Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller
Source: Netgalley in return for an honest review
Series: The Unknown Assassin
I Am the Weapon (The Unknown Assassin #1)
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.[Goodreads]
*Warning this is the second book and the review might contain spoilers for the first book*
This sequel did not let me down at all. I was drawn back into the mind and world of a teenage assassin. The story was gripping and definitely fast paced and action packed! I felt like this one gave so much more character development as you are able to understand and work out the internal struggles of “boy nobody” (Daniel/Zach) who goes by many names, from the internal stream of consciousness that shows the weakness and doubt that he comes to face. He still has loads of question about his father and the guilt left from his last mission. When he is given his new mission, his loyalty is questioned and with that a whole new wave of what is actually right and who to believe causes Boy Nobody to go on an intense eye opening mission. The return of the funny sidekick was a great addition. I am a huge fan of Howard who has proved he is more than meets the eye!
As Daniel (Boy Nobody/Zach) goes through the trials of accomplishing the mission at hand he is thrown through a whirlwind with twists and new shocking discoveries (although I figured them out early it was still really good). Being inside the head of an assassin and learning his thought process and how he assess a situation is so intriguing. Add to that the awesome technology that is use, makes for an awesome kickass book!
Overall, this book was an intense and suspenseful adventure that came to an ending I was not expecting and left me wanting more. All I have to say is with the way that book ended, there better be another book because I can’t even handle being left with that ending and no further information!