BZRK Apocalypse

BZRK Apocalypse

by Nico Evers-Swindell, Michael Grant

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The Matrix meets Inner Space in this third book in the BZRK trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Michael Grant.

The members of BZRK are preparing for their final stand. Noah and Sadie have seen death, and it holds no fear for them. Madness does, though. And losing each other. But they will not sit back, the only witnesses to an


The Matrix meets Inner Space in this third book in the BZRK trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Michael Grant.

The members of BZRK are preparing for their final stand. Noah and Sadie have seen death, and it holds no fear for them. Madness does, though. And losing each other. But they will not sit back, the only witnesses to an invisible apocalypse. The world is being destroyed from the inside out. It's time for them to fight to the last, in the streets and in the nano.

The staggering conclusion to the BZRK trilogy is a story with both thrills and heart, packed with the author's trademark jaw-dropping set pieces and pace.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA, August 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 3) - Stacey Hayman
One month after surviving the destruction of their Doll Ship, a floating prison of human experimentation, the Armstrong twins are ready to continue their efforts in achieving worldwide domination. The core BZRK team is back together, and the members are equally determined to prevent the twins from releasing their unnatural inventions on an unsuspecting public. Suddenly, notable figures, from a famous actress to influential businessmen to the Pope, rave about seeing things before mutilating themselves in a twisted attempt at self-defense. Who or what is behind this seemingly random display of control, and what might be the new ultimate goal? This may be the last of the series, but it is definitely not the least, in any sense of the word. Instead, serious fans will be excited to find plenty of detailed violence against the human body, even more explosive battles with gory scenes fully described, and the most number of agents with hidden agendas conducting double-crosses from all sides. Other elements of note include clues for alert teens interested in working out connections before they are officially revealed, a sex scene for committed couple Plath and Keats, adult language peppered throughout, and ending that may not qualify as happy but feels satisfyingly complete. This book is a bad choice for the squeamish but a great choice for readers with a strong stomach, an interest in the future of biomedical technology and the essential ethical debate, or anyone willing to embark on an unnerving, frighteningly plausible thrill ride all around the globe. Reviewer: Stacey Hayman; Ages 12 to 18.
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up—Fans left breathless at the end of BZRK Reloaded (Egmont USA, 2013) will be thrilled to dive into this high-octane conclusion that picks up exactly where book two left off. The Armstrong Twins are set on revenge and Sadie ("Plath") winds up as head of BZRK in the aftermath of Vincent's mental breakdown. New characters are introduced, the action is relentless, and the stakes are high. Readers new to the series will be hopelessly lost; the books must be read in order. Those who've enjoyed the first two will find a satisfying end.
School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 7 Up—In an impeccable reading by Nico Evers-Swindell, the members of BZRK are back together to solve the mystery of nanobot attacks on seemingly unrelated groups, from Hollywood celebrities to Nobel Prize winners. Are the attacks coming from their nemesis, the conjoined-twin owners of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Company, or are the attacks coming from somewhere even more sinister? Evers-Swindell keeps listeners on the edges of their seats as the truly scary and sometimes bloody final book of this trilogy comes to a conclusion. Each character is unique and realistic; for example, after Bugman's unfortunate encounter with a dish of glass fruit, his voice screams out with the sound of swelling lips and broken teeth. This is not a story to listen to without knowledge of the previous two books in the trilogy. There is a fairly graphic sex scene at the beginning of the story and violence throughout. VERDICT There are too many characters and too much backstory to allow this audiobook to stand on its own. But for those who enjoyed the first two volumes, this provides a satisfying ending. —Ann Brownson, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
Kirkus Reviews
In this trilogy finale, the BZRK "death or madness" catchphrase has never been more applicable. Sadie (code name Plath) and Noah (code name Keats) are recovering from BZRK Reloaded (2013) on an island when an attack drags them back from heady sex into the secret war over humanity's fate. Putting aside her previous suspicions and reservations about BZRK's shadowy leader, Lear, Plath resumes leadership of the New York cell and considers drastically violent means to stop the Armstrong Twins for good. This uncharacteristic line of thought has her wondering if war's changed her—or if she's been tampered with. Meanwhile, the Armstrong Twins are desperate after their extreme losses, both in battle and in their best twitchers, deserter Bug Man and Burnofsky, who's been captured and had his brain rewired by BZRK. The devastatingly cruel wire job on Burnofsky threatens to teach the same lesson that sent Bug Man running—wiring has unintended consequences. Meanwhile, outbreaks of madness striking important, high-profile people are connected to mysterious, wealthy Lystra. The third-person omniscient narration here is essential to keep the many plotlines straight. Sexual content and gruesome violence will help readers not emotionally ready for the far-more-disturbing philosophical and moral questions to self-censor. By the end, the heroes stand between two forces—one side wanting to bring humanity's death, the other madness—and there's no such thing as a completely happy ending. Like reading an action movie. (Science fiction. 14 & up)

Product Details

Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
BZRK Series, #3
Edition description:
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Grant has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family in the USA, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His dream is to spend a whole year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, their two children, and far too many pets. You can visit him online at

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