Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. PrendergastZero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

Zero Repeat Forever

byG. S. Prendergast

Hardcover | August 29, 2017

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The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world.

He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.
Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.
Until a human kills her…

Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…
Title:Zero Repeat ForeverFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.6 inPublished:August 29, 2017Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501147110

ISBN - 13:9781501147111

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Appealing Cover ♡ I was absolutely stunned when I first saw the book! The cover is very attractive and beautiful! It was interesting to read about his life and I thought this book made him seem 'cute'. Was a nice story to read but I wouldn't count it as my favourite of all.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I thought it would be better I bought this and it sounded really interesting, I think it could have been better because the idea was good. I was cringing at a lot of the parts because the characters weren't very well developed, and when the author put them in danger, I didn't care. It was pretty uneventful at parts, and boring. don't waste your and time reading this book.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved it the book does get dark at times but the way the author writes about a dystonian society is really unique and interesting.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique and Canadian! Zero Repeat Forever is a really unique bit of dystopian science fiction. It’s gritty and dark, with well written and complex central characters. The rest of the characters are a bit flat, but it doesn't take away from the story much. While the pacing can be slow at times, the overall story arc is strong, and it has a hell of a cliffhanger. I'm eagerly anticipating the sequel.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wanted to like it! So I guess this is kind of a win-win for me. I don’t have another series to start following (cause that’s just getting out of hand). Firstly, the hardcover copy of this book is beautifully designed. The cover, the spine, the end pages, the title page is all so physically appealing to look at and have on your bookshelf. The plot of this book is fine and the cast is wonderfully diverse but the execution: yikesssss. The pace is just atrocious. It’s slow. Not slow in the beginning and then fast at the end. It’s just slow and I don’t know how you make an alien invasion slow but this did. I definitely came away confused that the Nahx could…I guess, understand English but couldn’t speak? That was never really explained…and can they speak all languages on Earth since they invaded everywhere or what? Somehow, the main girl is able to completely (and almost immediately) understand the majority of the Nahx sign language? That is something that should’ve taken time to learn and it been addressed but it really wasn’t. There were just a lot of things like this that should have been explained and it left big gaps and detached me from getting absorbed in this world by it being ignored. The writing is choppy and there was no character or relationship development. I just didn’t care about any of the characters. A main character does die (which happens in every dystopian book) and my reaction was “ugh, I was super tired of that person! finally!” when I know the death was supposed to be heartbreaking. The relationships are all romantic and none particularly scream “healthy relationship.” In an alien invasion where everyone survives only by depending on each other…I want friendships! Not creepy romantic relationships that come off as super unhealthy. I wanted to like this book–so badly! It’s set in Alberta, Canada where I live and written by a Canadian author but I am not impressed by the writing. The fact that this isn’t a debut is also mind-boggling to me.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love-Hate Relationship *3.75/5* So first off I loved how it took place in Alberta, Canada! More specifically, Calgary, AB. Best setting ever! I loved how it was a beauty and the beast retelling and although I guessed the ending I can't believe it actually happened. I feel like Raven was so rude to Eighth, that being said I understood some of her anger, but after a while it felt unnecessary. I loved the second half but the first half I didn't like. The ending is what got me though! The best ending ever :) it was just like oh dear goodness! I'll definitely read the second instalment.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canadian Read! *I RECIEVED AN ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST AND UNBIASED OPINION This book is perfect for anyone looking to support Canadian authors. A story of alien invasion with Beauty and the Beast elements. While it was a little slow to start, the ending did not disappoint! Recommended for fans of The 5th Wave!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian sci-fi? YES PLEASE Review originally posted on my blog at www.sheturnspages.com I'm quite taken aback by how much I loved Zero Repeat Forever. It delivers everything one would hope for in a science fiction involving an alien invasion: -aliens (of course) -weird alien suits and weapons -lots of frightening post-apocalyptic scenarios that make you ponder the fragility of the human race -some spunky kids who are fighting terrible odds of survival but never quit trying But what I didn't expect at all was the beauty I would find within the pages. It was poetry; surprisingly deep, melancholy, and poignant. It really caught me off guard how intensely emotional it was, and how much it would affect me. The writing style was addicting in a gut-wrenching way; full of intensity and rage and sadness. It took me a few chapters to get used to the slower pacing, but soon I realized that the tension doesn't always lie in the action scenes. It's often more a dark psychological thriller that explores themes of human nature and survival. I did feel like the concept was a little generic at first but it's explored in a very unique way, giving insight to both the POV of an alien invader and a conquered human girl. There are also several mind-blowing twists at the end that completely changed how I saw the story at the start so it's really worth hanging on to the end, I swear! And I gasped out loud when I found out what the title means. The story is strongly driven by well thought-out characters who are not always likeable but nonetheless striking in their complexity. We are given a look at humanity that's been peeled back a few layers due to trauma, loss, and heartbreak. I was surprised that I felt the most pathos for Eighth, the alien POV character. He was so pure and childlike and so very human in his outlook, and my heart broke for him on so many occasions. There is a lot of diversity as well and touches on themes of racism and prejudice. One of the most exciting aspects for me that I need to mention is that it is written by a fellow Canadian and takes place near Calgary, Alberta. It's so rare to find a Canadian setting in YA and Prendergast does it so much justice in capturing the wild beauty of our country through all four seasons. Also there is this amazing and so very accurate line: "He just apologized. He does that a lot." "How very Canadian." The book was so close to perfect but there were just a few awkward moments and phrases between characters that I didn't love or agree with. Some people may take a bit of an issue with these little phrases but I was able to move past them to see the greater picture of the story. However for this reason I have taken off half a star. All in all it was a very strong start to a new series? trilogy? I'm not really sure so I better do some fact-checking. The ending was such a tease with an incredible cliff hanger and I'm burning to get my hands on book two so I can find out how the story will continue.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! I really enjoyed reading this book. I love the title and the cover and the story was very interesting. Even though not all aspects of it were unique, this book still managed to tell a fresh new story.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Sci Fi with aliens, weapons and romance all set in Canada! This intriguing novel will meet all Sci-Fi lovers needs. An Alien of Eighth rank knows only that his mission is to protect his partner, dart the humans and leave them where they fall. When he comes face to face with a human girl named Raven he decides to save her. Together they learn about each other, their strengths, weaknesses and the power of love. A great story that will have readers 14 to adult turning pages and wanting more.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommending This I really enjoyed this, particularly because not only is the story set in Canada (Alberta specifically), but the characters kick-ass. It was really really amazing that Canadians finally get their time in the dystopian spotlight and they did not disappoint. The beginning is a bit confusing, but all I can say is get past the first fifty pages and all will make sense.
Date published: 2017-07-28

Editorial Reviews

“A taut page-turner with a strange and surprising love story at its core, Zero Repeat Forever will capture every reader who dares to pick it up.”