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Gennem seks år har Zach arbejdet for Programmet. Han er trænet til at slå ihjel uden skrupler, og han har gennemført sine missioner i alle årene – for Zach er den perfekte snigmorder. Men nu er han begyndt at tvivle på Programmet. Og da hans gode ven Howard tages til fange, flygter Zach fra Programmet og befrier Howard og en pige ved navn Tanya. De tre beslutter sig for atGennem seks år har Zach arbejdet for Programmet. Han er trænet til at slå ihjel uden skrupler, og han har gennemført sine missioner i alle årene – for Zach er den perfekte snigmorder. Men nu er han begyndt at tvivle på Programmet. Og da hans gode ven Howard tages til fange, flygter Zach fra Programmet og befrier Howard og en pige ved navn Tanya. De tre beslutter sig for at rejse videre sammen og for at undersøge Zachs forældres mystiske død nærmere, men ender med at afsløre en hemmelighed, som kan være dødsensfarlig for dem.Forræderen er tredje og sidste bind i serien om Boy Nobody....

Title : Boy Nobody 3: Forræderen
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Boy Nobody 3: Forræderen Reviews

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2019-06-14 03:17

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.3 StarsI was really hoping that this book would wrap the trilogy up in a spectacular fashion. Unfortunately, I felt like this conclusion was a bit predictable and not nearly as exciting as the first two installments. I did enjoy the story. There was tons of action as I have come to expect and all of the loose ends were actually tied up quite nicely. This book just seemed to be missing the something extra I was looking for.This is the third book in the Unknown Assassin trilogy and I really think that readers will be lost if they have not read the first two installments prior to this book. This is a trilogy that is not based in reality and if I were to sit down and analyze everything that happens, I would quickly come to the conclusion that a lot of things that happen simply are not possible. That is what I love about fiction - all things become possible. This book is exciting in a way that spy movies are exciting. There is so much action that it is hard not to have some fun with it. The problem with this book is that I went into the story expecting the unexpected. I know what Zach is capable of and am no longer as impressed by his almost super human skill set. Unfortunately, no new skills were revealed in this book. In addition, it has already been established that Zach is questioning the Program so his behavior in this book was really what I had expected with one exception, Tanya. It seemed a bit out of character that Zach would trust Tanya so quickly.This is a YA novel and it definitely has that feel to it. There is quite a bit of violence but that is to be expected when the main character is a trained assassin. There is a fade to black sex scene as well. This book may be best for teens at the high school level. The book was really fast paced with a lot of excitement. I really appreciate the fact that the story was wrapped up satisfactorily but I would have enjoyed a couple of surprises along the way. I think that readers of the trilogy will be pleased to have all of their questions answered. While this is my least favorite book in the trilogy, I still think that it is a strong ending. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fast paced, YA novels with a lot of action. I would recommend that this trilogy be read in order so readers will want to start with the first book, I Am the Weapon.I received an advance reader edition of this book from Little Brown Books for Young Readers via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

  • Allen
    2019-06-02 04:22

    I'm very excited to share the finale of The Unknown Assassin/Boy Nobody trilogy with you. It's coming June 9, 2015 in the US. Let me know what you think!

  • Rissa
    2019-06-13 06:02

    3.5⭐️I really enjoyed books 1 & 2 but I didnt enjoy the conclusion to it. I think my main problem was once you bring a "relationship" into it the whole book begins to revolve around her and thats not how the first two books were which i really liked but this was a new dynamic.

  • Dianne
    2019-05-27 03:04

    Raised as a weapon with no conscience, Boy Nobody has questioned the Program, Mother and Father and now he has gone rogue. There are eyes and ears everywhere, and the only one he can trust is Howard, the first friend he ever had. But will that friendship cause Howard’s death? Will his past be revealed, and his true parentage unveiled? Trust is a rare commodity; will it always be just out of his reach?I Am the Traitor a young adult suspense thriller by Allen Zadoff is the final episode of the trilogy of a boy trained to kill. Mr. Zadoff has portrayed Boy Nobody as a lost soul, struggling to find his true past and to understand what and why he has been trained to be an assassin. Filled with technological feats, twists, turns, deceit and incredible suspense, each page unfolds with the hard scrabble intensity that Allen Zadoff has demonstrated throughout, as well as his personal creative genius to play tour guide into the labyrinth he has created. Thought-provoking, edgy and high charged with emotion, this is exactly the type of reading that will challenge the reader to look behind the words and feel the world Boy Nobody lived in. Unleash your mind and your imagination and enter into a world where no one trusts anyone, it is hard to tell the good guys from the bad and death could be one step behind you all of the way.I received an ARC edition from Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in exchange for my honest review.Series: The Unknown Assassin - Book 3Publication Date: June 9, 2015Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersISBN: 9780316199728Genre: YA IntriguePrint Length: 304 pagesAvailable from: Amazon | Barnes & NobleReviewed for:

  • Jazmen This Girl Reads A lot
    2019-06-02 09:02

    I Am The Traitor continues right where book two ends, and it gave me everything--I found book two was lacking. Timid but smile-worthy romance, unexpected twists and turns, heart-pounding action, and a satisfying ending.Boy Nobody was the "Program's best soldier," but now he's their "number one target." Boy Nobody, Zach, Ben, Daniel--however you refer to him is as lethal as ever, but this time, his heart is in it. Zadoff really humanizes Boy Nobody in the last two books, and I enjoyed that. I liked the fact that he was able to come down from his "superhuman" status. It made him more appealing--even though his assassin, robotic, nature was what appealed to me initially.What I really loved about this novel was the romance, Boy Nobody got somebody. ;) I also really liked the twists--just when I though I knew something, I found out I was wrong. This book reminded me why I really liked this story in the first place--solidifying itself as one of my favorite YA series.My final opinion: Readers will really love the character development from book one to book three. Book two was a little disappointing but it sets up for a stunning conclusion in book three. You'll get the answers to all your questions, and you get moments of laughter--because of the sarcasm of the characters. The characters are solid, and entertaining--and the action is heart-pounding. A totally worthwhile series!

  • Kevin
    2019-06-04 07:02

    The ending of a fun series based on teens working for "the Program" as assassins. This book was much more predictable than the other two and produced a large amount of eye-rolling with lines like, "he took three long breathes to oxygenate his brain."

  • SℓιM
    2019-05-25 03:59

    It didn't take me long to finish this book. Maybe a few Spoilers. Here. And there. Anyways, I knew he was going to end up leaving the program at the end. Because I think he was beginning to think and feel the things he was doing was wrong. And got tired of following orders. Bad thing about it was that he finally found his father who wasn't dead to end up killing him. I couldn't blame him for that no one bit. Because for one you can understand how he felt his father wasn't the same man he was when he (Zachary) was a kid he changed and he was the one to put his own son into the program and Zack mom didn't like what his (Zack) father was doing. I agree. It was wrong of him to let the program kill her. Smh. I was happy, that Mike finally got killed lordy he was annoying little Joker. Of course he was, since he was actually jealous of Zack and how his father (Zack father) actually care more about Zack then him (Mike).. I was glad nothing happened to Howard. But through this whole book, I wonder did Howard parents even look for this boy. When he left home I'm like what in the world.

  • J.S.
    2019-06-02 05:56

    I don't know Zach any better at the end of this third installment than I did in the first, that's my biggest issue (though not my only one). Of character development, there was none.Goes for the secondary characters, too. Repeating the few identifying traits each has just wasn't enough to give em life. Inconsistent actions and reactions really didn't help with the fleshing either. Flat. All around pancake-flat.Fast paced story, sure. No argument on that. But when I couldn't rouse any feeling for a single character, how could I be expected to care about a damn thing they were going through, huh?The super fast pace of happenings also made much of it seem kinda ludicrous. And forced. Riddled with an abundance of jarring and confusing timeline inaccuracies.The plot 'twists' didn't floor me. In fact, I found it increasingly difficult to see Zach in the light of a Master Assassin when he was so stupendously blind to so much of... well, everything.Some particularly irksome points I can't not mention:(view spoiler)[Mike- the guy Zach believes killed his father, the guy who stabbed him, the guy he distrusts and claims to hate above all others- takes him for coffee. Coffee and a nice lil catch up.Mike: 'Your friend. The one who disappeared from your hotel room after the last mission.'Zach: 'Howard.'Mike: 'Is that his name?'Well done Zach! Geeky Howard's managed to stay completely schtum throughout several days interrogation by The Program, and within seconds you blab to your nemesis. And then, sure, why not just go along with him to 'clear up the mess' without asking too many questions first? Absolutely the smartest move you could make.With what he is and him knowing there's others like him, why the fook would he not immediately consider Tanya could be one?Why the hell were The Program plying Howard with drugs that made him forget all of the shit they were interrogating him to uncover???Drugged and thrown from a helicopter. Next day: Has some sex, then goes cross country running. Three days. Three days this story covers. Apparently enough time for Zach to believe he loves Tanya. Mmm hmm. Romance= Awful.This upgrade chip supposedly shuts off all 'meddlesome' emotions. Mike has this upgrade chip. In his final fight with Zach, Mike displayed anger, upset and jealousy. Yup, chip works awesome. Obvs.Zach hugs Mother. Seriously? He's just brought down The Program, he knows she wants him done with, yet it takes no more than a few coaxing, sweet words and Zach's drawn in to hug her??? And how slow is he to catch on to the poison glasses trick please? A trick he, himself, has used.(hide spoiler)]For me, this was a shallow read that screamed far too loudly 'I WANT TO BE MADE INTO A FILM. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!' Disappointing.

  • Reign
    2019-06-18 07:19

    Damn! This YA trilogy slays it totally. This is action after action after action! I didn't even had time to breathe. Ignore the untaken meals, not enough sleeps and pure procrastination to things I should do, I feel so high finding and getting to know this series. The only thing that's keeping me from giving a perfect score on this trilogy is the love angle. (view spoiler)[ LIKE SERIOUSLY??! I rolled my eyes at the character as he met another girl here and eventually fell for her. I'd be happy if he just killed the girl at the end just like what he did to the first two in the previous books but to my disappointment, it's a no. *cringe*(hide spoiler)] The ending is also predictable but oh well, looking past that and focusing on the mystery, action, and thrill, this is really an awesome read.

  • Andi
    2019-06-02 10:13

    This was an exhilarating end to a very enjoyable series. In this final installment, Zach is trying to stay off The Program's grid while searching for his friend, Howard. At the same time, he's trying to learn the truth about what happened to his father. As with the prior two novels, I couldn't put this one down. And Zach is growing more mature and independent, thinking more about what's right than following The Program's rules. This series is well worth your time!

  • Sarah
    2019-06-04 02:19

    A remarkable ending to a fantastic series!I especially loved the character development of our hero, Zach. He is no longer just a killing machine. He is now a leader and friend. Highly recommended!

  • Nicole Hewitt
    2019-06-06 02:59

    I Am the Traitor is the exciting conclusion to the Unknown Assassin Trilogy. It’s full of just what I’ve come to expect from this series – action, intrigue, double crossing, twists and a dash of romance. In this book, Zach is on the run, trying to discover what really happened to his father all those years ago. In order to do that, he has to rescue Howard, who has been captured and who Zach is sure is being questioned – and possibly worse – so that the Program can find out what Zach knows. Of course, Zach can’t manage this rescue mission completely alone, but he doesn’t know who he should trust. There’s Mike, who claims he wants to help Zach (and now claims that Zach’s father is dead, just like Zach was told all those years ago), and then there’s Tanya, who Zach discovers along with Howard and just can’t bring himself to leave behind. But Zach has learned that going against the Program is very dangerous and every step that he takes might put himself and the people he’s trying to protect in even more danger.What I enjoyed:Action and suspense. Usually, I give multiple bullet points on my likes and dislikes about a book, but everything amazing about this book can be pretty much summed up with this one category. Just like the first two books, this third installment was filled with action and suspense. Zach is pretty much used to running for his life at this point, but this time, he has other people with him that he wants to protect. Then there’s the little matter of trying to figure out who he should trust – it’s almost impossible because everyone has ulterior motives, and Zach is constantly having to calculate the odds to determine whether it’s worth the risk of trusting the people around him. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn’t. But Zach definitely isn’t willing to give up without finding out what happened to his father. This leads to a lot of action-packed scenes and tons of twists and turns as Zach struggles to learn the truth about his father and about the Program itself. Nothing is as it seems, and Zach is constantly being manipulated – the question is, by whom, and what is their final endgame? Finding out just might cost Zach his life!The negatives:The ending. I was surprised that the ending seemed so open-ended. Not to say that the story that’s been building for the past three books wasn’t sufficiently tied up (it was, rather spectacularly!), but that this book’s ending almost seemed to hint at a completely new beginning. I almost wonder if there’s a spin-off series coming or something?The romance. Based on what I know about this series, I had serious difficulties with trusting Tanya. I just kept waiting for her to turn out to be something other than what she claimed to be. And I didn’t understand how Zach could possibly let her guard down around her so quickly because of his past experiences. This made it really hard to get completely on board with the romance portion of the book – I kept waiting for Tanya to turn traitor! (Not telling whether or not that happened, of course.)Another exciting installment in the Unknown Assassin Trilogy. Zadoff gives us big payoff and a satisfying conclusion! I give this book 4/5 stars.***Disclosure: This book was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given and all opinions are my own.***

  • julieta
    2019-06-14 04:04

    It wasn't dissapointing but it wasn't as exciting as the first book was. It just messed with your head:Betrayal. Not betrayal. Betrayal. You just lose you mind. The ending was okay, sort of expected, nothing extraordinary.

  • Dagmar
    2019-06-01 02:03

    soms erg voorspelbaar, maar verder erg leuk!

  • Kirsty-Marie Jones
    2019-06-07 04:06

    (3.5) Disappointed with how it ended. :(

  • Mariel Zani Begoña
    2019-05-30 05:04

    Review originally published in: I am The Traitor by #AllenZadoff Gracias @somosbestya por el ejemplar {I received this book from a local publisher in exchange for an honest review} #IAmTheTraitor is the last instalment The Unknown Assassin trilogy. We follow a 16-year-old soldier who works for a mysterious organization called The Program. The rules are simple: don’t make questions and protect The Program above everything else. In his last mission, our main character has to face his own doubts while trying to decide what is more important: The Program or his own life.I’ll try to be as vague as possible since this is the last book in a trilogy full of action sequences, car chases and every typical ingredient we can see in action films. If you enjoy this type of movies, you’re probably going to like this novel as well. The weakest point of this story relies on the fact that the characters are not plausible, especially our main protagonist who is more like a robot than an actual human being, capable of having a perfect control of his emotions and even his heart rhythm. Despite that fact, the fast moving plot with barely any descriptions make me fly through this novel. Not a master piece but it was OK, perfect for a 24 hour readathonRating: 3 ESPAÑOL: #YoSoyElTraidor es la última entrega de la trilogía de Asesino Anónimo en la cual seguimos a un soldado de 16 años quien trabaja para una misteriosa organización llamada El Programa. Las reglas son simples: no has preguntas y protege al Programa por encima de cualquier cosa.En su última misión nuestro protagonista tendrá que enfrentar sus dudas mientras trata de decidir qué es lo más importante si el Programa o su propia vida.Intentaré ser lo más vaga posible considerando que este es el último libro en una trilogía llena de acción, persecuciones y todos los típicos ingredientes de una película de acción. Si este tipo de películas son de su agrado, de seguro disfrutarán esta novela.El punto débil de esta historia recae en que sus personajes no son verosímiles; especialmente el protagonista quien es más parecido a un robot que a un ser humano, capaz de tener un perfecto control sobre sus emociones e incluso sobre su ritmo cardíaco. A pesar de eso lo rápido que se mueve el argumento me hizo volar por las páginas de esta historia. Me gustó, pero tampoco es ninguna obra maestraPuntuación: 3 Marusitas

    2019-06-11 07:12

    Hola, mi puntaje es 3,5!!Este libro lo espere con muchas ansias, ya que el final del 2° libro fue WOW, me dejo re enganchada!!!Al principio me gusto, pero en el transcurso del libro fue decayendo y el final me dejo con ganas de más, que no terminara así.A udes, que les pareció?

  • Chapter by Chapter
    2019-06-11 09:07

    Having kept up with author Alan Zadoff’s The Unknown Assassin trilogy from the very beginning, I was interested in getting to finally see how Boy Nobody’s—or, Zach—story would finally wrap up. Considering the unending action that filled I Am The Traitor’s predecessors, I was excited to delve into a novel that would offer a brand new story that would ultimately make or break the series.In I Am The Traitor, we are reintroduced to Boy Nobody’s world full of espionage, betrayal, and secrets. His doubts toward the Program are made plain and he has no problem with bringing them down. But Zach’s defiance brings about a whole new problem when he discovers that his old friend and ally, Howard, is in trouble. Forced to look back to his past assignments, Zach is reconnected with past connections, as well as introduced to brand new faces who have also been affected by the Program. What Boy Nobody doesn’t anticipate is that you might not be able to let anybody too close and that the Program, no matter how hard he might fight to escape it, will never be too far behind.Right off the bat I can say that, like the novels that came before it, I Am The Traitor is filled with action sequences and other badass goodness. I felt right at home reading fight sequences that flowed naturally, watching as Boy Nobody battled against his typical antagonists, and reading about the conflicts that have plagued him in every novel of the trilogy. Like always, if you are a fan of action then The Unknown Assassin trilogy is for you. What accompanies the fast-paced action scenes is a thrilling atmosphere that cannot be ignored and leaves readers on the edge of their seats.Zadoff’s writing creates a unique world where readers can experience the life of an assassin and realize that it certainly isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Zadoff’s prose is simplistic and allows for a quick read. While I do wish that there were more instances where descriptors could have been provided, it was easy to establish an idea of the scene in my mind while reading.However, I will admit that while all of the fighting was awesome, there was no denying the fact that the plot of the novel began to feel a lot like the same old same old. In previous novels, Zach/Boy Nobody has been given an assignment, typically involving a teenage girl, whom he gets close to and inevitably has sexual relations with the girl, before finishing his assignment off and moving on to whatever the Program has given him next.While Zach is far from pro-Program in this novel, I did feel like the same song and dance was being repeated in I Am The Traitor. If you’ve read the novel, you know what I’m talking about—and if you haven’t and are about to, you will find out. I certainly wasn’t underwhelmed by I Am The Traitor, but I wasn’t blown away either. I’m a firm believer that the final novel in a trilogy should be definitive of the entire series, and that it should leave the reader with an experience that they’ve never had before.I would recommend The Unknown Assassin trilogy to any readers who are big fans of spy thrillers a la the Bourne movies. Any readers who are looking for an interesting, thrilling read should also give The Unknown Assassin novels a read. Lastly, any readers who are fans of novels that feature major character development across a series should definitely give it a try.

  • LadyTechie
    2019-05-26 06:02

    I am the Traitor. I have followed this story from the beginning of the trilogy when I was first introduced to the Unknown Assassin series. I have always been totally enamored of government assassin books and when they have a nice hook in them like the Unknown Assassin books, well, I am even more ready to jump into the story. I received an early copy of I am the Traitor, book 3, in the trilogy from NetGalley. Honestly, I would pay for this series if I had to and sin they are out on audiobook, I will likely be doing just that for my long commute days and transatlantic flights. Allen Zadoff is a gifted writer. He does a great job with perspective. For example, how a normal child should respond to a situation, versus, a child trained as a soldier. How would an adult soldier respond in combat, even against a child? In I am the Traitor, we continue the Unknown Assassin story where I am the Mission leaves off with our intrepid child soldier, Zach, in a load of trouble, where he has dragged someone he cares about. Now he has to try to determine how he can work his way out of this situation. His only friend, Howard, is missing. He is pretty sure he knows where he is and he has to figure out how to survive and make sure Howard also survives. Zach also has some pretty serious decisions to make about his role in "The Program". He also has his on investigation to make into his and his family's past. These mysteries help make this series what it is, great! Zach, is this well-developed character that, despite the things he has done, we can't help but cheer for, and keep wishing for him to pull through. Throughout the series we keep trying to determine if "The Program" is good or bad and we never really know for sure as sometimes we see reasons why it can be thought of as both. Don't misunderstand, training children to kill is never a good thing, but giving them a home, educating them and protecting them is always a good thing. What you ask for in kind is the issue. Asking for loyalty is not a bad thing to ask for as we are all loyal to our friends and family, and we are always closer to family that we see as being on our side when things are tough. In I am the Traitor we continue to question the role of "The Program" and its purpose. I have to admit I always had a hidden suspicion about the whereabouts of what and who Zach was searching for and I was right in my guess but the thing about this story is that even when you think you know what is going to happen there is a twist. I have to admit that I was looking forward to a seriously kick-butt fight between Mike and Zach and I feel a bit cheated at how short that fight was but the outcome was another surprise. The action scenes, as well as the chase scenes, were quite exciting. One of my favorite parts was the way the chapter titles was done. I have to admit that the ending was what I hope is a setup for something great to come and I look forward to seeing what the author does with it. Review can also be seen at LadyTechie's Book Musings http://ladytechiesbookmusings.blogspo...

  • Rachel
    2019-06-17 09:16

    I AM THE TRAITOR delivers non-stop action, excitement, shocking revelations, tension and suspense, in this, the electrifying and absolutely riveting end to the series. It returns readers to a world of assassins and missions. But this time Boy Nobody isn’t following The Program’s directives - he’s looking to save his friend Howard and find out the truth about his father before The Program finds out what he’s up to and sends someone out to end him.Boy Nobody learned to follow orders, not to question. He learned to work alone and form no attachments. He learned to fight and to kill. He learned to trust no one. He learned to obey Mother and Father. That is until he learned that everything he’d been told to believe might be a lie.Desperate for answers about his father, Boy Nobody is willing to risk the full force of The Program coming down on him for his disobedience. But the longer he can keep them in the dark about what he’s up to, the better. He’ll just need to evade their tracking software, escape any assassins sent to bring him in, take down any assassins sent to terminate him, free his friend who may already have the answers he’s been looking for, and put his trust in someone who may be trying to deceive him.Allen Zadoff created an epic and nail-biting and jaw-dropping conclusion to his series with I AM THE TRAITOR. The pace is lightning fast. The story is instantly engrossing. The characters both old and new are likable, detestable, and somewhere in-between, fascinating, deadly, and surprising. And the outcome is most definitely unexpected.The author produced a three-book series that is thrilling, dramatic, immensely entertaining, highly addictive, and unputdownable. He introduced a character who went through a radical shift from who he was at the start of the series to who he became at the end. And he took readers on an awesome and wild ride with Boy Nobody from the series beginning to its stunning conclusion.I AM THE TRAITOR is a must for fans of gripping, intense, fast-paced, action-packed, intriguing stories that build to a climactic conclusion. It’s for readers who love stories of missions and assignments, assassins, rogue assassins, the hunt, the chase, and harrowing escapes. And it’s for those who love to be kept guessing right up to the very end.Original GR comments:LOVED this installment in the series. What happened there just before the end, ooooh. Gripping, action-packed, deadly, thrilling, awesome.I HOPE this is not the end of the fan-freaking-tastic series.Review TK 6/11.

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-24 05:21

    Originally posted on my Blog, Over The Bookshelf*E-Arc provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.As far as final books in a series go, this one is pretty good. This is a series I have loved from the beginning and I'm definitely sad that it's over. In this third and final book in the Unknown Assassin series, we finally get answers and events from the previous two books start to make a whole lot of sense. Even though I am sad that it had to end, I'm actually really satisfied with how the series ended.Starting with book one, the main character starts to question everything he's been told and taught and that all comes to fruition in book three. At the end of book two he is told a secret and then told it was a lie and sets out to figure out the truth, once and for all. He also has to deal with finding Howard, his unlikely friend from book two, and Tonya, who may not be all that she seems.One of the things I love most about this series, is all of the action. These books are action packed and non-stop, which makes these books really quick reads. Some of the action scenes and fights were a little over the top, but it didn't really matter to me, it was very exciting.I really enjoyed how the story was wrapped up. Boy Nobody finally learns the truth about how he got to be in his situation and the person truly responsible. I feel that the story ends in a really good place, that gives me hope that even though we don't get a glimpse into the future, that everyone in the story is in a good place and happy.If you like action books with a bit of mystery and spies, I highly recommend this series. These books were fantastic and I really wish there were more books in the series, but overall, I am very satisfied with the entire series and I'm so glad I got the chance to read them.

  • Ashleigh
    2019-05-26 10:15

    Did the third and final book in the trilogy come to a satisfying end? Yes, yes it did.The shift in loyalties and personalities in this book was exciting and confusing at the same time. I was questioning motives the entire time. We saw a new side of Zach.... HE HAS REAL FEELINGS!!!!!! I was surprised that this is the direction his character developed in, but it made the story more interesting.Characters:Zach: I liked the personality change. One that wasn't too drastic to be unbelievable, but more of a development from the emerging warmth I saw in him already. I loved how he came clean to a lot of people about his situation and life. Tanya: I was so suspicious of her from the start, when we found her with Howard. She seemed pretty shady- turns out she was!!! (view spoiler)[Besides that she was a part of the program (hide spoiler)] She was interesting and had a great mix of mystery and emotion in her character. I liked the way she interacted with the boys and that her motives were true in the end.Howard: ah Howard. Continually getting captured and having to be saved by Zach and Tanya, whilst giving witty remarks and making bad jokes. Anyone else feel a stiles stilinski vibe??? Besides that, I liked the group dynamic with Howard and his smart comments were funny.Plot:I think this book was epic. The twists and turns, the mystery and confusion, the character development all kept me on my toes. The changing of locations was interesting too and Zadoff did well in explaining where we were and what was happening. Writing: same as always, clean interesting and easy to understand :)All up a fantastic series that I'm glad I read. I don't know if there will be another in the series, if there is I'm going to read it :) Good job Zadoff, you did really well :)

  • C. Purtill
    2019-06-09 05:58

    NB: As I have mentioned in my previous reviews of this series, I do know this author BUT that has absolutely nothing to do with how much I liked this book. Trust me, there are many authors I know and are friendly with and their books are just meh and I rate them that way.Then again, can you trust me? Who can you ever trust? Someone who calls you "son" or "daughter" or "brother" or "friend?" In this final book of the Unknown Assassin trilogy, Zach is on his way home. He has heard from Howard, his only real friend, that his real father is actually alive. But Howard has been taken by the Program and now Zach has to save him. When he finally gets to Howard, he finds another teen there, Tanya, whom Howard has bonded with during their captivity.There are so many double crosses in this story that it will make your head spin. A couple of times I had to go back in the narrative and say, Wait, which side is HE on anyway? Or She. Or They. It all becomes clear at the end and it's heartbreaking. As often as we see Zach kill to protect himself (no longer simply carrying out his mission), it is still sad when he does. Can he bring down The Program? Should he? What will happen to everyone involved in it? If the author wants to, I can see a final novella wrapping up the end of this series, one that addresses those questions. Hint, hint....(Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a review copy of this book. I am really sorry to see it end. I absolutely tore through these books and put others aside when I got this one. Kudos to Allen Zadoff.)

  • Amy
    2019-06-06 09:17

    Really enjoyed this series. Zach continues to rebel against The Program, wanting to find answers about his father. Is he alive or dead? Mike, the supposed best friend, then supposed killer of his father, continues to hunt/help Zach. His intentions are unclear until the end. In the last book, Howard was caught by the Program and we begin with Zach trying to find him. He receives assistance from Mike and is able to rescue Howard along with a girl who is "prisoner" along with Howard. Turns out she works for the Program but shows her loyalty to Zach in the end. Several highlights include Zach trusting Father who ends up trying to gas him to find answers. The helicopter crashes and only Zach survives and Father is dead. In the end, Zach turns himself in to protect Tanya and Howard but it turns out they are captured too (well Tanya plays that she is still loyal to the Program but fights for Zach in the end). We find out Zach's father is actually the mastermind of the program and wanted Zach as a soldier. He now wants to pull Zach's fear suppressor chip and insert a "feelings/emotions' suppressor chip in him. Zach is able to kill him, then Mother, who were already raising an army of solder kids with no fear. Once the heads are killed, Zach/Tanya/Howard realize these kids need a leader (not a crazy one like Mother) and it ends with them leading the group of kids to the cafeteria at the Program camp.

  • Olivia
    2019-06-17 07:06

    Slightly disappointing but I still emjoyed it. Thinking about there really is no good way to finish this series. I dislike the cliff hanger at the end but what can you do.

  • Andrew
    2019-06-06 05:11

    I Am the Traitor, the final book in the Unknown Assassin series, was a very intriguing and fast read. I find that this book was much better than the second book, even with it having less pages in it than the previous. In this book, we find out a lot more about Zach and his past, we meet a new character named Tanya, and there are plenty of funny parts that include Howard, a friend of Zach's. I won't go into details or spoil anything, but this book has plenty of plot twists. Mike, an assassin like Zach, does some things that I wouldn't expect him to do. He also is a very interesting character, as I didn't know if he was helping Zach or if he was trying to harm Zach. Tanya, too, was like Mike, however, like I said, I won't spoil the book. In closing, this trilogy, The Unknown Assassin, is surely a trilogy/series I would recommend to anybody who wants read a fast pace, young assassin story. I rate this book 4.5/5. I decided not to give this book a 5/5 because of one minor pet-peeve, and that minor pet-peeve is how Zach seems to fall in love very quick.

  • Teri
    2019-06-10 07:22

    I've loved this series from the first book and am sorry to see it end. The books have offered action, suspense, twists, turns, thrills, double-crosses and have been captivating reads.Zach (at long last, his real name) is on the run again with Howard (such a fun, likable character), and a new character, Tanya. As usual, Zach isn't sure who he can trust, but in the end, his questions about his father are answered.Being a long time fan of this series, I was hoping for a more satisfying ending. It was very sudden and I even wondered if I was missing some pages. Many things were still unresolved and it didn't feel like a natural stopping point. Maybe if the author had added an epilogue, it would have helped.Despite my disappointment with the final installment, this series remains at the top of my list of YA recommendations for thriller/suspense books. I'm hoping the author decides to write a novella to wrap up the story more completely. This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.

  • G.G.
    2019-05-29 10:19

    I was lucky enough to win the first two books in printed version. Needless to say, I absolutely needed the third one too, so I chose to buy the hardback cover. I Am the Traitor was as entertaining and fast read as the other two. Sure, I questioned BenDaniel Zach's choices at times. Yet, although he's trained and brainwashed, he's still only a sixteen year old who's been fighting it. I agree that he was a little more naïve in this installment than he was in the other two. Maybe it's because I was seeing it from another perspective, but yeah, Zach, what were you thinking?Seriously, I know there were parts that seemed a bit farfetched. I won't say more lest it would reveal spoilers. Yet, over all it did the job and surely didn't disappoint. While the author claims it's the last one of the series, the way the book ends could very well make for the budding of a new one. We'll see.

  • Rachael
    2019-06-12 07:00

    Still reading, but there's a couple instances that are making me grind my teeth. As Zachary is searching Tanya for a tracking device he makes the mental note that she has the 'breasts of a woman, not a girl.' (We later find out that she is fifteen, makes it even more awkward.) As they are running from The Program, Tanya takes the wheel of the car (after proving herself to be not your typical teenager) and Zachary asks repeatedly if she's sure she wants to drive, as though she couldn't possibly be a competent driver in an emergency.So teens will love the continued action that goes on throughout the book. The series is very James Bond/Jason Bourne-esque. I personally just started hating Zach as a character, though I'm sure many teens boys will think of him as the best person ever.Librarian rating: 4 starsRachael rating: 2 stars

  • Susan Gellert Ketcham
    2019-06-07 02:00

    Allen Zadoff does it again! The Unknown Assassin Series is one of the most captivating, action-packed books currently on the young adult shelves. In this third installment, "Boy Nobody" is on the run from the Program. Who can he trust? Can he make it out alive? Twists and turns are plenty throughout the book. The creative technology described is perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of the book. I recommend this series to all my reluctant (and motivated) readers and this book will be no different.I received an Advanced Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.