December 23, 2017

#BookReview: Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions #1) by @GabrielleSaraP

About the Book: He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival depends on trusting each other…

Reviewed By: Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction 
How I Acquired this book: Edelweiss 
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Author: I’m a writer, teacher and designer living in Vancouver, Canada. I wrote the feature film HILDEGARDE, starring Richard E Grant. HILDEGARDE was also published as a novel by Harper Collins Australia. My middle grade novel, WICKET SEASON was published in the Spring of 2012 with Lorimer Publishers. AUDACIOUS and its sequel CAPRICIOUS were published by Orca Books in 2013 and 2014 respectively. THE FRAIL DAYS was published in 2015.

My next book, a middle grade novel featuring pandas and an impoverished downtown neighborhood comes out in 2016.

In 2014 I was the Writer in Residence at Vancouver Public Library. In 2015 I was nominated for the BC Book Prizes and chosen to tour the province to promote BC Books. I have also been nominated for the White Pine Award and the CLA Award. I won the Westchester Award for Audacious. Audacious was included in CBC’s list of 100 YA Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. A poem from Capricious was chosen for the 2014 Poetry in Transit Program.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This had a very Rouge One feel to it.  

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions:  I want to stay that first off this book is slower than most but for this story, it works out.  As I said above this one reminded me of parts of Rouge One in the aspect that Finn leaves his unit and helps out Rey.  The interaction between Raven and Eighth were great it wasn't always hearts and rainbows and the relationship felt very real. The character building in this one was done wonderfully and kept the story going and engaged in the story.  It was a great story about never giving up even when things look the darkest and learning to trust people that you would normally never trust. The writing style worked out great and really made you feel full of emotion I can't wait for the next book. This darker title explores what it is to be human and asks you the question on how far you would go to survive and when you figure out why this has this title you will be screaming and freaking out I know I was!  It was a high states story that I couldn't put down and I can't wait to see where the author takes us in the next book! 

Go Into This One Knowing: LGBT, Diverse Characters, Major Cliffhanger!

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