Zero Day Review

Posted March 7, 2018 by Berls in Review / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Zero Day ReviewZero Day by Jan Gangsei
Narrator: Andi Arndt
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 12th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Suspense
Pages: 368
Length: 9 hours 26 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher

Eight years ago, Addie Webster was the victim of the most notorious kidnapping of the decade. Addie vanished—and her high-profile parents were forced to move on.

Mark Webster is now president of the United States, fighting to keep the Oval Office after a tumultuous first term. Then, the unthinkable happens: the president’s daughter resurfaces. Addie is brought back into her family’s fold…but who is this sixteen-year-old girl with a quiet, burning intelligence now living in the White House? There are those in the administration who find her timely return suspicious.

When a national security advisor approaches Darrow Fergusson, Addie’s childhood best friend and the son of the president’s chief of staff, he doesn’t know what to think. How could the girl he’s missed for all these years be a threat to the United States? Still, at the risk of having his own secrets exposed, Darrow agrees to spy on Addie.

He soon realizes that his old friend is much more than the traumatized victim of a political fringe group. Addie has come with a mission…but will she choose to complete it?

I enjoyed Zero Day – I think it was definitely a good thing that the politics were so minor, since I’m feeling very political these days!

What Worked:

  • characters – loved Adie and felt like the portrayal of her brainwashing was fairly well done. I liked the difficulty she had trusting her parents or believing in them.
  • I like the narration a lot

What could have worked better:

  • I think it required a lot of belief in situations I just can’t see going through. President’s daughter returned mysteriously and without any harm and there’s only one person who doesn’t trust that?
  • The school situation was weird. Quaker school? For political kids? Really? (maybe that’s been real in the past, but wow it felt weird!)
  • Her mom spent years creating this program and Adie can change it in one night? If she’s so good – why do they need her to steal it? Why can’t she just write it too? And since when are so many people skilled hackers? Geez!
  • It’s left open for a book 2 but for me this should have been a stand alone… I don’t see wanting to keep going, even if I did enjoy it.

3 stars Just Okay

Even though Berls loved the characters, Zero Day didn't quite hit the mark for Berls. 3/5 stars! Click To Tweet

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4 responses to “Zero Day Review

  1. Ash

    I wanted to read this book so bad! I probably still will, hopefully I like it better than Just okay. 🙂

  2. Hmm…I got this book in a bookbox gift. I haven’t read it yet obviously and I’m thinking I’m okay with having put it off. Maybe I’ll get around to it eventually. I’m glad you were able to enjoy it overall even if there were things that could have worked better. 😉 A Quaker school? Hmm…
    Happy Wednesday, my friend!! {{{big hugs}}}