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