Zero by Morgan Dark

Zero by Morgan Dark
Series: Zero #1
on June 28, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 378
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
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I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A baffling robber.A mystery hidden for years.And an elite boarding school where no one is who they say they are.Kyle Bradford is the envy of Drayton College, but everything takes a turn when a dangerous shadow, hidden in the darkness, starts to stalk him. From then on, his life falls apart. Unjustly accused of being the main suspect behind the robberies terrifying high society, he is forced to prove his innocence. And to do so, he has to find the real culprit: Zero, an infallible criminal who keeps his identity hidden under a silver mask. What Kyle does not know is that his enemy is keeping a secret. A secret he would sacrifice everything for.A dizzying, heart-stopping thriller you won’t be able to put down.


I was approached by publisher Rubiños about this fantastic book called Zero by Morgan Dark that was just being released in English after being wildly successful in Spanish. With such a mysterious premise, and an author who is an American of Spanish heritage, I needed to give it a try. I am SO GRATEFUL I DID! Zero has got to be one of the most unique YA novels I have read in a very long time!

The start was a bit rocky. It felt cliche. All I could think was oh no, typical YA rich kid Gossip Girl type book where main character would turn into an amazing hero to stop villain Zero. I could not be more wrong. This book was so involved and well thought out, I am amazed by Morgan Dark’s foresight and planning. Once you finish Zero, you finally you realize how many small pieces fit into place, making the ending one that is extremely satisfying. It is an earned ending, and believable.

Character development may at first seem shallow, but the deeper you get into the book, the more you learn. You get hooked and want to find out more about why these characters do what they do and how I went from not really caring about Kyle, to becoming so intrigued and invested, I could not put the book down until I finished it. I want to say more about the “secondary” characters that also made an amazing impression on me, but I can’t without spoiling the entire book.

Zero by Morgan Dark is seriously a fantastic YA novel that is unlike any other on the market. If you’re looking to read something new and exciting, definitely pick it up! It is great to see an author actually respect their readers enough to give them a novel that forces them to think and piece things together, instead of simply following a typical and predictable YA trope.


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