Saturday, February 23, 2013

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Blog Tour - Review and Giveaway

Published: January 22nd, 2013
Publisher: Egmont
Pages: 400
Copy: From Publisher
Summary: Goodreads

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.

This book just blew me away.  I LOVED it in every way.  It is a mysterious thriller with a thrilling mystery that starts with a bang and does not let go.   I honestly can't think of anything I didn't enjoy about this book.  Nix and Claire are just so absolutely perfect for each other in every way, it is not so much a romance, more an inevitable collision of forces.  I found myself wondering how lonely it must be to go through life totally unnoticed. I felt so sad for both of them, that it was almost a relief that they find each other.  And the great play on words with Nix's name - he is a nothing, a nobody, a zero, and to nix something is to remove it from existence, to veto it - very cleverly done.

Nobody is hard to describe.  It is not quite a paranormal, not quite a mystery, not quite a thriller, but it is one of the most engrossing books I've read in a while. There is a breathlessness to the narrative that just kept me reading without a break - so much so I was almost late for work! As I was reading I was reminded in a very small way of the movie 'Wanted'.  Not so much because of the characters, but more because of the secret society that trains assassins.  It's not a strong resemblance, but it was there, for me anyway.

What more can I tell you?  Great, believable characters with heart, intriguing situations and a fantastic new world.  Buy it, read it, love it.

As part of the blog tour, we are lucky enough to be able to offer a fantastic giveaway. You will be entering for  one hardcover copy of Nobody and the new paperback release of Every Other Day, which pubs on the same day as Nobody (January 22nd).  Good luck.

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Just in case you're interested, here are a few links for you to check out.
Two videos featuring Jen talking about Every Other Day, which is releasing in paperback on January 22, the same day as Nobody:



  1. Their lives sound so lonely. I know if I were in their positions I would definitely want to find someone to relate to like Claire and Nix have. The storyline for these books is intriguing as well.
    My raffle name is Fiery Na.

  2. Been desperate to get my hands on these books, especially Nobody. I love the idea of it. Thank you so much!

  3. I've been looking for something new in Scifi, and this sounds awesome! The synopsis is completely intriguing; can't wait to read these! Thank you! :D

  4. This isn't a genre I usually go for, but I'm intrigued.