Title: Day Zero
Author: Kelly deVos
Publisher: Harlequin Teen, Inkyard Press
Publish Date: November 12, 2019
My Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
** I received a copy of this ebook from Inkyard Press through NetGalley in return for an honest review **
Set in a futuristic America, where tension between the new political parties is at an all-time high, Jinx Marshall wants nothing more than to spend her evenings with her video games and sugary colas. But when the world around her explodes into chaos, her years spent prepping for the end of the world with her family comes in hand. Jinx and her family is on the run from vigilantes and the government, in what truly feels like the end of society as she knows it. Her only focus, keep her family safe and find her paranoid father, who may have more than a clue as to what’s going on.
Amazing! At first it took me a little to warm up to learning the new political parties and the new tech in this futuristic world. But from that first explosion, this book was on a fast track to excitement. I’m not usually one for government conspiracies or super techy lingo, but Kelly deVos made it work! There was constant action and the characters were constantly on the move. The action scenes were well-written and made me feel like I was in a war zone with the characters.
There was such a sinister feel to this, not knowing until the very end who was truly all behind the nation-wide hysteria. The author had me suspecting one character but then the big reveal set my heart racing. While there were a lot of characters, there was only one POV (Jinx), so I didn’t find myself seeing a character’s name and then being like “Who are you again?”. Each character was distinct in how they talked and interacted with the others around them.
Jinx was a badass girl who is kind of my idol right now. She stayed strong, even while she wanted to break down at times through all the chaos. I liked that she never gave up no matter the odds stacked against her.
Would I Recommend:
I’m not one to give spoilers, so just believe me when I say this book is a must-read! This does leave on a cliffhanger and so I cannot wait for the next book in this series to see where Jinx goes from here.