Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #19

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Merry day-after-Christmas, everyone! I hope your holiday was fantastic. In the off chance any of you have slept off your Christmas crazies, here's my Wishlist Wednesday pick for the week:
There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away. 

That’s why they make the perfect assassins.

The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated.

Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute’s monitoring. But now they’ve ID’ed her and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can’t make the hit. It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else ever notices them.
Okay, yes, this synopsis sounds like it suffers from a case of instalove. I'm willing to give Ms. Barnes the benefit of the doubt and hope that it's a case of insta-connection or insta-understanding instead, because either of those are far more believable and far less irritating.

This synopsis reminds me a bit of the parents' backstory in Spy Kids, so I'm willing to give it a chance. Besides, you all know anything with assassins has my attention.

What are you wishing for this glorious post-Christmas Wednesday?