Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Giveaway and Review: Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: Nobody

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Publisher: EgmontUSA

Publication Date: January 2013

Genre: Young Adult

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Synopsis can be found here.

I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.

Sixteen year old Claire is almost invisible to everyone. Her parents, strangers, everyone. Until she meets Nix, a boy who knows Claire is special. And has been sent to kill her.

I loved Barnes's book Every Other Day so I was super excited to read Nobody. Add some danger and two teenagers running for their lives, with some special powers, and it sounds like a book I could really get behind. Sadly, for me this book fell a little flat.

Nix is the most interesting character. He's grown up in The Society and been taught to "disappear". He learns that he can actually disappear, as he is a Nobody. He can move through crowds, not being remembered and becomes the ultimate assassin. When Nix starts questioning his world, and is thrown into Claire's world, his inner struggles and despair are relateable and sad. 
I had a harder time with Claire. She's a whisp of a girl, barely there at all and wanders around feeling sorry for herself. When Nix enters the picture, and she learns that she is special, her entire attitude changes. She becomes more self assured, more outspoken. It's such a huge leap in character, I had a hard time believing this was the same girl.

And there's some insta-love, which was more distracting than it needed to be. I really wanted them to like each other, but I didn't believe that they did. 

That said, Barnes does a great job with her villains in The Society, and her creative explanations of energy. I really enjoyed these parts. Transferred energy plays a huge role in plot, and the explanations are very compelling. 

Rating 5 Ok, Decent like Diet Coke


Thank you so much to EgmontUSA for providing the books for this giveaway!
You could win a finished Hardcover copy of Nobody and a paperback copy of Every Other Day.

Synopsis for Every Other Day can be found here.
You can find Jennifer on her website here or check out her blog here.
Here is my review of Every Other Day.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! Sometimes... more of a self esteem thing that's gotten better as I've gotten older :)

  2. Sometimes I feel invisible but sometimes that's a good thing so I can listen to everyone around me! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

  3. I have these and am loving them. Good luck to all that enter.

  4. Sometimes.. it can be good or bad..thanks for the giveaway!!

  5. Yeah I do, especially in school. Even tho I have friends there, sometimes I feel like they don't even notice me.. but thanks for the giveaway!(:

  6. I do sometimes feel invisible. But mainly during school. Thanks for this chance.

  7. Thanks for the review!:) I think I'll read the book just to see some of the villains;)