YES! YES! YES! I had been eagerly awaiting the third instalment of The Hatching series since last year when I read Skitter last year. Seeing the spiders hatch, take over and seeing the apocalypse on the horizon, I couldn’t wait to watch the United States go to war against the queen spiders; Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone had arrived!! Truthfully, if anyone had told me that I would be anticipating a book about killer spiders, I would have looked at them like they were crazy. But, alas, here we are!
One of my favourite things about the writing style of Boone is his ability to take tons of characters, both major and minor, and blend them effortlessly together. All characters are fully developed and each with their own POV. This could end up being confusing the Boone’s execution is brilliant and it ends up adding continuous layers to the plot.
Another fast paced, action packed novel that had me up late into the night and my eyes glued to the pages, but, I have to say, I feel like the ending was a little lacklustre for me. I think I wanted a big SHABANG at the end and it turned out to be a little bit meh. Mind you, this was a trilogy, so I knew it had to come to an end but I wish there would have been a bit more development so the ending could have been drawn out a little more.
I know I will read anything that Boone publishes in the future and cannot wait to see what he will come up with next!
Thanks to the author, the publisher and Netgalley for a copy of this novel; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review.
Of course, Chandra and Jessica gave this one a read with me! In fact, the first book in this series, The Hatching, was one of the first books that Chandra and I read together!
Keep reading to see what Chandra and Jessica thought of this one!
What Jessica Thought:
What’s more terrifying than millions of spiders? Well, those millions of spiders working as one under their queens. While the government is trying to find a way to avoid the apocalypse they are running out of options. Professor Guyer’s theory is one of the few they have to go on – kill only the queens.
With issues within the government and opposing thoughts on how to handle this epidemic, they’re forced to leave and try to save themselves. Who is the bigger threat to the world? The spiders or the humans unwilling to work together to save it?
I highly recommend reading books one and two (The Hatching and The Skittering) before reading ZERO DAY. Things will make a lot more sense and you’ll remain sufficiently creeped out. No lie, the whole time reading this and even typing this review I have that creepy-crawly feeling and keep swatting at my arms and legs. This is a great suspense series and you’ll find yourself immersed in these spiders – not literally, thank god!
I give this one 4/5 stars!