Thu, February 28, 2013

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Review + Giveaway

Nobody book cover

Nobody book cover

Nobody
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publication date: Jan. 22, 2013
EgmontUSA, 393 pages
Source: Publisher

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.

— Goodreads.com description

Claire and Nix lead very lonely lives. Nix is in almost constant isolation, and he’s never felt loved or been loved. Claire’s parents need to put a note on their door to remind them they have a daughter. Everyone sees right through her.

They’re “nobodies,” meaning they don’t “stick” with other people — visually, emotionally, you name it. They cannot connect. Till they meet each other — HOLLAAAA!

So, I completely enjoyed the concept of Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, especially for young adult readers. What kid doesn’t feel invisible from time to time? I sure did.

But, for me, it was a bit too cerebral. By that I mean that everything was thought about or talked about in great depth, and I just wanted there to be more movement. Claire and Nix had strong feelings for each other…but I saw that more through their thoughts than their actions, you know? Personally, I’m more into go-go-go kind of books.

If you like the concept, though, give it a try. I just am a speedreader, so sometimes slower books lose me! Interested? Check out the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of Nobody plus Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ Every Other Day. Good luck!

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: conspiracy, jennifer lynn barnes, paranormal
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  1. Danielle Nguyen said:

    I’ll admit that I was totally drawn to this one because of the cover. I’ve only read 1 of her books so I’m excited to try another.

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  2. Brittany said:

    This book sounds really unique. The nobodies sounds interesting but what really got me was that they are used as assassins! It sounds pretty cool.

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  3. Natalie said:

    The cover of this book is so interesting!! I really like it. And the concept of this book sounds really cool too. Being a teenager myself, I totally understand the idea of “nobodies.” I mean, it’s obviously not to the extremes of having to leave a note on your door to remind you about your child, but it’s still present – the idea of not being noticed. I want to read this book because the concept really got me hooked! I’m just hoping I’ll be able to get past the “cerebral”-ness of the book, as I too like those fast paced, go go go books. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!

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  4. Tammy said:

    I like the book idea, teenage assassins and the cover is a stand out.

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  5. Billie @ Books, Owl and Tea said:

    Because the story is so interesting and because i’ve heard so much about this book (good and bad) that i want to read it and see what i think of it 🙂

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  6. Mariya said:

    I actually really like cerebral slow-moving books, so this is right up my alley!

    The whole concept of being a “nobody” is really fascinating to me!

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  7. Haley Moody said:

    This book sounds appealing to me. While I know that I’m not invisible I do feel as if I coast along unseen. Maybe a book about the problem I have will help me overcome my issues.

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  8. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    Unfortunately, this book lost me. I wanted to like it, but I just couldn’t get into it. When you’ve invested at least 100 pages, it’s hard to walk away. But I know when I’m just not feeling a book.

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  9. pointy.star said:

    I’ve only heard good things about the author, so I definitely want to give one of her books a try!

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  10. alicia marie said:

    I’ve actually read both of those books, but I LOVED them and would love to have my own copy of them : )

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  11. Jessica C said:

    Sounds like a great read!

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  12. Nur Laili Rozman said:

    I really like the idea of this book and I think it’ll be fun to read. It’s definitely something new.

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  13. Alexa Y. said:

    The whole concept of “Nobodies” is truly interesting. If you really think about it, I’m sure each of us has felt like a nobody at some point in our lives… so that should be interesting to read about 😉

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  14. Janita @ Book, Interrupted said:

    So excited for this one! I want to read it because it sounds like one of the characters from The Diviners who can kind of push people’s thoughts away from him so that they don’t notice him. I guess being invisible would be really handy, but suck at the same time. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  15. Franny said:

    The plot seems very intriguing and I would love to have a copy to read 🙂

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  16. Emily Anne said:

    Claire and nix seem very interesting, and I know I am not supposed to judge by cover, but Nobody’s image drew me in!

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  17. Paula said:

    I’ve never read any of her books. This one sounds really good.

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  18. Tiffany Drew said:

    I love the idea of this story, plus I’ve seen a TON of positive reviews for it. Can’t go wrong there!

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  19. Rebecca said:

    I’ve heard about this book for some time, the concept does sound interesting. Seen mixed reviews, though. Thanks for your honest opinion. 🙂

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  20. Kim maxwell said:

    I would love to read it beacuse I love reading and it looks like a great book!

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  21. Elizabeth @ TatteredSpines said:

    This concept sounds amazing! I can’t wait to read it. I’m a slow reader so it’ll be perfect.

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