Friday, 16 October 2015

Zeroes (Zeroes #1) by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Ethan, aka "Scam," has a way with words. When he opens his mouth, whatever he wants you to hear comes out. But Ethan isn't just a smooth talker. He has a unique ability to say things he doesn't consciously even know. Sometimes the voice helps, but sometimes it hurts - like now, when the voice has lied and has landed Ethan in a massive mess. So now Ethan needs help. And he needs to go to the last people who would ever want to help him - his former group of friends, the self-named "zeros" who also all possess similarly double-edged abilities, and who are all angry at Ethan for their own respective reasons. Brought back together by Scam's latest mischief, they find themselves entangled in an epic, whirlwind adventure packed with as much interpersonal drama as mind-bending action.

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“The Zeroes, they’d called themselves as a joke. Like heroes, but not.”

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This was a bit of an unconventional story, about some kids with superpowers.

There were several characters in this, although the story was told in third person. I didn’t really like Ethan, he really was a bit of a con-artist and I didn’t like that, but I did like Kelsey, especially the way she still cared for her father, even after he had let her down.

The storyline in this followed Ethan as his mistake at not having a lift home spiralled into a major mess, complete with drug money, ban k robbers, and even a policeman in a coma! He really should have saved himself the trouble and just walked home! This book did feel long though, and it seemed to take forever to get through it.
There was a little bit of romance, but not a lot at all.

The ending to this was okay, and it looked like Ethan might finally get that lift home.

6.25 out of 10

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