Nexus by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti
Zeroes bk 3. Allen and Unwin, 2017, ISBN 9781925267259
(Age: 14+) Highly recommended. These three outstanding authors have done it again. Nexus is a thrilling end to the series and will be welcomed by all who enjoyed the first two books in the series, Zeroes and Swarm.
As the publisher states on the back cover:
"The Zeroes are in disarray.
One of them has vanished into thin air.
One of them is in prison.
The rest of them are on the most-wanted list.
And something big is brewing."
The reader is taken on a roller coaster ride as the Zeroes go on the run from the FBI, who have a teenager with a superpower that could put them all out of action. Sonia Sonic reappears and leads them to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, where the power of the crowd could lead to a massive misuse of power. It is up to the Zeroes to use their powers for good.
I held my breath the whole way through Nexus as the team came to grips with their powers and what they wanted to do with them. I spent the whole book trying to work out how it could be finished and I was surprised and thrilled with the very clever and exciting conclusion.
This is a great series that will grab the reader's attention and is well worth reading. The books would be better read in their order and are sure to be enjoyed by those who enjoyed action packed adventure and the deeds of superheroes.