Book Review: Day Zero (Day Zero Duology #1) by Kelly DeVos #BookReview #DayZero #YoungAdult

Day Zero (Day Zero Duology #1)

by Kelly DeVos

My review:

This book turned out to be great. It literally had me on the edge of my seat!

The main character is Jinx Marshall. She’s like any other typical teenager and enjoys her junk food and playing video games after school. What makes her different is that she’s the daughter of a genius: her father who is a survivalist and has spent years preparing her for doomsday.

After an explosion puts her in danger along with a few members of her family, she’s trapped in a burning building and all the survival skills her father taught her will finally get put to good use. Jinx discovers that her father is said to be the cause of all of this, and now she’s on the run with her siblings trying to survive, while simultaneously struggling to uncover the truth.

This book is twisty and I came close to reading it in one sitting. The characters were well-developed and I was totally invested in these kids from start to finish. Jinx is a fighter and ended up becoming my favorite character. Despite the politics (which I normally try to avoid), this turned out to be an enjoyable, thrilling adventure that was never predictable. There were some far-fetched parts in the book, but it didn’t bother me that much because it’s set in the near-future and dystopian in nature.

I have no doubt I’ll be reading more books by this author in the future and can’t wait to see what happens next.


I won this book in a giveaway and would like to thank the author and publisher for sharing it with me. This is my own, honest review of the book.

Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon:

  • Series: Day Zero Duology (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Inkyard Press; Original edition (November 12, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1335008489
  • ISBN-13: 978-1335008480

From Goodreads:

If you’re going through hell…keep going.

Seventeen-year-old coder Jinx Marshall grew up spending weekends drilling with her paranoid dad for a doomsday she’s sure will never come. She’s an expert on self-heating meal rations, Krav Maga and extracting water from a barrel cactus. Now that her parents are divorced, she’s ready to relax. Her big plans include making it to level 99 in her favorite MMORPG and spending the weekend with her new hunky stepbrother, Toby.

But all that disaster training comes in handy when an explosion traps her in a burning building. Stuck leading her headstrong stepsister, MacKenna, and her precocious little brother, Charles, to safety, Jinx gets them out alive only to discover the explosion is part of a pattern of violence erupting all over the country. Even worse, Jinx’s dad stands accused of triggering the chaos.

In a desperate attempt to evade paramilitary forces and vigilantes, Jinx and her siblings find Toby and make a break for Mexico. With seemingly the whole world working against them, they’ve got to get along and search for the truth about the attacks—and about each other. But if they can survive, will there be anything left worth surviving for?

Thanks for reading my review! Have you read this book? Do you read YA? Let’s chat in the comment’s section below.

♥️ Mischenko

10 thoughts on “Book Review: Day Zero (Day Zero Duology #1) by Kelly DeVos #BookReview #DayZero #YoungAdult

  1. This sounds really good, Mischenko! I sometimes shy away from series because of the commitment, but I love dystopian stories and the whole survivalist angle is very interesting to me (I’m not one, btw!) Thanks for sharing your review!


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