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Publisher Comments:

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 can really see them. 

Review:

"Barnes (Every Other Day) continues to establish herself as a strong voice in dark fantasy and science fiction. For 15 years, Claire Ryan has been ignored by everybody, from her classmates to her parents. Seventeen-year-old Nix has grown up with a similar invisibility, something he uses to his advantage. Raised by the Society, Nix is a 'Nobody,' incapable of being seen, able to travel through walls — abilities he uses to kill Nulls, sociopaths who threaten the world. When Nix is assigned to kill Claire, he's shocked that she can see him, and he soon realizes that she can't possibly be a Null, which makes him question the Society and his mission. Barnes skillfully builds tension, keeping Claire and Nix at odds even as their mutual attraction grows. The ending is a bit rushed, with both a contrived concept and a late-debuting character driving a presumed sequel, but the world-building and the mix of dark genre elements (including some genuinely disturbing human actions) more than make up for any letdown. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the author of the popular Raised by Wolves series. A former competitive cheerleader, teen model, and comic book geek, she wrote her first book at the age of nineteen. She just completed her PhD in developmental psychology at Yale University and has returned to her native Oklahoma to teach at the University of Oklahoma. You can visit her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com or follow her on Twit­ter @jenlynnbarnes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606843215
Author:
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
Publisher:
Egmontusa
Author:
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.51 x 6.16 x 1.29 in 1.105 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 400 pages Egmontusa - English 9781606843215 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Barnes (Every Other Day) continues to establish herself as a strong voice in dark fantasy and science fiction. For 15 years, Claire Ryan has been ignored by everybody, from her classmates to her parents. Seventeen-year-old Nix has grown up with a similar invisibility, something he uses to his advantage. Raised by the Society, Nix is a 'Nobody,' incapable of being seen, able to travel through walls — abilities he uses to kill Nulls, sociopaths who threaten the world. When Nix is assigned to kill Claire, he's shocked that she can see him, and he soon realizes that she can't possibly be a Null, which makes him question the Society and his mission. Barnes skillfully builds tension, keeping Claire and Nix at odds even as their mutual attraction grows. The ending is a bit rushed, with both a contrived concept and a late-debuting character driving a presumed sequel, but the world-building and the mix of dark genre elements (including some genuinely disturbing human actions) more than make up for any letdown. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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