Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast (The Nahx Invasions #1)
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on August 29th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Action & Adventure
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, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.
Shelter in place.
Which seems like good advice at first. 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…
Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast is young adult science fiction novel about a brutal alien invasion set in Canada. While training to be camp counselors Raven our main character and her friends are trapped in the forest when the Nahx begin their invasion. Humans are dropping like flies as the Nahx dart them with a tranquilizer that renders them dead but preserved as well.
With an exciting premise and a high octane ending, Zero Repeat Forever had a lot going for it! I really enjoyed the exploration of the Nahx race. Though there is still much to be revealed in the coming sequels, I thought what we learned so far was quite interesting. I couldn’t help but feel bad for Eighth, the Nahx alien, on several occasions, even though he had some creepy tendencies. I believe his intentions were always in good nature.
Raven on the other hand was a tad annoying of a character for me. She was so wishy washy and fickle. She would act one way and then do a 180 and act the complete opposite a page later. I didn’t find her character consistent what so ever.
Although this one is a big book, not a lot about the plot is given away. We know the Nahx want to eliminate human life on Earth but it spends a lot of time building up the personal relationship between Raven and Eighth after he saves her from near death for what seemed like the millionth time.
Prendergast does a good job with the writing. It was easy to follow and flowed really nicely from page to page. When it comes to the action sequences she wrote, I quite enjoyed them. Especially the scene in the Shoppers Drugmart (Canadian Pharmacy and food store). I thought that was really creative and I loved every aspect of it because it was something I could recognize from real life!
I am looking forward to the next book and especially anticipating more answers to my burning questions!
I highly recommend this one if you like brutal alien invasions, and emotionally frustrated alien boys. Let me know what you guys thought of Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast! I would love to hear your opinions as well!
Until next time,