Book Review- Swarm



Swarm by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
Expected Publication by Simon Pulse on September 27, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Pages: 400

They thought they’d already faced their toughest fight. But there’s no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes.

These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they’re trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground.

But the quiet doesn’t last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister.

Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzz—is she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crash’s conscience—and her heart—get a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwether’s glorious-leader mojo deserts him.

Who’s left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?

Swarm was insane. I didn’t think the stakes could get higher than Zeroes (book 1) but I was wrong. I was so, so wrong.

This book picks up a few months after the events of Zereos. The characters are healing. They even started a nightclub (well, an illegal night club, but still…). Then enter Glitch and Coin, two more zeroes on the run from someone… or something. They not only turn the Petri Dish (the nightclub) upside down, but they drop some pretty scary news while doing it.
Now it is up to the zeroes to face something they can’t explain. They have to not only save themselves, but keep as many people from being hurt in the process; which isn’t as easy as it sounds… especially considering (most) of their powers rely on having many people present.
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing, and the end was a punch in the gut. Unlike the first book (which didn’t feel like it needed a sequel) this book left such a huge cliffhanger I don’t know how I’m going to be able to survive until I find out what happens next.

I definitely recommend reading the Zeroes books if you love powers, lots of action, and crazy high stakes. Get ready to be blown away and sucked into the world of Zeroes.

I am going to give Swarm four out of five hearts!

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*I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not in any way influenced my opinions or feeling about the book.

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