Day Zero (Review)
Title: Day Zero
Author: Summer Lane
Publisher: WB publishing
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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
They are alone, but they are ready.
Day Zero begins today.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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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