Title: Day Zero
Author: Kresley Cole
First published August 1, 2016
174 pages, Kindle Edition
In Day Zero, renowned author Kresley Cole takes us on a thrilling journey filled with secrets and revelations about the Arcana Chronicles. Witness the catastrophic events that led to the apocalypse and experience the horror through the eyes of characters you thought you knew.
Death, Jack, and Fortune, along with others, must band together to survive the terrifying night of blood and screams that marks the beginning of the end. As they grapple with new powers and face a hellish new existence of plague, brutality, desolation, and cannibalism, discover the sacrifices they made to live beyond Day Zero.
Don’t miss out on this heart-pumping adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
About the Author
Kresley Cole writes bestselling books that are loved by many. Her most popular series is the Immortals After Dark, which features paranormal themes.
She also writes the Arcana Chronicles for young adults, the Gamemakers series for those who enjoy erotic stories, and has won awards for her historical romances.
Cole is not just an author, she is also well-educated with a Master’s degree and has been a successful athlete. Her travels around the world have given her inspiration for her books, and her characters and settings are memorable as a result.
The Immortals After Dark series has been translated into 23 languages and has won three RITA awards. Cole has been inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame and her books are consistently on bestseller lists in the U.S. and abroad.
Cole currently resides in Florida with her family. To learn more about her, visit her website.
Kresley Coles Day Zero is a thrilling dystopian young adult novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Known for her bestselling series such as The Arcana Chronicles, Cole has a talent for crafting vividly imaginative worlds that are both exciting and terrifying.
The novel takes place in the not-too-distant future, where a deadly virus has ravaged the worlds population. The only survivors are those who were born after the virus struck, and they are known as the Young.
Our heroine, Evie Greene, is one of the Young, and she has been raised to believe that she is part of a special group that will rebuild society. But everything changes when she discovers that there is a group of Immunes – adults who survived the virus – who have been living in secret all along.
The plot is a rollercoaster of action, suspense, and romance, as Evie finds herself torn between her loyalty to the Young and her growing attraction to one of the Immunes. Coles writing is fast-paced without sacrificing character development, making it easy to become deeply invested in Evies struggles.
The world-building is also superb, with every aspect of the Youngs society, from their strict curfews to their ruthless initiation rituals, feeling believable and well thought-out. But what really sets Day Zero apart from other dystopian novels is its timely message about prejudice and discrimination.
The divide between the Young and the Immunes is a clear allegory for real-life issues such as racism and xenophobia, and Cole does a great job of illustrating the dangers of blindly following authority. Despite these strengths, Day Zero is not without its flaws.
The pacing can feel uneven at times, and some of the plot twists might be predictable for experienced readers of the genre. However, these minor quibbles dont detract from the overall enjoyment of the novel.
In conclusion, we highly recommend Day Zero for fans of dystopian fiction, especially those in the young adult demographic. Its a thrilling ride that will keep readers thoroughly entertained, while also challenging them to think critically about the world we live in.
We give it a score of 4 out of 5, and we cant wait to see what Kresley Cole has in store for us next.