When summertime rolls around, Rendz tends to lose track of time. Some days (most days) I wake up without a clue as to what day it actually is. Hence why I missed so many Mondays of this lovely meme!
#ARCstravaganza is hosted by the wonderful ladies of YA and Wine and The Clever Reader– Krysti and Sarah respectively – where each week, we showcase one of the best perks of being a book blogger – those glorious ARCs – on our blogs, Instagrams, or both! And when you participate? You’ll be entered to win a YA ARC each month! How cool is that? Find out more about it here!
Today I shall show off a Great Canadian Apocalypse Adventure! (It’s still July so Rendz continues to be very patriotic),
Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast
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…
I read this at the beginning of July and holy smokes it was NOTHING I expected it to be. It was FANTASTIC! Holy Cannoli! I flew threw this and this is a 400 page novel! I’m just letting you know that I didn’t leave my room for a solid five hours and for the most part ignored my family. Oops.
But yeah, it was good. I really enjoyed the action, the suspense, the thrill of the apocalyptic ride. And yes it is set in Canada, specifically Calgary and other places in Alberta! So you know Rendz was like “Yessssssssss” every time anything remotely Canadian was mentioned.
Still missing that Tim Horton’s reference though… 🙂
Oh yeah…did I forget to mention it is a very (very) loose Beauty and the Beast retelling! It’s not really a retelling, but rather has specific elements of that story intertwined in the situation that Raven and Eighth are put in.
I won’t go into too much detail about it because that will be coming in my review! *Whenever Rendz gets around to writing it!* But two things I will share with you.
- Sign language
- Title AND cover epiphanies
It’s one heck of a ride. I am so utterly devastated that I have to wait over a year to have book 2!
Question time! Have you read this? Does it look appealing to you? For my alien fanatics out there…these aliens may not be green, but they are definitely out of this world!