Project Pandora (Assassins Fall #1)
Author: Aden Ploydoros
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre/Themes: YA, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Suspense
Release Date: August 1st 2017
Page Count: 372
Initial Post Reading Thoughts
Well that was definitely intriguing! I’m not sure I’ve ever read a story like that before. I really enjoyed the multiple POVs that were used in this story, especially once we discover how all of these characters are connected. The story was a tad slow paced and I’m not sure how I really felt about the writing style just yet, but the concept was very unique and intriguing!
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…
What I Liked
The Unique Concept. Project Pandora has a pretty creative and unique storyline. While it did remind me a little bit of the Winter Soldier’s storyline within Captain America: Winter Soldier/Civil War, it added it’s own twists and original concepts to make it it’s own.
The Multiple POVs. I’m a sucker for multiple character perspectives. It’s just something that I love within a story, especially when it’s done right. There were four POVs within Project Pandora and we quickly come to realize who each of these characters are and how they are all connected to one another.
The Connections. As mentioned above, each of the featured characters are connected even though they have no idea that they are. I really liked that aspect of this story and how everything slowly unravels to reveal how exactly each character is connected.
Hades. What can I say? I love a great evil / damaged character. They always end up being some of my favourite characters. They all have such interesting pasts and you want to learn more about what made them the way that they are. Hades was the perfect example of this type of character.
What I Didn’t Like
The Pacing. Project Pandora moved at a bit of a slow pace for me personally. I struggled a bit at first to really get into it. I did however really start to get into it about 40% of the way through! From that point on the pacing was great!
The Lack Of Answers? I get it, this is going to be a series and obviously you can’t have all of the questions answered right away within the first book. However, I did still feel as though not enough questions were answered. I didn’t need it all, but I would have liked a little bit more you know? Most of the only answers we got were toward the end of the novel and I really would have liked them to have been expanded on a little more.
Overall, Project Pandora was a very intriguing and unique story that featured some great characters! The ending to this first book in the series was intense and I can’t wait to see where the story goes in book two!
About The Author
Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library. His debut novel, PROJECT PANDORA is published by Entangled Teen. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US.
Thank you for reading!