I Am The Traitor by Allen Zadoff

2015-07-26 19.30.08

Title: I Am the Traitor
Author: Allen Zadoff
Genre: Young adult mystery
How I got the book: I bought it

Summary (from Amazon):

The Program has sent Boy Nobody on countless missions, instructed to kill whichever target he was given. But now, after going rogue, he is on his own mission to rescue his friend Howard, who was captured by The Program.

Boy Nobody manages to free Howard as well as Tanya, a mysterious girl who was being held with him. Putting their skills to the test, Howard and Tanya help Boy Nobody collect information about his father, eventually revealing a dangerous secret that teaches Boy Nobody a valuable lesson — he can’t trust anyone.

On the run from The Program, Boy Nobody must face his past, as he’s forced to decide where his loyalties lie.

My Review (may contain spoilers!):

I have to say that this was a satisfying ending to the trilogy. I want more, but then the series would just be dragging on.

Zach saves his friend Howard from The Program and also an unexpected prisoner: Tanya. Zach doesn’t know what to make of her, but he allows her to tag along anyway.

Judging how the first two novels went, I wasn’t sure what to make of Tanya. Was she good? Was she bad? Was she going to live?

I was happy with the way things turned out; especially since I liked Tanya.

Point one for Zadoff; he created some strong female characters who could hold their own. I was impressed with that. You don’t see that too much these days.

This final installment was action-packed from start to finish as it picked up right where book two ended. The ending was not certainly something I expected. I felt like I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t; which is a good thing.

The ending was sort of a cliff-hanger, but not in a suspenseful way. It was more left as an imaginative way. You have a feeling where the characters will go from there, but it’s left to your imagination. You just know that they all got a happy ending.

I Am the Traitor by Allen Zadoff gets 5 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“Women. There’s not a lot of information about them in the training manual.” –Allen Zadoff, I Am the Traitor

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I Am The Mission by Allen Zadoff

2015-07-25 08.30.44

Title: I Am the Mission
Author: Allen Zadoff
Genre: Young adult mystery
How I got the book: I bought it

Summary (from Amazon):

He was the perfect assassin.
Boy Nobody: No name. No past. No remorse. At least until he began to ask questions and challenge his orders — until he fell in love with his target. Now The Program is worried that its valuable soldier has become a liability.
Boy Nobody, haunted by the outcome of his last assignment, is given a new mission. A test of sorts. A chance to show his loyalty.
His objective: Take out Eugene Moore, the owner of a military training and indoctrination camp for teenagers. One target. Limited time frame. Public place. It sounds simple, but a previous operative couldn’t do it. He lost the mission and is presumed dead. 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, or the truth.

The riveting second book in The Unknown Assassin series by Allen Zadoff delivers heart-pounding action and thought-provoking characters, as well as a new, exotic setting; a new mission; and new secrets to be revealed.

My Review (may contain spoilers!):

This is the second book to The Unknown Assassin series. It is decently thick so I wasn’t able to read it in one day, but it was still hard to put down nonetheless.

We follow the same protagonist as the first book, but his name is Daniel now; as his name changes with a new identity for each mission.

After a fellow soldier from The Program fails his mission to kill Moore, the head of Camp Liberty which a military base for teenagers. Daniel is sent in to complete the mission–without entering Camp Liberty.

The only way to kill Moore is to get close to him. Daniel enters Camp Liberty and completes his mission in three days, but is cut off from The Program. Since he entered the camp, they believed him to have betrayed them.

Things get complicated for Daniel as he is cut off and realizes some things about The Program; not good things, either. He meets an old friend along the way and also meets another soldier just like him.

Maybe he even finds love along the way?

That was my only problem with the book. It ended more-or-less the same as the first book. In the first book Daniel falls in love with a girl. He finds out she’s the enemy and kills her. In this book Daniel falls in love with Moore’s daughter. In the end, his mission changes and he has to kill Moore’s two children. His daughter ends up killing herself before Daniel can.

Throughout this book Daniel kept thinking off and on about the girl in the previous book. I have a feeling he’ll be thinking about both girls in the next book.

I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff gets 5 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“The difference between a hero and a villain is a very thin line.” –Allen Zadoff, I Am the Mission

 

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