The Hit - Allen Zadoff
Wow. It's easy to see how this book was selected as a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers in 2014. If this book doesn't hold your interest, I think you may have made up your mind before cracking the cover...but even the cover is awesome!

This book is full of action and great characters. The protagonist has learned the mentality of "carry out the mission, no matter the consequences," and this makes him somewhat hard to love and nearly impossible to hate. The other characters are varied, complex, and not very predictable...including a strong (for real!) female character that throws a wrench into the perfect plan. Then things really get interesting...

I am looking forward to Book 2 in The Unknown Assassin series, I Am the Mission or "The Mission" due out next month!

***Many thanks to NetGalley for providing an Advanced Reader's Copy