W.A.R.P: The Reluctant Assassin Book Review

W.A.R.P: The Reluctant Assassin Book Review

Zak Bockhop

Author: Eoin Colfer

The reluctant assassin is Riley, a Victorian boy who is suddenly sent to the 21st century.  W.A.R.P. is an FBI program and it stands for Witness Anonymous Relocation Program. It is basically a witness protection program where they send important people in the past to keep them safe.  He and an FBI agent Chevie are on the run from a assassin-for-hire Albert Garrick. Albert is Riley’s mentor. They both must stay alive and stop Albert from returning to the past and changing history.

This book is an easy read.  It is a simple concept and it handles it well.  I didn’t think any of the characters were very interesting except for Albert.  He is a very twisted peron and has quite a history. The book spends a lot of time on Albert which I didn’t like very much because I still didn’t know the main characters very well.  The main characters, Riley and Chevie, are serviceable at best. They don’t have much of a personality and are just there for the plot to happen. I am very conflicted with this book. This book is the first in a series.


Photo credit belongs to Hyperion an imprint of Disney Book Group.