Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 9 to 12
The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world.
He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.
Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.
Until a human kills her…
Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have?
Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.
Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…
About the author
G.S. Prendergast is the author of the award-winning and multi-nominated young adult novels in verse, Audacious and Capricious. Zero Repeat Forever won the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. She lives in Canada with her family. Connect with her on Twitter @GabrielleSaraP.
“Teens will love the pace and dialogue. As Raven and Eighth find themselves on an intersecting path, readers will be sucked into humanity’s struggle to survive and the Nahx’s all too focused efforts to ensure that it doesn’t. VERDICT: A first purchase for teen collections.”
School Library Journal
“A powerful story that will force you to rethink how we view war and how we define humanity. I couldn’t put this book down!”
Holly Bodger, acclaimed author of 5 to 1
“Detailed settings and swift action make this novel an edge-of-your-seat page-turner.”
“Prendergast is a talented sci-fi writer—her world building is impeccable, her character development is complex, and her pacing is spot on.”
Quill & Quire
“A taut page-turner with a strange and surprising love story at its core, Zero Repeat Forever will capture every reader who dares to pick it up.”
Lena Coakley, bestselling author of Worlds of Ink and Shadow