Saturday 26 July 2014

Book Review - I Am the Mission

I Am the Mission
Author: Allen ZadoffSeries: The Unknown Assassin #2
Genres: Thriller, Mystery | Young Adult
Release Date: June 17th 2014
Publishers: Little Brown
No. Pages: 432
Source: Review Copy - Little Brown
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He was the perfect assassin. No name. No past. No remorse. Perfect, that is, until he began to ask questions and challenge his orders. Now The Program is worried that their valuable soldier has become a liability.

And so Boy Nobody is given a new mission. A test of sorts. A chance to prove his loyalty. His objective: Take out Eugene Moore, the owner of an extremist military training camp for teenagers. It sounds like a simple task, but a previous operative couldn't do it. He lost the mission and is presumed dead. Now Boy Nobody is confident he can finish the job. Quickly.

But when things go awry, Boy Nobody finds himself lost in a mission where nothing is as it seems: not The Program, his allegiances, nor the truth.  The riveting second book in Allen Zadoff's Boy Nobody series delivers heart-pounding action and a shocking new twist that makes Boy Nobody question everything he has believed.

If you have read my review for the first in the series than you will know just how much I loved it and just how  hooked I was from the start. In the first book you get to meet Boy X as I like to call him, a young boy of just 16 who has been trained to be an assassin by the very people who killed his parents. In the first book we hear his doubts, we see how he's started to mistrust the people who changed his life for ever, and it ends with him doing something he really didn't want to do and more confused.

In this book, Boy X is yet again thrown in at the deep end. When one of The Programs people go missing 6 months into a mission, the task falls into the hands of our boy assassin. The objective? kill Eugene Moore, the owner of an extremist military training camp for teenagers. He's been told that under no circumstance is he allowed to to it at the camp, where communication is cut of. Instead he is to finish the job in a one to one meeting with Eugene at the event hosted to find potential candidates for training. Unable to do so, he agrees to go to the camp. Once he's in though, its very hard to get back out again.

I personally liked this book a lot more than the first. Maybe its because there was more action, and the characters, I liked the new character more than the last, and I suppose it didn't hurt when some old faces poked their head around the corner. Either way I found it more... entertaining shall we say than the last. I feel like Boy X had really grown to and I loved reading his character development and I love finding out more about The Program it's self. I'm hoping in the next book everything will come to a close nicely and and all the unanswered questions are answered

The series isn't well known, it isn't on everyone radar and that's what makes it so special. It's a hidden gem that deserve to be picked up and appreciated.

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