By: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: 23 Sep 2015
ISBN: 9781925266955


Don't call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. Ethan aka Scam has a voice inside him that'll say whatever people want to hear, whether it's true or not.

Which is handy, except when it isn't - like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren't exactly best friends these days. Enter Nate, aka Bellwether, the group's 'glorious leader.' After Scam's SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together.

But when the rescue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. At the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases. Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening instalment of a thrilling new series.


A tale of six extraordinary teenagers, robbery and a stolen bag of money.

These are no ordinary teenagers - they all have superpowers. Superpowers that they can’t always control properly. What could possibly go wrong?

Written by three wonderful authors Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti, the Zeroes are real people with real lives and extraordinary powers and problems.

Together they have a much better chance of helping each other.

Enthralling and action packed, this is a perfect read for those in Year 9 and up. I hope the next book is not too far away!

Reviewed by Michelle