Friday, August 18, 2017

BLOG TOUR and REVIEW: Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1) by Aden Polydoros

Welcome to this stop on the Project Pandora Blog Tour!

Title: Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1)
Author: Aden Polydoros
Published by: Entangled Teen
Released: August 1st, 2007
Source: Netgalley and Entangled Teen review copy (ebook format)

Summary/Synopsis: Pandora's Box Is Opening... Those words can turn an average kid into an unfeeling killer. When the hit is complete, the teen has no memory of it even happening. The perfect soldiers, the perfect weapon, the perfect killers. These teens are part of something called Project Pandora. A secret project, funded and run by despicable people. The aim is to take over the world, strategically.
What happens when the program glitches? When these teens start to realize what they are and what they've been made to do. Can they bring down Project Pandora?
My Thoughts: I received this book for free to review through Entangled Teen and NetGalley, and then found  myself on a blog tour for it! That's cool. I want to thank Entangled Teen and NetGalley for letting me read and review a copy early. As always, my review is going to be 100% honest thoughts on the book. What I liked, what I might not have liked. I won't lie to you.
My favorite part about this book is that it's an action thriller. I love those types of books! I don't think the YA genre has enough action thrillers. They are just fun to read. The action keeps me on the edge of my seat, with the pages flying by.
Project Pandora is about a secret program where kids are born and bred for nefarious purposes. I got a smidgen of an Orphan Black vibe with this. I really enjoyed that whole shadowy project vibe. Discovering all the secrets, and trying to unearth the purpose of why this all was happening was pretty interesting.
I enjoyed the writing of this story. It was good. It had a nice flow and kept me reading.
This book had some pretty intense scenes too! Some things that really shocked me, and made me feel bad for the characters.
This novel was split into four different character points of view, which I don't know was really necessary. My favorite character to read about was Hades. I found him the most interesting. He's not a good guy. His time in the Program has messed him up. He's a touch psychotic, kind of scary, but I couldn't help feeling sorry for him and intrigued by him. His story packed the most feels.
My second favorite character was Tyler. He's more the good guy character. The guy who's realizing what he has been forced into and trying to get out.
As for the two other perspectives, Shannon and Elizabeth, I didn't feel like they were really necessary. Everything could have been told from Tyler and Hades' points of view, and I feel I would have got the same story. Elizabeth and Shannon had some interesting moments, but I feel the book could have done better with less main characters to follow.
I also don't feel like this book had much of a plot. It had a cool concept, but I sometimes wondered what was the point of everything? What were they going to do next? What the ultimate plan was? How were they going to stop Project Pandora? A lot of the time, it just felt like the characters were running here and then there with no real purpose.
I thought this book was a lot of fun. I love action thrillers, conspiracies, assassins, and secret government programs. They are a good time to read. The ending left me with questions that I want answers to. I would recommend this book. Thanks Entangled Teen and NetGalley for providing me with a review copy.
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The Author

Aden Polydoros

 Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library. As a teenager, Aden decided that he wanted to be a writer. He spent his free time writing short stories. He was encouraged by his English teacher to try his hand at writing a novel, which inspired him to begin PROJECT PANDORA. The YA thriller is set for publication with Entangled Publishing in Summer of 2017. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US

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