The Regional Office Is Under Attack!

The Regional Office Is Under Attack!

eBook - 2016
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Read it!" -- Jess Walter, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins

"[R]ollicking good fun." -- New York Times Book Review

"A tour-de-force." -- Laura Miller , Slate

In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization--the Regional Office--and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation.

At its helm, the mysterious Oyemi and her oracles seek out new recruits and root out evil plots. Then a prophecy suggests that someone from inside might bring about its downfall. And now, the Regional Office is under attack.

Recruited by a defector from within, Rose is a young assassin leading the attack, eager to stretch into her powers and prove herself on her first mission. Defending the Regional Office is Sarah--who may or may not have a mechanical arm--fiercely devoted to the organization that took her in as a young woman in the wake of her mother's sudden disappearance. On the day that the Regional Office is attacked, Rose's and Sarah's stories will overlap, their lives will collide, and the world as they know it just might end.

Weaving in a brilliantly conceived mythology, fantastical magical powers, teenage crushes, and kinetic fight scenes, The Regional Office Is Under Attack! is a seismically entertaining debut novel about revenge and allegiance and love.
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2016
ISBN: 9780698139367
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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SCL_Tricia Jan 04, 2018

I liked this book, it was full of action and quite funny. I thought the ending lacked something, I'm not sure what but I found I could not invest in it the way I did for the first 3/4. A read-a-like-ish for The Rook.

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Jun 19, 2018

I wanted to like this, based on the description (which reminded me a bit of The Rook, a book I loved). However, it was both fast-paced and boring at once. The Regional Office is Under Attack, but that's all that happens. No real mystery, no decent surprises, just.. meh. I didn't feel any connection to any characters, all of whom were shallow and undeveloped. I was hoping for secret missions, danger, espionage, but... nothing happens. Weird perspective changes in the writing (from an "academic" summary, to third person perspectives, to a first person interlude from a hostage) didn't help.

SCL_Tricia Jan 04, 2018

I liked this book, it was full of action and quite funny. I thought the ending lacked something, I'm not sure what but I found I could not invest in it the way I did for the first 3/4. A read-a-like-ish for The Rook.

May 23, 2017

Essentially a teenage superpower action comic without any illustrations. Misogynistic.

VaughanPLRachelP Mar 27, 2017

Buffy meets Kill Bill in this great, fast-paced story about renegade female assassins taking on their 9-5 working, office drone female assassin counterparts. I didn't love the characterization of the main characters at the beginning of the story - mostly, the teenage main character is borderline offensive to teens - but it gets better. This one is a ton of fun.

It wants desperately to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Veronica Mars but Gonzales can’t keep up the witty repartee and pop-culture quotes and thus comes off as cute rather than edgy or smart. Pleasant, but not memorable bit of pop fluff.

Dec 31, 2016

I found this book to be pretty disappointing. Good setup and some interesting details, but the author obviously had no idea what to do with them or how to resolve the book.

ArapahoeCatherine Sep 02, 2016

Think Die Hard with female assassins and robots! What's not to love?!

May 30, 2016

My first thought was that I was not the intended audience of this book. Fights that lasted several chapter and lots of bad language. Explosions and robots and all sorts of weird stuff. It reads like a Joss Whedon TV show. But the writing was wonderful and the characters surprisingly complex and before I knew it I was having too much fun to quit. This book was a delightful summer read, just so fun.

Apr 06, 2016

Character voices in this novel are fantastic. Rose: gifted and impatient (which is to say, a teenager) is the leader of an all out attack against the Regional Office; standing in her way is loyal Sarah and her mechanical arm. You'll root for both of these characters before the book's end.

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May 30, 2016

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Jun 21, 2016

As we left the copy room, we congratulated ourselves on not just our escape but on how in sync we were with each other, and how good our instincts were, how we should've been spies or special agents ourselves, and, busy congratulating ourselves, we were surprised when one of the goons grabbed one of us--Carl from accounting--and socked him over the head with the butt of a pistol, and only because Carl was so wide and the hallway so narrow were the rest of us able to keep running despite the two other guys who brained Carl.


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