Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Random Reads (1) Children of Paranoia

 Random Reads is a monthly meme hosted by I'm Loving Books to help all those unfortunate books that always get picked last. Just pick a book from your TBR list any random kinda way and read it during the month. Pretty darn easy! Jump on over to I'm Loving Books and sign up!


I've been trying a bunch of new memes lately and this one seemed really fun! So I used Random Number Generator and my Goodreads to-be-read list. First it choose something not out yet but than it turned up this:

Children of Paranoria (Children of Paranoia, #1)
by Trevor Shane

The Gist (from Goodreads):

Rule Number One: No killing innocent bystanders.
Rule Number Two: No killing anyone under the age of eighteen.
Since the age of eighteen, Joseph has been assassinating people on behalf of a cause that he believes in but doesn't fully understand. The War is ageless, hidden in the shadows, governed by a rigid set of rules, and fought by two distinct sides-one good, one evil. The only unknown is which side is which. Soldiers in the War hide in plain sight, their deeds disguised as accidents or random acts of violence amidst an unsuspecting population ignorant of the brutality that is always inches away.

Killing people is the only life Joseph has ever known, and he's one of the best at it. But when a job goes wrong and he's sent away to complete a punishingly dangerous assignment, Joseph meets a girl named Maria, and for the first time in his life his singleminded, bloody purpose fades away.

Before Maria, Joseph's only responsibility was dealing death to the anonymous targets fingered by his superiors. Now he must run from the people who have fought by his side to save what he loves most in this world. As Children of Paranoia reaches its heart-in-throat climax, Joseph will learn that only one rule remains immutable: the only thing more dangerous than fighting the leaving it.

I don't ever remember putting this book on my to-be-read list. Not a single tug on a memory when I looked what number was choosen but I'm glad I re-found it! It sounds really interesting. I don't own it so I'm going to have to either buy it or look in the library for it. I'm excited to read it.