Sunday, April 21, 2013


The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., #1)
W.A.R.P Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin

Eoin Colfer

ISBN: 978-1-4231-6162-2

May 2013

4 Stars

*This is an uncorrected galley I received through NetGalley*

In Victorian London a teenaged orphan boy, Riley, lives in fear of his guardian, Albert Garrick, an illusionist turned assassin. When Riley is thrust into the future he gains a friend in nineteen year old FBI Agent Chevron Savano. Agent Savano has her own troubles to run from after making a mistake on a big case in Los Angeles. Being a laughing stock to her fellow agents she has something to prove.  So when Albert Garrick comes looking for his apprentice Chevron and Riley work together to save both the past and the future from the assassin.

This is packed full of edge of the seat action. The pacing was perfect and this could be a very quick read if someone has the time to devote. It really is a lot of fun. The time travel sequences are not confusing and it’s easy to follow. I was afraid it would feel congested or cluttered but it all flowed very well. There was some laugh out loud moments for me as well which I wasn’t really expecting.  My only complaint would be that I didn’t really get attached to any of the characters. They are likable but lacking something. That could change with future installments.  I would recommend this one to anyone young or old for a fast and fun read.



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