Zeroes (Paperback)

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Bookseller: Zazu
Title: Zeroes



At first it was their joke, these kids with "powers"- things they could do, but couldn't explain, things that were a big deal... but not really in a good way. They're not superheroes, they're not bad guys or good guys, and the things they can do... do they cause more harm than good by using them? They're not heroes... they're just "zeroes".

At least, that what's they think- until one of their own lands in deep, deep trouble. Can they pool their resources to help each other- without hurting anyone else??

If you liked Steelheart, you'll love this (and vice versa). Thanks, Westerfeld for another awesome story with realistic characters, and a great touch of mystery... can't wait for their next adventure!!

— From Zazu's Past Picks 2


X-Men meets Marissa Meyer’s Renegades when New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti for this explosive trilogy filled with “cinematic nonstop action,” (Booklist) about six teens with unique abilities.

Don’t call them heroes.

But these six California teens have powers that set them apart.

Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He’s got a voice inside him that’ll say whatever you 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, a.k.a. 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 installment of a thrilling new series.

About the Author

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, the worldwide bestselling Uglies series, The Last DaysPeepsSo Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.

Margo Lanagan has been publishing stories for children, young adults and adult readers for twenty-five years. She has won numerous awards, including four World Fantasy Awards. Two of her books have been Michael L. Printz Honor books and she has been shortlisted for the Hugo and Nebula awards and for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the young adult division. Visit Margo at her blog,, or follow her on Twitter at @MargoLanagan.

Deborah Biancotti has written two short story collections, Bad Power and A Book of Endings. She’s been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award and the William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book. You can find her online at or on Twitter at @Deborah_B.

Praise For…

“Fresh and original superpowered abilities.”
— School Library Journal, starred review

“Intriguing protagonists and cinematic powers.”
— Kirkus

“With action, romance, and thorny ethical questions, it’s a book with a little something for everyone.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Cinematic, nonstop action”
— Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781481443371
ISBN-10: 1481443372
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Zeroes