Sunday, 18 October 2015

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

Title: Zeroes (Zeroes, #1)
Author: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti
Pages: 400
Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK Children's
Release date: 24th September 2015

Blurb from Goodreads: 

A brand new fast-paced, explosive trilogy from international bestselling author, Scott Westerfeld, and award-winning co-authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti about a group of teens with amazing abilities.
Who are the Zeroes? They're six teens with new kinds of superpowers. All born in the year 2000, they live in Cambria, California. Their abilities make them anything but heroes - until a high stakes crisis changes everything.
Explosive. Gripping. And breath-takingly thrilling - you won't be able to put it down!

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley*

2.5/5 stars

Months ago Ethan aka Scam was in a group of superheroes, or Zeroes, until his Voice ruined everything and upset everyone. The Voice knows things that it shouldn't and gets Ethan into trouble with a drug dealer, a bank robber and the police. He rings Nate the leader of the Zeroes hoping that he'll help him out. But trouble has only just started for Ethan.
Will the Zeroes forgive Ethan?
Will they be able to control their powers?

Zeroes was a mixed read for me.
I liked that the Zeroes had unusual powers.
None of the characters really stood out for me but I did like Anon - his power was probably the worst one to have and while it was funny at times when people forgot him, I did feel sorry for him.
The plot was okay but I lost interest in places and found pacing to be an issue. There were times where I wasn't sure what was going to happen next and where I was intrigued.

Overall this was an okay read.