Title: Project Pandora
Author: Aden Polydoros
Series: Assassin Fall #1
Genre: YA suspense
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: ARC from publisher for review
My rating: 4 stars
Tyler Bennett trusts no one. Just another foster kid bounced from home to home, he’s learned that lesson the hard way. Cue world’s tiniest violin. But when strange things start happening—waking up with bloody knuckles and no memory of the night before or the burner phone he can’t let out of his sight— Tyler starts to wonder if he can even trust himself.
Even stranger, the girl he’s falling for has a burner phone just like his. Finding out what’s really happening only leads to more questions…questions that could get them both killed. It’s not like someone’s kidnapping teens lost in the system and brainwashing them to be assassins or anything, right? And what happens to rogue assets who defy control?
In a race against the clock, they’ll have to uncover the truth behind Project Pandora and take it down—before they’re reactivated. Good thing the program spent millions training them to kick ass…
I don’t read a lot of suspense types of stories, but as I do enjoy watching those movies, this book was definitely one that fit into something I might like. And as I read it, I could totally see it being a movie. While at first I had a little issue telling the difference between some of the characters, specifically the two girls, after a while it got to make more sense. Th idea behind Project Pandora was very intriguing, although I would have liked a bit more background information. You really felt for the characters, especially as their minds began to flash back to what they had done in the past, or what they were in the middle of doing. You felt the connection between the teens for sure. Hades, one of the main characters, and Elizabeth, or Persephone, had a connection that you really rooted for. Although at first Hades came off as a psychopath, which really he probably was, you really got to feeling for him the more you read about his life and what he’d been subjected to. On Goodreads it lists this as a series, and I could see there being more to the story, so I’ll be interested to see if it does go on.
This is a very easy read, lots of excitement to keep you turning pages, needing to know just what is actually going on, and who is pulling the strings of these teens.