I Am The Weapon by Allen Zadoff |Book Review


Genre: Ya,Thriller,Mystery

Source: Netgalley (in return for a honest review)

Series: Unknown Assassin

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 a 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, moving on to the next target. But when he’s assigned to the mayor of New York City, things change. The daughter is unlike anyone he has encountered before; the mayor reminds him of his father. And when memories and questions surface, his handlers at The Program are watching. Because somewhere deep inside, Boy Nobody is somebody: the kid he once was; the teen who wants normal things, like a real home and parents; a young man who wants out. And who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program’s mission. In this action-packed series debut, author Allen Zadoff pens a page-turning thriller that is as thought-provoking as it is gripping, introducing an utterly original and unforgettable antihero.



*I would like to thank Netgalley for this as an e-book in return for an honest review.*

I feel like the synopsis of this says a lot. With all mystery/thriller books I believe it is best to go into it kind of blind because knowing too much could ruin the suspense and give away answers/secrets that make the book pointless to read.

Overall I surprisingly enjoyed this book after almost putting it down being only a few pages into the story. The reason for this was because I had a slight problem with the writing style/choice of words. The book was written in short, choppy sentences, but it did prove to create for a fast read due to sentence structure and also added to the suspense. That was not really the problem I had it was when we got to the dialog that really caused me issues and a great annoyance. Throughout the dialog the verb used of who was making the statement was the same every single time. The repetition of the word made the sentences not flow and legitimately got under my skin. But I digress.

 I Am The Weapon was action packed and extremely fast paced.I was reminded of the Jason Bourne series/movies. Getting inside the head of an assassin makes for a gripping story and really draws you in. You see the main character go through so much and put through the internal struggles of what is really the right thing to do. There was also a strong intelligent female love interest and the funny sidekick. Another thing I found really interesting was the methods and tools of the main character, Boy Nobody, the assassin. In books like this is it awesome to see what type of stuff the author creates via spy gear, assassin tools and the way they communicate having certain things coded and meaning something completely different. As with many mystery and thriller novels, there were many twists and unforeseen outcomes that take you on an awesome suspenseful, intense journey.



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