Swarm – Scott Westerfeld

51nj2gsj1sl Swarm – Scott Westerfeld, Simon & Schuster,    (9781471124914), 2016

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre: YA Fiction

What did you like about the book?  The Zeroes have a dark side and it causes mass chaos in this second installment of Westerfeld’s spellbinding series. Swarm was once an ordinary kid with powers like the rest of the Zeroes, but now he prefers a darker sort of crowd. He whips up anger and animalistic violence and feeds on it.  He’s decided that other kids with powers are the ones who taste the best.  Swarm becomes a real threat to the survival of the species, especially when the Zeroes struggle to put a stop to his wrath.This book was highly enjoyable due to its unpredictability. Great queer representation too!

Anything you didn’t like about it?  It dragged at some points and ends on quite a gigantic cliffhanger.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Middle and high school teens who like superhero/superpower books and mysteries.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries

Where would you shelve it?  YA fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Kasia Piasecka, Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, MA
Date of review:  2/20/17
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