The Regional Office Is Under Attack am Books An easy five step quiz to determine your probable rating of THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK True or false you are open to the idea of gen
The Regional Office Is Under Attack! am Books An easy, five-step quiz to determine your probable rating of THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK!:1) True or false: you are open to the idea of genre fiction.2) True or false: you believe DIE HARD to be one of the most sublime pieces of entertainment created by human hands.3) On a scale of 1 to 10, you believe DIE HARD, as sublime as it is, could be improved by the addition of things like samurai swords, killer robots, borderline superheroes, magically-enhanced assassins, creepy oracles lying in vats of that opaque blue milk-like liquid (you know the stuff I mean), and sassy teenagers.4) Conceptually, you would say you are OK with breaking up the main plot of a narrative with an extended, second-person interlude about events that are only tangentially related to the main plot, but kind of help to bring home the whole insanity of the stuff mentioned above to a more basic, human level.5) True or false: you are still reading this.If you answered "True", "Hell yes!", or just did a sort of general nodding along to the above as a goofy grin spread over your face, then there is a good chance your brain will be on fire reading this. I loved it. I think I'm about a 4.9.. 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 RegionalIn 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.. Popular Kindle The Regional Office Is Under Attack! 2.5 stars. I am not sure how to review this book, because I have very mixed feelings. I loved the premise. A secret underground organization that battles the forces of darkness in the world using oracles and bad-ass female assassins with mystical powers, is being attacked by an unknown enemy. I am on board with that.However.The writing style is just not good. I hate to say that because I really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't get past the narrative voice. The female characters, even those who are awesome and scary and powerful, are still parodies of teenage girl voices - almost to the point of being offensive - and they are ultimately still just puppets being manipulated and controlled by the two male characters in the novel. Stylistically, my main objection was to paragraphs that read like this: "Then suddenly, a thing happened. Well, it didn't actually HAPPEN, but it seemed like it happened. In her perception, it definitely seemed to have happened. It took her a minute to realize that the thing she is sure happened in fact didn't actually happen. Something else happened while she was perceiving the thing she thought happened. What actually happened while she was perceiving incorrectly that this particular thing happened was...." GAH. That type of narration made me crazy and it happened CONSTANTLY. I feel like this book could have easily been half as long if all of that annoying nonsense had been properly edited out. It distracted me from the plot, which I might have really enjoyed otherwise. In my opinion, that's just poor writing.My other complaint about this book was that it ultimately told a not-very-interesting story with it's toolbox of very interesting premise and characters. It's just a story about an organization with power being corrupted, then the people inside that organization who suddenly become personally affected by the corruption take issue with it and decide to destroy the whole organization. And both sides recruit some other people to do the dirty work of fighting the battle. And then those people are destroyed and angry and vengeful. Etc. etc. etc. I wanted to know more about the back story of what the Regional Office actually was. What the hell actually happened to Oyemi that gave her powers? What could she do with those powers? What specific threat was she aware of that made her want to start the regional office? What kind of missions did the various operatives go on? All of those fascinating potential treasure troves of plot are unexplored. Beyond Sarah and Rose we get no detailed information about the operatives themselves. Emma, who is a pretty important figure in the main action of the plot, we know nothing about except that Henry fell in love with her. Oyemi just sort of disappears until a very abrupt afterthought at the end of the book. I feel like this book needed a different focus, more depth to the female characters' voices and a lot of editing out of all the redundant phrasing. The "paper" analyzing the rise and fall of the Regional Office was actually the most interesting part of the book, and I would have liked the details alluded to there to be more of what the book was about. The ending did not feel like it resolved the plot. And if I never heard the phrase "mechanical arm" again, that would be excellent.