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I Am the Mission

(The Unknown Assassin #2)

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He was the perfect assassin. No name. No past. No remorse. Perfect, that is, until he began to ask questions and challenge his orders. Now The Program is worried that their valuable soldier has become a liability.

And so Boy Nobody is given a new mission. A test of sorts. A chance to prove his loyalty.

His objective: Take out Eugene Moore, the owner of an extremist military
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Allen
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written-by-me
Very excited to share Book 2 with all of you and hear what you think. It's bigger, faster, more intense. Coming June '14...
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
*4.5 Stars*



That was before. And I've been taught to handle before.
You put it away and replace it with
now.



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Okay, so, I'm extremely mad at myself. Excellent story, wonderful flawed boy to obsess over, fast-paced and intricate story-line so there was no way I could lose my interest easily-and yet, here I am, the next day after finishing, wishing I would have waited to read IATM until this weekend. I was tired. I was dreary. I had, like, no time to read in more than 20% chunks...I am beside
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Ash Wednesday
4 STARS
”Everyone in the world is a follower. They follow an agenda, whether it’s set by school, parents, a job, society. The only question is who or what they choose to follow. Most people don’t even realise there’s a choice to make, so they end up stumbling blindly through their lives, wondering why they’re so unhappy when they’re doing everything right.”

I can’t help but wonder if Allan Zadoff was a little frustrated that the title (view spoiler)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Allen Zadoff just proved to us once again that he’s excellent at what he does. (I Am) The Mission is, if possible, even more exciting than its predecessor. There is no end to secrets and betrayals in this book and our Boy Nobody, highly trained but still merely a 16-year-old, has to face them all and somehow manage to stay alive.

Militant cults are, in my opinion, one of the scariest things in the world, but Zach infiltrates one without question, following The Program’s orders to kill the cult’s
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found on Carole's Random Life.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.



4 Stars

I must admit that I was a little afraid of this book so I waited a long time to read it. You may be wondering how any sane person could be afraid to read a book but I really was (and my sanity is often questionable). I was afraid of this book because I have been let down by follow
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Sasha Hibbs
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff was an excellent follow up to the first in The Unknown Assassin series. I absolutely loved this book as much as the first one!

Again, this is like the YA version of Bourne Identity. It's so savvy, and the author does an incredible job of knowing all things techy, political, etc. and bringing them down to a YA level but also making it easily enjoyable for an adult.

We get to know more about the main character, Daniel, in this book. After his faith in The Program
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April
I LOVE this series so freaking much! So far each book has gotten better abd even more intriguing than the last, as we learn more about the Program and what Zach aka Daniel (for this mission) keeps learning about his famiky history and his role in the Program that up until recently he followed without a second thought to question mission assignments, etc.

I'm on pins and needles as more details are revealed about the Program and who is behind it. It's so intriguing and of course there's action
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Georgia
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
FINALLY!!! I was starting to think that there wasn't going to be a second book! Mr Zadoff, next time can you at least title a book Boy Nobody 3#, so we know it exists?!?! I was stressing over this, I had actually decided last week that there wasn't going to be a sequel! And there was so many plot holes...

I hope this book lives up to my expectations, which ARE pretty high, based on Boy Nobody
Teri
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked this. It was better than the first, a little more nerve wracking for sure. (view spoiler)
Love Howard still (view spoiler)
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Dianne
Boy Nobody returns, and now he must re-prove himself to the Father and Mother, as well as the Agency when his last mission awoke “emotions” in the young, programmed assassin, causing his loyalties to be questioned by both himself and his handlers. His next mission? Assassinate the leader of a conservative militia training camp for young adults. With no lead time, no pre-planning another rush job is thrown at Boy Nobody, one that seems destined for failure from the start. What is the Agency ...more
Jaime Arkin
I Am The Mission is book 2 in the Unknown Assassin Series and I was introduced to book 1 last year when a few of my friends told me I had to read this amazing, boy narrated, spy thriller. If you’re looking for romance, you’re not really going to find that here, so don’t say I didn’t warn you! In book 1 we learned a bit about our ‘boy nobody’ and things happened that I can’t even tell you about because then it would spoil the whole experience. I actually listened to the audio of this book (which ...more
Nemo
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
For a full and edited review go to: Blame it on the book

Boy Nobody is definitely in my top 5 favorite assasins and this one was just as good as the first one. Even though his program name is boy nobody I’m going to call him boy wonder because really that’s what he is. His name is Boy Wonder because he doesn’t have any personality or name, or so he thinks. All he can remember is glimpses of his father and the program training him. In the last book, we left off with him not sure if he trusted
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LadyTechie
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Unknown assassin is back and this time he is Daniel. I love that we don’t know his real name. We are returned to the series right after he finishes his previous assignment and is found at a camp training to be a camp counselor of sorts. There are some bumps in the road just before he is given his new assignment, to eliminate the leader of a right wing camp for kids. The problem is that there was someone else on this mission and they have disappeared. Daniel is brought in to complete the mission. ...more
Toni
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
He is the perfect assassin. But when he goes off the grid for 72 hours for a few days of rest The Program is worried that their valuable soldier has become a liability. They set him on a new mission to take out an extremist military guy named Eugene Moore and to finish the mission that the previous operative had not completed. He had one order besides to kill Eugene Moore. Do not go into the camp. Of course, what does Daniel Martin (the new name of the protagonist) do? Go into the camp, of ...more
Mihir
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing

After the Spectacular Boy Nobody/I Am The Weapon, we get back into Boy Nobody's mind in the 2nd outing of the Unknown Assassin series. This time after the dramatic events of NYC, our hero is forced to recuperate and prove his loyalty to his agency & his "Mother" & "Father".

Things are never what they seem with the agency & this is proven doubly so when our assassin is forced to take another mission wherein the previous agent seems to have failed. Ordered to infiltrate a
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Reign
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I tried to read another book after this but I can't.. Not until I finished this series. That's how good this is. Perfect YA spy/assasin thriller that I can hear my heartbeat wildly sounding as I continue reading. It's hard to rate a book when I already gave the previous one a perfect rating but damn, this topped the 1st part of this trilogy, definitely. I held on the tension and the thrill up until the end. The whole story is ridiculous but this is a good kind of ridiculous that it worked for me ...more
Stephanie
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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For a series that I have heard very little of, I found myself enjoying it immensely. I liked the espionage side of things, the mystery and the characters. This series was certainly not perfect as I had some believability issues with some of the characters’ personalities, specifically the main character’s, and the plot. There were times when things seemed a bit too far-fetched. However, at the end of the day, this series were highly entertaining.

If you enjoy fast-paced
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Tammy
I read Boy Nobody a year ago and was impressed by the story & characters and was anticipating a long line of books featuring these characters. I was not disappointed. I'm completely blown away by the second book. It is just as good as the first. This mission will keep you on the edge of your seat and biting your nails. Boy Nobody is now Daniel on a mission to infiltrate a cult-like camp and figure out what is really happening behind the scenes. Throughout his mission, Daniel begins to ...more
Denise
May 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads, arc
This is the second book in The Unknown Assassin series. It was a slower start for me than the first book, but I really enjoyed the second half of the book. Some huge revelations were made about the main character and his past and present circumstances, and it made the whole series more exciting. And of course...it ends with a huge cliffhanger, so we're stuck waiting for the third installment!

*Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy!
Jeremy X
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I Am the Mission, the second installment in the Unknown Assassin series, is an amazingly exciting, fast-paced, action-packed thriller. The story immediately got my interest because of all the excitement and drama in the beginning. Zadoff describes his characters vividly. I never lost attentiveness throughout the story and Zach, the main character keeps getting more interesting. I think everyone should read this book.
Dal
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-a-copy, 2017
CÓMO VA A TERMINAR ASÍ?
P.M.
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A worthy successor to Boy Nobody - I especially liked Zach's interactions with Howard.
Ryan Forester
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Kalkunium
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was good for the same reasons as the first, but better. Fast-paced and exciting through the whole thing, and I never knew what would happen.
Isabel
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cool, strange, lke
I know it is the idea, but why must the woman allways die? He deserves love.
Veronica of V's Reads
Zach is emotionally scrambled after his last mission. Being an isolated human isn't as fulfilling as it had been, and his doubt draws him to get close to others--to their detriment. His brief "lose himself in humanity" experiment nearly backfires when Father--his male contact and advisor with The Program--tracks him to a boys camp in the northeast. Tense doesn't begin to describe the confrontation.

Sometimes sequels disappoint. Not this time!

Zach's loyalty to The Program is being tested. If he
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Elona Kadukov
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am Mission by Allen Zadoff is a fictional novel continuing the life, of the boy called The Unknown Assassin. This time in the story though, because of the heartbreak from his last mission with the girl he loves. This causes him the trust of the program. Now, the boy is trying to do what is told by the program , but he doesn't trust them and they don't trust him at the same time. One of the mission he did was at a Camp Liberty, where they are a military camp being trained. The boy’s mission is ...more
Kirsty-Marie Jones
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing


The Mission, although as addicting as The Hit, has a different feel than The Hit had, and though it's equally amazing (as I've given them both 5/5) they do seem separated from one another, which is probably because of the events that happened in the last mission, and the things (then) Ben and now (Daniel) and (I'm not telling you his real name) has found between that mission and his new one, The Lost Mission, and that isn't a bad thing because it keeps you on your toes and you never get
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Nic
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Allen Zadoff takes readers for one helluva ride in the second book of The Unknown Assassin Series. Our favorite assassin formerly Ben now known as Daniel but really named Zach is having serious doubts about himself and his purpose in the secret agency he works for. To make matters worse, The Program is questioning his loyalty after his most recent mission. As a test, he is sent on an impossible mission to infiltrate an anti-establishment camp hellbent on thwarting the U.S. government and kill ...more
blackplume
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Full review posted on my blog, Blackplume

Also known as I Am The Mission in US or The Lost Mission in UK, this second installment of Allen Zadoff’s The Unknown Assassin series is not only an entertaining read like the first book but also more action packed, more thrilling, and full of twist and turns that will surely keep readers on the edge of their seats.

If you have read my review for the first book, The Hit (first published as Boy Nobody) you know that I’m all praises for that book. I love
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Allen Zadoff is the author of the new thriller series, The Unknown Assassin which earned starred reviews and is being developed as a feature film by Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment. His YA novel, Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have won the Sid Fleischman Humor Award and was a YALSA selection for Most Popular Paperbacks of 2012. His second novel was My Life, the Theater, and Other ...more

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The Unknown Assassin (3 books)
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