Mini Book Review – Day Zero

Posted September 13, 2016 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

Mini Book Review – Day ZeroDay Zero Series: The Arcana Chronicles #3.5
by Kresley Cole
Published by Valkyrie Press on August 1, 2016
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal
Pages: 180
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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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.

Rating Report
Overall: five-stars

About Kresley Cole

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

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.

Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures--ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie--that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.

In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2016 New Release Challenge


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