Day Zero by Kresley Cole

Posted August 1, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Day Zero by Kresley ColeDay Zero by Kresley Cole
Series: The Arcana Chronicles #3.5
Published by Valkyrie Press on August 1st 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 174
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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four-stars

Arcana means secrets, and these Arcana Chronicles short stories from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole are filled with them. Experience firsthand the beginning of the end and behold the apocalypse through the eyes of characters you only thought you knew.

Ashes to ashes . . .
Evie Greene's story of the Flash is just one of many. All over the world, those connected in some way to the lethal Arcana game--like Death, Jack, and Fortune--must first survive a horrifying night of blood and screams.

We all fall down.
Some will have to grapple with new powers; all will be damned to a hellish new existence of plague, brutality, desolation, and cannibalism. Find out who they lost, why they endure, and what they sacrificed in order to live past Day Zero. . . .

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I love the letter at the front of Day Zero from Cole that involves a SPOILER WARNING.

…This companion is intended for those who have already read Poison Princess, Endless Knight, and Dead of Winter.  

She says she cannot deny nor confirm something that fans of the series have been speculating about one of the characters. I won’t say what that is so that I don’t spoil anyone reading this review that has not started the series yet. I just wanted to let you know what Day Zero should not be read as a prequel!

I had no idea that Day Zero was a companion guide to the Arcana Chronicles. I thought it was just a novella giving us the story from other characters’ POVs. But it’s both actually. We get info about the major arcana and snippets from some their POVs on Day Zero on the Flash. I really enjoyed getting these looks into some of the other characters and where they were when it all started.

If you’re like me and wish you had the time to do a reread of the series before Arcana Rising comes out (August 15th!) but don’t, reading Day Zero is a great way to remind yourself of the secondary characters and learn something new about them while getting a sense of the how they got called into the game.

 

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” .

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One response to “Day Zero by Kresley Cole

  1. Nice! I’m hoping to read this one soon! I just haven’t had time yet since I got it over the weekend! LOL! Love this series so glad to hear this one can kind of recap who’s who! Heehee! Nice review!