Review: Nil by Lynne Matson

Nil is the first book in the three-book Nil Series. On the mysterious island of Nil, one thing is certain: you either find a way to leave in under 365 days or you die. What’s worse, there are multiple ways for you to die while trying to find a way to escape. Basically, Nil is the “stranded on a deserted island” scenario from hell (excuse my language). It’s like the television programme “Survivor” without the supply deliveries, letters, cameras or adults.

There are two point-of-view characters in this book. Charley is a 17 Year Old southern girl from a town outside Atlanta, Georgia. She’s tall, plays volleyball, and managed to survive alone on Nil for almost two weeks before discovering she wasn’t the only human on the island.

Thad is a 17 Year Old boy from British Columbia, Canada. Before arriving on Nil he was a competitive snowboarder, but now he’s the leader of the ragtag gathering of teenagers who work together to escape the island.

The atmosphere Matson presents lets you know that literally anything can happen on Nil at any time. The characters learn to live in the moment and enjoy the good things while they last, but there’s always the threat of dangerous elements in the island, less than trustworthy teammates, and the ever ticking clock. Nil had me constantly wondering what would happen next. I couldn’t put it down! Overall, I rate Nil 5 out of 5 bookworms.

Don’t just take my word for it. Order Nil by clicking here.

For more information about Lynne Matson and her work, visit her blog.

I’m looking forward to reading the next installment of the Nil Series! You can order Nil Unlocked by clicking here and read it along with me.

The ongoing theme in Nil is “no regrets” because you never know when your time is up. What would you do if you knew you had less than a year to live? Let me know in the comments!


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