Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast
Reminiscent of Stephanie Meyer’s The Host, Zero Repeat Forever features an apocalyptic alien invasion. But this story lacks the rich world building and the characters are one-dimensional.
I am obedience. I am malice.
I think Eighth’s character is particularly undeveloped and I struggled to connect with him, feeling zero emotional empathy (the tantrums didn’t help!) By the end of the book I still knew very little about him, his people and where he came from.
Dart each one. Leave them where they fall.
What are the aliens there for? There are so many unanswered questions… I guess the sequel will reveal more but I think this book could have given us a little more of a solid background.
Why did they invade earth? Why do they leave the human bodies where they lie and why are they preserved? Are they going to make them rise as soldiers like Game of Thrones? Why is there a budding romance between August and Raven?… where can it lead – no mouth means he can’t even kiss her!
I only nod. I can’t answer.
The storyline is repetitive and the pacing patchy, with the long slow parts broken with the occasional burst of energy.
Slow sweet muddy death. I need to sit down.
Title: Zero Repeat Forever
Series: The Nahx Invasions #1
Author: Gabrielle Prendergast
Publication Date: 29 August 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Review copy
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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 comes to depend on trusting each other… — Abstract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book does not influence my policy to write an honest review.
Disclaimer: The quotes appear in my review copy and may not appear in the final version.