Pandora's box is thrown wide open when brainwashed assassins begin digging into the glitches of their own programming. They're regular teens one minute, trained assassins the next. A combination of case notes and status reports are left for readers to decipher and reveal the nature of each player in this massive game of cat and mouse. As the teens' programming breaks down and they unwittingly draw closer together, drastic measures are taken to bring them to heel as death or, in their case, Hades, is around every wrong turn. Hades, a subject gone rogue and reprogrammed many times, is their only hope at infiltrating the larger players, but finding Hades's humanity is harder than they expect. A nonstop thriller, this book sets up for a second installment, with plenty of gory details and intrigue. VERDICT Purchase where Scythe by Neal Shusterman and similar thrillers are popular.-Meghan Oppelt, Whitehall School District, WI - School Library Journal
Step aside Jason Bourne!