Customer Reviews for

Zero Sight (Zero Sight Series, Book 1)

Average Rating 4.5
( 15 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(12)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 12 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2011

    Very Recommended!

    I don't normally read fantasy books, other than Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Series, Lord of the Rings, and many one or two others, mostly because I have yet to find a book/series that captures my interest. But I can honestly say that this first book of the Zero Sight Series instantly grabbed my attention and held it throughout the whole book. Which is very hard to do. Even for someone not as adept to reading fantasy books as me, it was very easy for me to understand and to follow the storyline. Right when the story slowed down (and I use that term loosely because I don't feel it slowed down at all), it picked right back up and captured me yet again. And yet the story wasn't all action action action and no plot or depth to it. The author has a keen sense on when to move the book along that I found refreshing. I would highly recommend this book to fantasy story lovers, as well as those who don't normally read this genre, like me. Be ready to miss some nights of sleep in order to finish it. I look forward to the rest of the series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 1, 2011

    What's this? A story with a vampire that I actually enjoyed!!

    I can't really expand on too much more that hasn't already been covered. What we have here is a really well written urban fantasy novel that introduces us to young Dieter Resnick. He's a young man that has the gift of "Sight", namely he can see auras on other people and as such, can "see" when bad things are about to happen.

    Without giving anything away, when a new facet of his ability manifests in a terrifying way, Dieter is accepted into a small, very private university that caters to people like him. I instantly thought of the Harry Potter series, where there's this school for gifted, or magical, people. However, that's where the similarities end. The kids, teachers, and the interactions amongst them are way more realistic to me. I can easily see the popular kids giving the unpopular ones a hard time, etc.

    Along the way he meets an attractive vampiress named Rei, who unbeknownst to him is his protector. Let's just say she's good at her job.

    The fight scenes were a tad too realistic for my tastes, but I have to tip my hat to Mr. Shier. He has crafted an excellent book that had hooked me from the moment I started reading it. Dieter's running narrative throughout the story were absolutely hysterical!!

    I read this book as it was chosen as one of the book on the month selections for the Indie Book Club on Goodreads. Awesome selection! Can't wait for the next installment!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 30, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    A great first book!

    Zero Sight is one of those gems that you stumble across occasionally that is like having a secret. This must be what hipsters feel like with their favorite band that nobody knows about. The difference is that Mr. Shier should be mainstream and not a well kept secret. I only discovered this genre of urban fantasy in the last year and have been trying to find anything I could get my hands on that doesn't involve sparkling. While there may be a budding romance (right now it just an 18 year old kid's hormones) to be found in Zero Sight it does have plenty of action and, more importantly, great characters and witty dialogue. I think Harry Dresden might even smile at some of the humor here. The story was very well paced. The new "world" that is opening up around Dieter (our "hero") is so foreign to him that there is plenty of explanation from those in the know to keep the reader informed as well. Considering that this is a first effort, was edited during the author's first year in med school(!) and is under 3 bucks(!!) I bumped this from 4 stars to 5. The next book in the series is scheduled for release soon and I would buy it before "Return of the Summer Knight". A higher praise I couldn't offer. Seriously, if you are a fan of Butcher, Hearne, Hartness or the like, then this should be at the top of your reading list.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 13, 2011

    So good I decided to read it twice!

    Quick disclaimer: Although Zero Sight is billed as a young adult, it's got some graphic gore in it, so I personally would put it on the high end of young adult, it properly probable belongs in new adult.

    That being said, I loved the storyline. Shier does an excellent job with the development of the characters and the pacing. Things moved along at a good clip without leaving you feeling like you didn't know what was going on.

    Best of all was the magic system-it had plenty of hooks back to legend and mythology which made it incredibly easy to suspend disbelief and dive right in.

    If the disclaimer at the top about the level of violence doesn't faze you, do yourself a favor and read Zero Sight!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Long penises

    By same peeps

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    It was alright

    I thought it was reaally good, but some parts I found confusing and some felt as though I was listening to a lecture myself. I wish they would of had more of Rei in here, but overall its a good book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Great first book

    Conte

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 12 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1