Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti
Scam, Crash, Flicker, and Anonymous are led by their "Glorious Leader" Bellwether and call themselves Zeroes, not heroes. They all have powers, they just aren't quite "super." Maybe the phrase "in training" could be applied to the Zeroes. It's not like they don't have good intentions most of the tiome when they try to use their powers, but control seems to be an issue. When Mob enters the group, the problems and the possibilities seem to grow. The group needs to pull it together becasue the mission has gone from theoretical to the real deal. Lives stand in the balance and the Zeroes must own their powers in order to get the job done.
Westerfeld, Lanangan and Biancotti pull together a fantastic cast of characters trying to find their way in the world. Please, somebody tell me that this will develop into a series! Whew, I looked - it's planned as a trilogy. I highly recommend this book. A really fun read that moves along, quickly drawing the reader into the wolrd of the Zeroes.