Zero Day by Jan Gangsei

zero dayTJ Burns — March 19, 2016


Thrilling, well-written, and suspenseful, Zero Game pulled me right into the drama and kept me guessing at every turn.

Ms. Gangsei gave me just enough tidbits of information that I could make some educated guesses, but not enough for the story to become in any way predictable.

Addie is likable and interesting — I felt for her and sympathized with her and the ordeal she went through. I really liked Darrow, caring, brave, sensitive, loyal — he is almost too good to be true, as far as teenage boys are concerned. Harper is a fun, loyal, and likable friend — I’d like to see more of her. Christina, the secret service agent assigned to protect Addie, adds spunk, intelligence, ambition, and bravery to the mix.

I was hoping that Addie, Darrow, Harper, Christina, and maybe even Elinor and Mikey could team up to take down Cyberus (maybe in the sequel?).

It is interesting to have the story told from so many viewpoints — almost like an action film that jumps from scene to scene: cut to the next day, cut across town, cut to the same scene, but focus in on a different character. Short scenes told from different perspectives add effectively to the dramatic effect and suspense.

I have many unanswered questions. I would have liked to know more about Elinor and what makes her tick. Why did Karl kidnap Addie if she is not his daughter? (Or didn’t he know?) You’d think with all Karl’s technical smarts, he could have done a DNA or even a blood test sometime during the 8 years he had her. What are Karl’s real motives and plans? Why?

Zero Day is a gripping and exciting story that kept me on my toes and kept me guessing until the very last scene.


Published January 12th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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