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Zeroes : Zeroes : Book 1 - Scott Westerfeld

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Published: 1st October 2015
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Introducing Zeroes - featuring six unique superheroes, one bag of stolen drug money, one bungled bank robbery and a whole heap of trouble. All adding up to one outstanding YA series by three extraordinary writers.

Don't call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart.

Ethan aka Scam has a voice inside him that'll say whatever people want to hear, whether it's true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn't - like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren't exactly best friends these days.

Enter Nate, aka Bellwether, the group's 'glorious leader.' After Scam's SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the rescue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. At the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases.

Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening instalment of a thrilling new series.

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Zeroes:

    Great read, it draws you in and when you look up you don't realise how much time has past.

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    Margo Lanagan

    Margo Lanagan is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Her collections of short stories have garnered many awards, nominations and shortlistings.

    Black Juice was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, won two World Fantasy Awards and the Victorian Premier's Award for Young Adult Fiction. Red Spikes won the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Horn Book Fanfare title, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her novel Tender Morsels won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Margo lives in Sydney.

    Visit Margo Lanagan's Booktopia Author Page


    Scott Westerfeld

    Scott Westerfeld - In his own words...

    I’m the author of five science fiction novels for adults. I’ve also been an occasional ghost writer, which is like driving someone else’s car really, really fast for lots of money. (I could tell you what famous authors I ghost-wrote for, but then I’d have to kill you.) In my artsy days, I wrote music for artsy downtown New York dancers, some of which sounds like this.

    I have written three sets of books for young adults. The first is called Midnighters, a tale of five teenagers born on the stroke of midnight, for whom time freezes every night, revealing a dark and terrible hidden world. All three books are out now.

    My other trilogy is Uglies, set in a future where cosmetic surgery is compulsory when you turn 16, making everyone beautiful. Of course, there are some people who want to keep their own faces . . . but they’re not allowed. All three books—Uglies, Pretties and Specials—are out now. A companion novel to the trilogy, Extras, came out in October 2007.

    My third set of books is three stand-alone novels from Razorbill, all set in contemporary New York. The first is So Yesterday, about a cool hunter who runs afoul of a plot to end consumerism. The second is called Peeps, a "vampire" novel. The third is The Last Days, set in the same world as Peeps, which is also out now.

    I was born in Texas, and split my time between New York City and Sydney, Australia. (I have more frequent flyer miles than you do.) You can read many personal details of my life on my blog.

    Scott Facts

    Born: May 5, 1963
    Dallas, Texas, USA

    Family: Pamela, mother, from West, Texas
    Lloyd, father, from Crawford, Texas (the same town where George W. Bush bought his fake ranch in 2000)
    Wendy and Jackie, sisters (both older)

    Married writer Justine Larbalestier in 2001.
    No kids; no plans for kids.

    We split our time between Sydney, Australia and New York City. (Summers only, thank you.)

    Grew up in Texas, California, Connecticut
    My dad was a computer programmer in the 1960s-70s, when computers were as big as a house and came with a bunch of people to make them do stuff. He worked for Univac in its various forms, and we lived in Houston for the Apollo missions, in California for Boeing, and Connecticut for submarines, etc.

    Education: Arts Magnet High School, Dallas, Texas
    Vassar Philosophy BA in 1985
    New York University, graduate work in Performance Studies 1987-8

    Favourites
    Writer: Samuel R. Delany
    Book: I don’t know, okay? There are millions of them, you know.
    But as a kid: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
    Movie: Not as many as books, but I still don’t know. I think these kinds of questions are silly.

    Jobs held
    factory worker (making lead soldiers!)
    substitute teacher
    textbook editor
    software designer
    ghostwriter

    Six Interesting Facts
    1. I just bought a telescope (80mm primary)
    2. I am a vegetarian (for family reasons, mostly)
    3. My book So Yesterday has been translated into Slovene.
    4. Languages studied: Japanese, Spanish, and Latin. Languages fluent in: English.
    5. Justine and I are bisummeral, moving between the hemispheres to avoid the deadly scourge of winter.
    6. I never wear jeans. Never!

    Sports
    Basketball—we have season tickets to the WNBA’s Liberty, second row
    Cricket—newly discovered in Australia
    Tennis—played semi-competently, but not often enough

    Food
    Mexican and Thai are my favourite
    Italian is also quite excellent
    Tetsuya’s is my favourite restaurant in Sydney, indeed, in the world
    Otto is my current fave in NYC
    Favourite meal: breakfast
    Breakfast places of note
    Sydney: Hopscotch, Single Origin
    Dunedin: Bean Scene
    New York: La Palapa, Counter
    San Miguel de Allende: Nirvana


    For more info visit Scott Westerfeld's blog- CLICK HERE


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    Visit Scott Westerfeld's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9781925266955
    ISBN-10: 1925266958
    Series: ZEROES
    Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
    For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 496
    Published: 1st October 2015
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3