BOOK REVIEW // ZEROES


Zeroes
Scott Westerfield, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

I really enjoy a good superpower and coming of age story and Zeroes is exactly this.


As I mentioned in my latest Book-It List post, Zeroes was recently sent to my bookshelf and I've been really looking forward to reading it. The characters are all young adults with superpowers, basically. The Misfits style plot meant I was hooked from the very introduction of the first character, Scam.

The powers have such thought behind them and I found myself relating to each character, despite never having had a superpower in my life (unfortunately). Anon's in particular is definitely a clever idea and one that pulls at the heartstrings. The strong female presence of Crash makes her my next favourite, with all the willpower and patience I could never have!

Although it revolves around the gang of 'Zeroes' and how they are so different to the rest of society, it also shows how having such power isn't always the best thing. Some situations in life can't be helped with a superpower, even if you do have the ability to manipulate other people's emotions and attention towards you.

I read the remaining half of the book pretty much in one fell swoop because I couldn't put it down.
The ending is as fantastical as a story about superpowers should be. If you're a fan of Misfits, Heroes or X Men, this could be right up your street.

Without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable books I've read this year.

With apt nicknames and a ton of spiralling events, it's a fantastic fantasy adventure and I will definitely be recommending this over on Goodreads too (befriend me!)

Buy your copy here on Amazon.


leanne

x

Popular Posts