Monday Wishlist: ZEROES by Margo Lanagan, Scott Westerfeld, and Deborah Biancotti

So excited to talk about this next book. I’m seriously starting to really wonder if the new burst of Marvel, DC (et al.) superheroes on the big screen is translating to more enthusiasm among readers and writers. I mean, we’re ALL salivating over that stuff, let’s be real. Well, here’s the next book coming down the YA pipe:

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Description, from Tor.com:

The Millennials at the center of Zeroes share an auspicious birthday, which has blessed each one with a superhuman ability that makes their individual lives more interesting. But judging from the synopsis, it sounds as if they’re going to learn that there’s strength in numbers:

Who are the Zeroes? There’s Ethan, aka Scam, who’s got a voice inside him that’ll say anything you want to hear, whether it’s true or not. There’s Chizara, aka Crash, who can bring technology to its knees; Riley, aka Flicker, who can see through anyone’s eyes but her own; Thibault, aka Anonymous, who’s out of sight, out of mind; Nataniel, aka Bellwether, who can focus any crowd’s energy on a single goal; and Kelsie, who can amp up or damp down a mob’s emotions. They were all born in the year 2000, and live in Cambria, California. Their abilities make them anything but heroes—until a high stakes crisis changes everything.

The premise sounds amazing and a whole lot of fun. Come on, who doesn’t want to kick some ass and save some lives? There’s so much you can do within the genre – the field’s wide open, really, as long as people have the creativity and vision 😀 And of course, I’m a big fan of Scott Westerfeld, so I’m excited to see what he can do for the genre!

Put it on your to read list!

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