ARC Review + Giveaway: Day Zero by Kresley Cole

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ARC Review + Giveaway: Day Zero by Kresley Cole
Day Zero

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: August 1st 2016
Series: The Arcana Chronicles #3.5

Recommended Read!

“Fans of the Arcana Chronicles, this should be a no brainer for you.  You MUST pick this up and read.”
~ Under the Covers

Fans of the Arcana Chronicles, this should be a no brainer for you.  You MUST pick this up and read.  Day Zero is just the teaser you need to leave you wanting more Arcana.  Good thing we don’t have long to wait for more.  If you haven’t started the series, I don’t recommend that you start here.  I think it’s really enjoyable after you’ve met all the Arcana players to go back and get a different perspective on each one.  So read in the order the stories are published!

That being said… DAY ZERO is exactly what it sounds.  It’s a collection of stories told from the point of view of most of the Arcana players about exactly what they were doing, who they were and what they knew about the game when the Flash happened.  Going back to Day Zero.  It was sooooo interesting to see things from their perspectives, even if some of them have been put in certain situations throughout the game and they are the farthest from where they were at at Day Zero.

Another thing this book did…it’s left me DYING for the next book.  Dying I tell you!  There is something so unique about this world that immediately sucks me in and I never want to come up for air.  And a big part of that are our main love interests.  Can I just say…. I’m so confused.  When I started reading Dead of Winter I was so sure I knew what I wanted, then that book happened.  And by the end (especially that very last scene in the book) I was torn.  TORN!  I thought it was so simple.  Then it wasn’t.  And then this novella comes out and I see small glimpses from both sides that have left me even more confused.  So there, I’m Team Undecided.  Now give me the next book so I can find out what happens next.   Because I need it in my greedy paws immediately.

If this review didn’t make any sense to you, I suggest you start with book 1.  Don’t be fooled by the fact this is a YA series.  Kresley Cole has an intense style to her writing that has translated very well into this unique world where tarot cards are actually people, and they have powers, and they are trying to kill each other in a game to the death.  And that game has repeated itself through many reincarnations until the one we are left with now.  Read it and become obsessed like I am.  You still have time to catch up before the next one comes out.




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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.


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Viki S.

If this one is like other Kresley’s books it will be a fantastic read :).


Glad there isn’t much time between day zero and the next book

Dawn Dalrymple

Looks like another great book!

Darynda Jones

Oh wow what a great giveaway! I listened to this and the narrator is FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for the review, too!


I love this series


Looking forward to reading this series…thanks for the review Francesca

Nancy Jones

I love Kresley’s books.


I hope the narrator captures Ms. Duke’s unique writing style and the characters of the book. And thanks for the heads up about the reading order. Nice to know about that.


Such an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

jodi marinich

book sounds great


It’s great to know what happened to each arcana’s character before flash. It’s personally POV

Laura Lovejoy- Brunk

I havent read this series but i want too.YA or not, i love Kesley’s books.

Amy R

Thanks for the review, it sounds really good.

Irma Jurejevčič

I’ve only read Kresley’s historical romances so far and I do love her style of writing. And hearing that this book left you dying for another – I want some now 🙂


Thanks so much for the review. Kresley is one of my favorite authors and I always have her on my TBR list. After reading this, I’m even more excited to pick up this one.

Jamie Martin

I’ve read all four already, I NEED this one.


I’m a huge fan of Kresley Cole and I don’t know why I haven’t read any of the Arcana Cronicles yet. That’s actually a good thing because now I have an entire series to lock into and marathon. I wasn’t sure what the premise was until your review of Day Zero, now I can’t wait to dig in.