Subject Seven by James MooreSubject Seven by James Moore

Subject Seven

byJames Moore

Paperback | January 20, 2011

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Years ago, scientists began developing the ultimate military weapon: deadly sleeper assassins housed within the bodies of teenagers. Now, Subject Seven, the dangerous alter-ego living inside a 16-year-old boy, has escaped the lab and is on a mission. His objective? To seek out others like him and build an army capable of destroying their creators.

Hunter, Cody, Gene, Tina, and Kylie: five teenagers leading typical lives, until the day they each receive a call from a mysterious stranger-and learn that their destinies are intertwined. Subject Seven holds the key that connects them all. And a vicious, bloody battle for their lives is just beginning.
James A. Moore is the author of over twenty novels for adults. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association. He cut his teeth in the industry writing for Marvel Comics. He currently resides in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. This is his first novel for youn...
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Title:Subject SevenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.19 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:January 20, 2011Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1595143041

ISBN - 13:9781595143044

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review originally posted on Lost For Words book blog. Source: Received from publicist. Many thanks goes to Penguin Canada for sending me a copy of this book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My rating: 3 stars Hunter, also known as Subject Seven, is a modified military weapon, engineered in a laboratory. He escapes from the covert military experimental laboratory. Now on an escape mission, he finds others similar to him, and bands together with them. We see Subject Seven’s character, the alter ego to his actual teenage identity, Hunter, battle for dominance. Both identities will need to piece together the mystery surrounding the secret military operation. They will also need to learn how to live cohesively together, as they both struggle for control of their body. Cody, Gene, Tina, and Kyrie are others who are similar to Hunter. They all have gaps in their memories that they are having to deal with. It is refreshing to see things from their perspective, and not just from Subject Seven’s point of view. It can be a little confusing as the story does jump around a bit. However, there is quite a bit of gratuitous violence, and I would recommend this book to older teens due to the amount of violence included in the story. All in all, a good concept, leaving the reader wanting to find out what happens next. Some may find the violence a little too graphic, and should forge ahead with caution if they decide to read it.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A dark, action-packed tale! What would you do if you kept waking up with no idea where you were, how you got there or what had happened to you in the meantime? That's what's been happening to 5 unconnected teenagers who once had normal, uneventful lives. But someone out there knows what's happening, and is determined to find answers and change the fate of these seemingly random teens. Subject Seven (the novel) begins with a prologue set 5 years before the actual story takes place. The prologue is a great set-up and foundation for the story, but when the narrative jumps forward in time, things get a bit confusing. The reader is thrown into the story without a real connection between the events of the prologue and the action at hand. It takes quite a while before it becomes clear what's really going on with Subject Seven (the character) and Hunter. When new characters are gradually introduced, things become even more puzzling as there doesn't seem to be a connection between these new characters and the current story. Once the individual stories intersect, Subject Seven finds its' footing and the story really takes off. From this point, I couldn't put the book down and was eager to uncover the connection between these characters, and Subject Seven's ultimate plan. While there's not a lot of detailed character development or back-story, the core of Subject Seven is the mysterious circumstances that surround the characters, and there's plenty of action to keep readers compelled through to the end of this plot-driven tale. The ending is where some readers may be disappointed though. Since the story just kind of stops. It's a bit of a cliff-hanger because the story leaves off right before what the reader would expect to be the big final "battle", but instead you turn the page to find out there's no more. Subject Seven is an original and action-packed novel, but it's also dark and fairly violent. Science fiction fans and those who like gritty tales will certainly enjoy this one (I did!), but it might not be a perfect fit for those who like their YA on the light and fluffy side.
Date published: 2011-06-29

Editorial Reviews

"The novel's atmospheric use of reality-bending detail and narrative tone. . .will appeal to a wide range of readers." -School Library Journal

"Teens seeks a macho, lightning-paced book. . .will happily dive into this violent world." -The Bulletin of Children's Books