Review: Day Zero
Title: Day Zero
Series: Day zero duology #1
Author: Kelly Devos
Release Date: November 12th, 2019
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old coder Jinx Marshall grew up spending weekends drilling with her paranoid dad for a doomsday she’s sure will never come. She’s an expert on self-heating meal rations, Krav Maga and extracting water from a barrel cactus. Now that her parents are divorced, she’s ready to relax. Her big plans include making it to level 99 in her favorite MMORPG and spending the weekend with her new hunky stepbrother, Toby. But all that disaster training comes in handy when an explosion traps her in a burning building. Stuck leading her headstrong stepsister, MacKenna, and her precocious little brother, Charles, to safety, Jinx gets them out alive only to discover the explosion is part of a pattern of violence erupting all over the country. Even worse, Jinx’s dad stands accused of triggering the chaos. In a desperate attempt to evade paramilitary forces and vigilantes, Jinx and her siblings find Toby and make a break for Mexico. With seemingly the whole world working against them, they’ve got to get along and search for the truth about the attacks—and about each other. But if they can survive, will there be anything left worth surviving for?
My Review: This was the fast paced thrill ride I didn’t know I was looking for. Sometimes you just need a book that just keeps getting crazier and crazier and when you think it won’t get any more crazy, it does. This is that book. There were a couple parts I found to be a little unbelievable but for the most part I was too into the story to notice. While this is a very plot driven book I found that I still liked, and connected with, the large cast of characters. I would have probably rated this book at 4 stars but I have a rule for myself that If a book can make me both laugh and cry it automatically gets 5 stars and this book did that. I am very much looking forward to book two!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*