I am just over 200 pages into the first book and am thinking to myself (and feeling) that this is the most morbid book I have read to date. I am getting that feeling from the main characters. I am not really connecting with any of them and thats a problem for me. I will most probably stop reading this book and not continue with the series. I thought I could like it but man oh man it's depressing me a lot. It doesn't make sense to me that 13 year old boys should be made into assassins and love killing lifeless targets. It's a bit disturbing to me and I wonder if Brent himself might have some issues to sort out himself.