by Kresley Cole
Published by Valkyrie Press on August 1, 2016
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal
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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. . . .
Day Zero is a must read for Arcana Chronicles fans. This was amazing!
You must read the previous books in The Arcana Chronicles series to fully understand this novella. I don’t want to have spoilers so this review is really short. Day Zero is a compellation of the Arcana characters firsthand experiences of the Flash (aka the apocalypse). I loved that author Kresley Cole gave fans a chance to see how the characters lived before the Arcana game. Most of the players had no clue of their destiny so it was interesting to see them as normal young adults before the Flash. It was also heartbreaking to learn about the loved ones they lost and now I understand where they found their strength to survive. While reading the previous books I was torn between who Evie should choose, Jack or Aric. But after reading Jack’s story I’ve finally decided I’m Team Jack! The cliffhanger ending made me crazy and I am reading Arcana Rising now, ignoring the other books on my TBR that I should be reading.
Even though this was short it has the romance, action and suspense that I’ve grown to expect from Kresley Cole. I was only disappointed with the cliffhanger ending, but that is a great way to sell more books. I highly recommend paranormal fans read this series.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2016 New Release Challenge