Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros

Project Pandora (Assassin Fall, #1)

From Goodreads.com - 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...

My Take:  Kids attend a mysterious Academy where they are taught to be assassins but they have no memory of said assanations.  Later said kids live a "normal"  life but Academy keeps track of them and makes progress notes and case notes on them.  I liked this book.  I have been really getting into books like this were the main characters are not really what they seem and they really have anyway of knowing what they are and how they got that way.  Some language and sexual tension. 

I received a review copy from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for my honest opinion.  

All Signs Point to Murder by Connie di Marco

All Signs Point to Murder (Zodiac Mystery #2)

From Goodreads.com - The stars predict a wedding-day disaster, but San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never expected murder

Julia Bonatti is alarmed by the astrological signs looming over Geneva Leary’s wedding day, but nobody asked Julia’s opinion and being a bridesmaid means supporting the bride no matter what. Even with the foreboding Moon-Mars-Pluto lineup in the heavens, no one’s prepared for the catastrophes that strike: a no-show sister, a passed-out wedding planner, and a lethal shooting in the dead of night.

With anger and grief threatening to tear the Leary family part, Julia is determined to understand how such a terrible tragedy could occur. As she digs deeper into the family’s secrets, her astrological insights will lead her to the truth about a criminal enterprise that stretches far beyond the California coast.

My Take:  I really like cozy mysteries so I requested this book without really reading the description.  Since because of my religious beliefs I don't believe in astrology I was a bit leery of reading this book.  This is the second book in this series but it is the first book I have read by this author.  Although astrology is mentioned in the book it is really about the mystery.  There are alot of suspects and it will keep you guessing unlike some series where is you have read the books before it is usually easy to figure out the murderer.  

I received a review copy from Partners in Crime in exchange for my honest review.