I won Zero Repeat Forever in a Goodreads giveaway! I’d never heard of it before entering the contest, but I thought the summary was pretty interesting. And it’s Canadian!
He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind. Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall. His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting. Until a human kills her…
Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance. Shelter in place. Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have? Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.
Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other… – Goodreads
Zero Repeat Forever is a really unique bit of dystopian science fiction. It’s gritty and dark, with well written and complex central characters. The rest of the characters are a bit flat, but it doesn’t take away from the story much. While the pacing can be slow at times, the overall story arc is strong, and it has a hell of a cliffhanger. I’m eagerly anticipating the sequel.