Zero Repeat Forever, by Gabrielle Prendergast | [ARC] Book Review #250

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Book Review

34939532He 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 comes to depend on trusting each other…

Before I get into the review, can we just sit and appreciate the beauty that is the Zero Repeat Forever‘s cover? It’s beautiful and I love it. I loved the cover before I read the book, and now that I’ve finished the book, there is so much significance in the artwork. Even the lettering. THE COVER IS BRILLIANT.

I was initially drawn into Zero Repeat Forever by the comparison someone made to the books The 5th Wave, and Beauty and the Beast. The people who said that about this novel aren’t wrong! Zero Repeat Forever is definitely that and more!

Zero Repeat Forever starts off with the the alien invasion – presumably the end of the world, and from there it only seems gets worse. 

I didn’t know what to expect from Zero Repeat Forever except that there was an alien invasion that has taken place around the world. However, Zero Repeat Forever takes place near Calgary, Alberta. Which is just a province over from me! I was super excited when I read that ZRF takes place in Canada!

I really enjoyed reading this book. For some reason I didn’t think that I would end up liking it, but Zero Repeat Forever, –while I do admit that some parts felt longer than others,– held my attention and kept me interested. Both Eighth and Raven have interesting points of view, and I’m glad that they roughly have the same amount of time in the story. I even thought that there was a chance of a third point of view in the book, but I’m so glad that the only views we read from were of Eighth and Raven standpoints.

Eighth is a very interesting person, even though we don’t know much about him. Eighth doesn’t even know much about himself, which is the huge reason why we don’t know much about him in general. However, we do see him struggle with himself, who he is, and his internal emotional war.

Raven is one hell of a girl, she’s super badass and we read about this several times as she fights for her life. I even wrote in my notes that Raven is something akin to a Nahx evader. Raven managed to survive almost being killed at least 6 times.

I liked pretty much everything about Zero Repeat Forever. I loved the writing , which was easy to read. I enjoyed the story line, how everything turned out to be by the end of the book.

The only thing that I really don’t like about Zero Repeat Forever is one of the characters. Said character that I absolutely hated, and I’m so freaking glad that they character got what they deserved! 

While it was disappointing that the story heats up even more towards the end of the book, that just means that I’m looking forward to reading the second book even more.

I made a prediction, or rather a guess about the book and it was definitely a long shot and while I was only half right.. That can only mean that we’re going to find out more about the aliens. Which should be super interesting!

I cannot wait for the next book. I am so excited!!

I gave Zero Repeat Forever, 4 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Happy Reading!


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