Saturday, December 3, 2016

Week 49 Reviews: Zeroes, Swarm

From Goodreads:
Don't call them heroes.

But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. 

Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He's got a voice inside him that'll say whatever you want to hear, whether it's true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn't--like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren't exactly best friends these days. 

Enter Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether, the group's "glorious leader." After Scam's SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the recue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. At the heart 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.

Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening installment of a thrilling new series. 

From Goodreads:
X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti in the second book of an explosive new trilogy about a group of teens with amazing abilities.

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? 

My Review:
Yeah, I finally read these books! I've been meaning to do so every since they came out, especially since I got an ARC of Swarm, but it wasn't until now that I was able to make time to read them! And I'm so glad that I did, because they were great reads!

The powers that these kids had, they were different! Not the sort of thing that you see every day, and while I've never read comics, the take this series took was it's own thing, and I loved that! I was interested in how it all worked for them!

Of course, there was a bad guy or two to face! Because of the situations they got themselves into (especially Ethan/Scam. Who got them into the first big situation!) And then in Swarm, oh, wow, what they faced! That ending was evil! They were left in such a bad place!

My one complaint, which is different from my usual ones, is that there was a good deal of what I felt was filler. Sure, it made these books bigger which is usually what I want, but what there was, wasn't all that interesting. Which sucked. These were still really great books!

Yeah, I enjoyed reading these books so much, and I can't wait for book 3!

Authors: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
Series: Zeroes #1, 2
Read: December 2nd, 2nd, 2016
Source:, Publisher for Review
Reason Why: Love his books, and they sounded really great! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: September 25th 2015, September 27th 2016

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