Zero Repeat Forever

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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...

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This book was just not my cup of tea and I was not able to finish it. Thank you for this opportunity, though!
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I found this book difficult to read. I kept losing interest and putting it down. I think it has a worthwhile story and mostly interesting characters, but I couldn't quite connect with it.
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I found this book a bit confusing at times. The premise is really unique but I wish it was easier to understand. The characters are relatable and I really enjoyed reading their journey.
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I will not be providing a review for this novel at this time, but I thoroughly thank the publisher for the ability to read the novel before the publication date.
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I really wanted to like “Zero Repeat Forever.”  It has so much that I love: aliens, survivalism, nightmare-inducing scenarios.  Unfortunately, it fell very flat.  The chapters featuring Raven seemed to drag on in an effort to make the “forever” in the title seem literal.  I also did not find her character likable at all.  The only redeeming parts of the book were Eighth and diversity.  I can’t recommend it to even the biggest of alien invasion fans.
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I greatly apologize to NetGalley, the author, and publisher but due to moving I was unable to read and review this book in time, I do hope to still read and review it though on my own, I still think it sounds amazing and hope to get to it soon! thank you so much for the opportunity though! 
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Zero Repeat Forever is one of those books that takes a little while to really get going. I want to tell you that up front because if you ever decide to read this book you need to know not to give up.Trust me when I say that the book starts off slower for a reason and as you learn more about the characters, their world, and their struggles it makes a lot of sense for the story. The pacing picks up a lot as the story moves along. By the midway point everything comes together in a big way and the pace picks up from there.

Your patience really will pay off!

But let’s talk a bit more about Zero Repeat Forever.

The book follows two main characters: a rebellious teenager named Raven and an...

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***4.5 STARS***

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Zero Repeat Forever is THE book that demanded patience of me in return for a nice pay-off. Slow paced yet instantly addictive, I couldn’t quit this book. The story follows Raven, her boyfriend Tucker, his twin brother Topher, and a few other friends who were sent away to Summer Camp after getting into some trouble back home. While away, planet Earth is invaded by the Nahx aka alien forces. The killings begin and don’t show any sign of stopping. Humans are hit with darts that turn their veins black & rob them of life. Raven & her friends were informed to stay in place until they can be rescued however, that seems less likely with each passing hour. Opting...

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"Maybe the world will end, he signs. Maybe the sky will fall... Maybe snowflakes will rise and time will stop moving."



I have mixed emotions on this one, probably would've only given it 3 stars if the last 1/4 hadn't made me want to read the next one. I was expecting Defy the Stars meets the post-apocalyptic setting of Angelfall , something along the lines of "alien/other boy no one thinks could possibly be capable of human emotion is teamed up with supposed enemy who is a badass girl trying to save everyone"... But that's not what I got. I partially blame the misleading synopsis for my disappointment on that front.

Okay, to be fair, the synopsis was...

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Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for this review copy in exchange for an honest review.

The pitch for this is Beauty and the Beast meets The Fifth Wave. I liked one more than the other but was still an optimist about reading this because with life happening I needed a fun escape. I liked this take on aliens and mythology (I've read enough alien fiction in my teens since Roswell to have a grasp of what's new or not and what's been done before), that I hadn't considered and I liked the authors take on aliens for Nahx. Raven, the main character was a tad all over the place (maybe it was the pacing of the novel) but I did enjoy the originality of the novel and how...

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Sadly, about 15% in, I had to stop reading. The only reason I got that far was pure obligation. The structure and narrative voices didn't do anything for me and I wasn't that curious about what was going on or what would happen.
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For some reason, I thought that Zero Repeat Forever would be a fast-paced action-filled science fiction adventure. It was a low slower than I had expected but I loved how the author delved into the inner turmoil of both Eighth and Raven, exploring how the invasion affected both of them. There is still some action but it takes backseat to the emotional journey of the characters. This riveting series debut ends with a bang. There are just enough unanswered questions that readers will be anxiously awaiting the second installment.

Zero Repeat Forever begins as the alien, or Nahx, invasion begins. The invasion is utterly brutal and essentially happens overnight. Raven, her boyfriend Tucker, and...

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Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast

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This book was provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This review edition is an ARC and may differ from the final edition.

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I have given Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast a ☆☆☆ rating. It is Book 1 of The Nahx Invasions series. It belongs to the Young Adult Fantasy genre with some Romance, Science Fiction and Retelling elements. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers publishes it. It was published August 29th, 2017.
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Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast is a contemporary sci-fi told from the perspective of Raven and Eighth. A nameless faceless force has come from the skies. Humanity doesn't know what hit them. 

"Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall." is Eighth's directive, and from the perspective of humanity, that is what all the invaders, the Nahx are doing. Raven is a troublemaker, a delinquent whose acting out has gotten her and her friends in trouble. To keep her, and their, records clear they are given the opportunity to volunteer as camp counselors for younger kids. The Nahx invade while she, her friends, and the other counselors are doing outdoor training in...

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I loved this book. I loved the alternating perspectives of August and Raven. I loved that it was set in Canada- which obviously first hand knowledge of the landscape and people. This book made my heart sing. I have spoken to so many of my followers and my literary candle customers about this book. The hype alone surrounding this book is phenomenal. 4 Stars. Amazing.
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WELL THEN...

There were many times I wanted to drop this book. The concept itself is interesting: the planet is being attack by overly powerful beings and no one knows why and no one can stop them. I'm totally down for trying that out... until it seems hopeless and slow.
The pacing was so very slow for me (personal problem, I know). At 20 pages in, I was done, BUT I've DNF'd many books this year, so I thought I should try to persevere!

It was so slow and I had no idea where it was going -- "weren't they supposed to meet?" I kept asking myself. Then "what was the point of them meeting?" and "Oh, this isn't the end? WAIT, this is a...

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Though the story moves slowly (and I mean VERY slowly), it's a slow pace that I can appreciate because it forced me to devour the story more wholly, which caused me to enjoy it so much more that I would have. Prendergast's writing is truly incredible, and she did such an amazing job not only building the world, but creating the characters. Raven is such a bad ass POC, and I really think more books need characters like her. Throughout the entire book I just wanted to reach through the pages and give Eighth a hug. Both main character's were so heartbreakingly real, and I truly loved that their relationship wasn't always sunshine and daisies because that added another layer...

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To be honest, at this point I could barely get through the first couple pages. The synopsis sounded really good but I just kept putting it down.
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Eighth has no voice or name, only an offside who it is his duty to protect. When a human kills her the directives that hum in his mind loose their power... Sixteen year-old Raven is away at court mandated summer camp where the outdoors life is meant to get her head on straight. Instead the armored Nahx invade and they are left with the instructions to "shelter in place." Everything changes when Raven's boyfriend is killed by a Nahx. Thrown together when a mission goes wrong Raven must learn to trust the enemy or risk her survival.

The title totally drew me in and I was NOT disappointed!! The cover was really intriguing to me because I wondered at the stark black cover with...

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