Swarm – book review

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They thought they’d already faced their toughest fight. But there’s no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes.

These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they’re trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground.

But the quiet doesn’t last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister.

Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzz—is she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crash’s conscience—and her heart—get a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwether’s glorious-leader mojo deserts him.

Who’s left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?Read More »

Zeroes – book review

Zeroes book

Zeroes is the first instalment in a thrilling and addictive new series by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti.

Ethan aka Scam has a voice inside him that will say whatever people want to hear, whether it’s true or not. Sometimes it can be handy, but sometimes it’s not, like when the voice starts blabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help him are the other Zeroes, who aren’t exactly his best friends these days.

When Nate, aka Bellwether, gets Scam’s SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the rescue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind of dangerous encounters. At the core of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases. The only way these six teenagers are going to make it out unscathed is if they all learn to work together.Read More »