Title: Project Pandora
Author: Aden Polydoros
Series: Assassin Fall #1
Genre: YA Sci-Fi / Thriller / Suspense
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Goodreads Synopsis: 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 was so busy this past week that I did not have time to finish reading this book before my post on Friday… I’m sorry. I overbooked myself and did not have time to read and review this one. Although it’s Sunday, I have my post ready so here it goes!
I can’t believe it took me so long to read Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros! The physical book has been sitting on my shelf for well over a month now, and I’ve had every intention of reading it, but nothing. It sat there just waiting for me to pick it up. Then one day I open the book to page one and the rest is history. This book is just that amazing!
Project Pandora follows four characters with alternating POV chapters as they slowly learn their places in their own lives and within the Project. Although they are not entirely sure what has been going on, they know they need to find the truth before being reactivated.
So let’s get to the review!
Things I Like:
The First Pages
These first pages draw you immediately into the plot. No easing in here. It is such a rush to go blindly into a mission without knowing the character and exactly what is going on. After I started reading I couldn’t put it down.
I’m a sucker for some Greek Mythology references. I mean my cat’s name is Apollo (which is kind of fitting for this book)! The fact that it is mentioned made the book just a bit better, although I’m not exactly sure why the Greek myth references, but who cares?!
Not only does this book follow the POVs of the 4 main characters, but there are case files used by the people on the Project. They give a unique view into the story, as you learn more about the behind the scenes nature of the Project. The character POV also provides a better voice to the different feelings and emotions that each character is experiencing throughout the process.
Develops at a Nice Pace
Now, I’m not going to lie and say that this is my favorite part of the book because it’s not. I wish I knew more about the Project and characters before I got to the point in the book where that information is. But everything is found out at a good pace, so my impatient self (although unsatisfied) is pretty satisfied with how the information is given.
Things I Don’t Like:
The way that the Project is run causes quite the confusion. Each character has three names and although not that hard to keep up with, it does get a bit confusing especially in the beginning. Also not knowing a lot about the Project makes knowing how things came to be and the character’s backstories a bit shaky. Other than that I did not have too much of a problem because the information is eventually given to understand some of what has been going on in previous chapters.
Favorite/ Most Relatable Quote:
“That’s so unimaginative! Where’s your creativity?”/“School killed it”
Overall, Project Pandora is a great and enjoyable read. The story is slowly but strategically developed throughout the book making you want more. The writing is great, the story is great, and I highly recommend that you read this one! I give Project Pandora. . .
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