Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti


The Zeroes, a group of teens born with unexplained special abilities, formed in order to test and hone their unique powers. However, what should have been a band of superhero friends soon turns ugly when the darker side of their powers takes control. After the group splits, one member, Scam, finds himself in a sticky situation. His superpower voice landed him with a bag full of gang money and entangled him in a bank robbery. Will his friends band together again to save him? And what will they do about the new girl Scam meets in the robbery, one with a power none of them has seen before?

Think “super friends”, but with completely original superpowers. For example, Scam can use a very persuasive voice without even trying (it literally just flows out of his mouth) and Flicker is blind but can see out of other people’s eyes. It’s so cool. Mix in some friendship drama, a bank robbery, and a couple of rescue missions and you have the plot of this book. Though it took a bit to pick up, this was a great read. The plot moves SO quickly and there are some pretty cool twists at the end. I feel like there are infinite possibilities for future books in this series, so stay tuned if you like this one. I’m definitely excited for the story to continue!

Rating: 4/5 

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