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X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti in the second book of an explosive new trilogy about a group of teens with amazing abilities.They thought they'd already faced their toughest fight. But there's no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes. These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they're trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground. But the quiet doesn't last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister. Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzz—is she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crash's conscience—and her heart—get a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwether's glorious-leader mojo deserts him. Who's left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781481443418
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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JCLChrisK Nov 02, 2018

Born with super strength? Yeah, you can probably figure it out pretty easily. Super speed? Invisibility? Flight? Easy to figure out, just like most of the standard, familiar super powers from superhero stories. But the Zeroes? Their powers are something different. Things like forgetability--no one remembers Anonymous, not even his parents, who accidentally abandoned him in the hospital as a young teen. Or "the Voice," Scam's ability to let his words get him whatever he wants through manipulation, a power he can only vaguely guide when it takes over his mouth and always causes more harm than he intends. These six teens have social powers, for the most part, that are hard to understand and harder to use effectively.

The Zeroes spent the first book learning about themselves. In this second book they discover they are not alone and begin learning about others with similar powers--one of whom wants to kill them all and may just be strong enough to do so. Plus everything they do continues to attract the attention of the media and police. This is another entry with plenty of excitement and action combined with identity, angst, and relationships issues. Challenges that might just mean the end of the Zeroes (warning: it's hard to know from the cliffhanger ending).

sarahbru17 Jul 03, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 10/10
GREAT sequel to a wonderful first book. We got even more into the nitty-gritty and dark side of things, and I loved every twist. Can't WAIT for the conclusion!!

Jan 03, 2017

Definitely didn't like this book as much as the first. It was a slow build, and some parts were seriously morbid. The last quarter was good, with a cliff hanger ending.

Nov 08, 2016

Ya I couldn't finish this book. After the first book, I was really excited to see how much farther the author could push the concept, but I was really disappointed. All this book delivered was whiny teenagers with meaningless abilities that could only create parties. I found it unoriginal, boring and one dimensional.

Nov 03, 2016

They thought they’d already faced their biggest fight, but they were wrong. Following six teens with different superpowers. They think everything is going good; their nightclub is finally coming together and its been awhile since they have been in a fight. But when two strangers come to town everything that was going good now isn't.
This is the second book in Scott Westerfeld’s series “Zeroes” and I loved it just as much as the first! There's something really unique about this series that really makes you want to read every last word. You get to experience everything from all six characters because each chapter is told by a different Zero. The ending in this one really shocked me and I cant wait to read the last book. Rating 4 out of 5 stars.
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

JCLJoshN Oct 17, 2016

I love superheroes with weird powers, I love teen drama, I love exciting plots, and I love creepy bad guys, and Swarm has this all in spades. A terrific sequel to Zeroes. But the way this one ended, I need the next book in the series RIGHT NOW.


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