You’ve Been Activated!

This week, I’m taking a break from talking about writing and am talking about reading. The book commercials I do for my students seem to be successful, so I thought I’d share one or two here.


You. Guys. Look. At. This. Overview.

Tyler Bennett trusts no one. Just another foster kid bounced from home to home, he’s learned that lesson the hard way. Cue world’s tiniest violin. But when strange things start happening—waking up with bloody knuckles and no memory of the night before or the burner phone he can’t let out of his sight—Tyler starts to wonder if he can even trust himself.

Even stranger, the girl he’s falling for has a burner phone just like his. Finding out what’s really happening only leads to more questions…questions that could get them both killed. It’s not like someone’s kidnapping teens lost in the system and brainwashing them to be assassins or anything, right? And what happens to rogue assets who defy control?

In a race against the clock, they’ll have to uncover the truth behind Project Pandora and take it down—before they’re reactivated. Good thing the program spent millions training them to kick ass…


And if you’d like a visual of Aden Polydoros’ mesmerizing world, check out the book trailer here.

Here’s my take…

This story has lots of action, intense amounts of intrigue, and ALL the Greek Mythology references you could ever want. The characters aren’t particularly likeable at first, but as I was dragged into their tortured psyches, I ended up rooting for them anyway. Since there are four points-of-view, you can deliciously suffer with each of the characters equally. (Two adverbs in one sentence? See what this book is doing to me?)

And, like everyone else, I am jumping on #TeamHades. I can’t decide if I want to hug him or have him arrested. Also, I’d ask for a poster of him to hang in my classroom, except I don’t think anyone would ever get any work done. Yes, he’s THAT gorgeous.

Polydoros is exceptional at characterization and the slow burn, not to mention cliff hangers. Like, WHERE IS THE NEXT ONE K THANKS.

About the Author:


Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library. As a teenager, Aden decided that he wanted to be a writer. He spent his free time writing short stories. He was encouraged by his English teacher to try his hand at writing a novel, which inspired him to begin PROJECT PANDORA. The YA thriller is set for publication with Entangled Publishing in Summer of 2017. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US.

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Thanks to Entangled Teen and NetGalley for making this book available! You can find the book at the following:

Amazon | | | | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Entangled


Teacher, writer, person. Mostly caffeine and sarcasm.

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