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Don’t miss the exhilarating new novel from the author of Fat Girl on a Plane , featuring a fierce, bold heroine who will fight for her family and do whatever it takes to survive. Fans of Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life As We Knew It series and Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave series will cheer for this fast-paced, near-future thrill ride.
If you’re going through hell…keep going.
Seventeen-year-old coder Jinx Marshall grew up spending weekends drilling with her paranoid dad for a doomsday she’s sure will never come. She’s an expert on self-heating meal rations, Krav Maga and extracting water from a barrel cactus. Now that her parents are divorced, she’s ready to relax. Her big plans include making it to level 99 in her favorite MMORPG and spending the weekend with her new hunky stepbrother, Toby.
But all that disaster training comes in handy when an explosion traps her in a burning building. Stuck leading her headstrong stepsister, MacKenna, and her precocious little brother, Charles, to safety, Jinx gets them out alive only to discover the explosion is part of a pattern of violence erupting all over the country. Even worse, Jinx’s dad stands accused of triggering the chaos.
In a desperate attempt to evade paramilitary forces and vigilantes, Jinx and her siblings find Toby and make a break for Mexico. With seemingly the whole world working against them, they’ve got to get along and search for the truth about the attacks—and about each other. But if they can survive, will there be anything left worth surviving for?
I love a good dystopian novel and I feel like I haven’t read one in a really long time. Plus, Day Zero features doomsday prepping and that seems very fascinating. This will be my first Kelly deVos book, since I haven’t gotten to Fat Girl on a Plane yet (even though I’m dying to), and I’m so excited! deVos is so sweet on Twitter and I love following her. When I saw her tweet that Day Zero was available on NetGalley I immediately ran over to request it and got approved! I have a lot of review copies to get to right now and I try to read them in the order they release. This one though doesn’t come out until November, but I think I’m going to have to move it up and prioritize it because I’m just too excited!