Title: Day Zero
Series: The Arcana Chronicles #3.5
Author: Kresley Cole
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy
Synopsis: Arcana means secrets, and these Arcana Chronicles short stories from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole are filled with them. Experience firsthand the beginning of the end and behold the apocalypse through the eyes of characters you only thought you knew.
Ashes to ashes . . .
Evie Greene’s story of the Flash is just one of many. All over the world, those connected in some way to the lethal Arcana game—like Death, Jack, and Fortune—must first survive a horrifying night of blood and screams.
We all fall down.
Some will have to grapple with new powers; all will be damned to a hellish new existence of plague, brutality, desolation, and cannibalism. Find out who they lost, why they endure, and what they sacrificed in order to live past Day Zero. . . .
Pages/Hours: 174 pages
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Tags: Short stories, multiple points of view
Review: This was really interesting. We get a lot of background information and insight into the other characters that we wouldn’t get in the main books since we follow Evie. It isn’t necessary to read to enjoy the series and some elements may be considered spoilerish since she introduces characters here that haven’t been introduced in the main books yet. I loved learning more about my favourite characters though especially about what was happening with Jack after the Flash.