Zadoff

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Hachette Children's Books and NetGalley.
The Hit
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new name, makes few friends and doesn't stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend's family to die -- of "natural causes." Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next target.

When his own parents died of not-so-natural causes at the age of eleven, Boy Nobody found himself under the control of The Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as counter-espionage operatives. But somewhere, deep inside Boy Nobody, is somebody: the boy he once was, the boy who wants normal things (like a real home, his parents back), a boy who wants out. And he just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program's next mission.


The Hit by Allen Zadoff

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars



The Hit(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Hachette Children's Books and NetGalley.)

This book started out well, but after about 20% it just got worse and worse.

Boy nobody started out as quite an interesting spy-type character and he actually seemed pretty competent at his job, but unfortunately that all changed. After a point he totally came off his game, was unable to do as he was tasked, and basically turned in to a right wimp!

The storyline again started out well, but at the 20% mark it went rapidly downhill and I really lost interest. I didn’t get why Boy Nobody was suddenly off his game, why he couldn’t do what he was supposed to be doing, and why the story was going the way it was!
The romance in this was a little dodgy, and again, Boy Nobody really needed to get his head back in the game!

The ending to this wasn’t too bad, but I had really lost interest by that point.
5 out of 10.


1 comment:

  1. Ha - I had my teen reviewer review this one and he didn't find it at all believable. "Dodgy" is a great word for the romance - I was not a fan. This had a lot of potential, but it just ended up being not really for me.
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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