Day Zero (Review)

Day Zero (Review)

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Title: Day Zero
Author:  Summer Lane
Publisher: WB publishing

Published Date:  10th
October 2014
Rating: 3.5 Stars

*Thank you to the author for sending me a copy for
review*

Synopsis:  Elle is a survivor.
Since the collapse of modern society, she’s been living in the remains of
downtown Hollywood, California, foraging for food and fighting for her life.
And then everything changes.
After she is forced out of her home, she heads north. What she finds is a group
of bunker survivors, unlikely comrades, and the hope of a safe haven. Together,
they journey toward the dregs of civilization, facing starvation, imprisonment
and death.
They are alone, but they are ready.
Day Zero begins today.

Review: This was a novella, which means it was a quick
read at only 170 pages. As a novella, it had everything it needed to have in
there and was a pretty enjoyable read as well. We got some character
development, action and a good story in a shorter amount of pages than usual,
and that is pretty admirable.

Elle is the main character, a teenager who has been left
to fend for herself in a world where there is the Omega always watching
everyone and the Klan is out to get everyone and kill them. She has had to
survive through this on her own and scavenge for food. The thing is, in this
town the food is running out. Now where will she go?

Elle was a tough character. I felt like she was a bit
conveniently prepped for this situation seeing as she had done gymnastics and
martial arts before Day Zero, but then again I let it go because of course
there will always be some people better prepped than others in an apocalypse.
She’s definitely someone who rolls solo and is a very tough cookie after all
she’s seen. But when she ends up traveling with a group she changes, and that’s
when we see the character development shine through. I wasn’t expecting any, so
I was impressed when I saw it. I felt like all Elle really wanted was to feel safe, and to find happiness. She just didn’t know where to look.

The story has its fair share of action-y moments in here.
They were pretty well done and all, but I wanted something more eventful and
bigger. It was enough for a novella, but maybe in the next book there will be
something more big happening in terms of plotline.

The backstory was handled well and I think we were able
to see enough of Elle’s history to understand her reasons for doing certain
things. We also got a bit of backstory for each of the people she ended up
traveling with as well, except one. His past remained a mystery and it’s either
to be unlocked in future books, or the author forgot to resolve that one.
Either way, I still want to know!

This book was pretty much romance free, which was
brilliant because there aren’t nearly enough of those books, and I don’t see
where the author could’ve crammed it in amongst everything else. I’m looking forward
to the sequel!

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Olivia’s Question: What three things would you like with
you in an apocalypse?

Olivia-Savannah x
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