Nine

Nine

In an alternate world startlingly close to our own, humans have nine lives?and they can?t wait to burn straight through them. As you shed lives, you shed your awkward phases: one death is equal to one physical and mental upgrade. Julian?s friends are obsessed with the idea of burning lives, but Julian is determined to stay on his first for as long as he can. His mother, the In an alternate world startlingly close to our own, humans have nine lives?and they can?t wait to burn stra...

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Title:Nine
Author:Zach Hines
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0062567268
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:360 pages pages

Nine Reviews

  • Julie
    May 28, 2018
    DNF because I couldn't get into this one ...
  • Kathy Martin
    Jul 16, 2018
    Julian is part of a society where everyone has nine lives. Each time you die, you upgrade in status and perks. However, Julian watched his mother keep upgrading her life count until she became permadead. Each new life cost in terms of senses and mental ability and even in knowing herse...
  • Shera (Book Whispers)
    Aug 29, 2018
    Meh. Review to come, but I really didn't care for it. So much lost potential and world building. Honestly quiet boring. ...
  • MarytheBookLover
    Feb 23, 2018
    My Opinion: I enjoyed this book tremendously. At first I thought this was so strange but, in a good way. The idea is that you have nine lives to burn in this alternate world. Usually, you die in a controlled environment like a clinic. But, there is a group of kids at the high school t...
  • P.M.
    Nov 13, 2018
    I don't know whether this is creepily odd or oddly creepy. In an alternate world America, storms have swept in and changed the people into nine-lived beings. When dealing with a burgeoning population, the government goes conspiratorial and experiments with permadeath. Of course, the te...
  • Moon
    Oct 28, 2018
    This was creepier than I expected it to be, but also quite intriguing. ...
  • Pop Bop
    Jan 25, 2018
    Not Just Some YA Conspiracy Thing From the blurbs I figured this would start with an interesting premise and then turn into an "uncover the conspiracy" adventure, with maybe some action and probably a touch of romance. Well, yeah, that's actually all true, but boy did this author do...
  • Mel (Daily Prophecy)
    Jan 29, 2019
    The whole concept was freaky and interesting (sounded a bit like a Black Mirror episode). People burn through their lives, 10 in total, and in the process get a better, yet flawed body. You will be more slim and handsome, but still return with a 'Wrinkle', like losing taste or seeing a...
  • Lex
    May 31, 2018
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. It was weirdly great. Lol. It is definitely a new concept for me. It delivered, imo. The world building is great, the writing good. The story line, yep. It just a bit descriptive in some parts but some ...
  • Kate’s Book Spot
    Aug 02, 2018
    As soon as I read the description of this book I wanted to know more, it had my imagination going crazy so I couldn?t resist jumping straight in! Zach Hines, you had me at the first line - don?t you just love an epic first line! So I was pulled into the storyline straight aw...
  • Lanette Rodgers
    Dec 12, 2018
    Before I begin my review, I want you to note that this book has trigger warnings of self harm and suicide. Just please be aware of these things before reading! ? I highly enjoyed this book. Sure it had some problems and some unanswered questions (sequel perhaps?? ? ) but overa...
  • Hannah L (Reviewer)
    Apr 27, 2018
    A stand alone, Nine asks the question: would we value life if we had nine of them? The answer, heck no. Julian is a One. He hasn't died even once yet, but that comes with the problem of not getting any of the physical advancements that comes with dying. For each death, you get tax b...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Aug 06, 2018
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight This was such a unique topic for a book- the concept of every person having nine lives. It was like cats, but not. But also there were cats involved and I cannot help but w...
  • Raquel
    May 11, 2019
    I usually don?t say this about stand alone novels but I really hope this gets turned into a series. The world building in this book has made me want to know more about it. If the author has no plans to turn it into a series I feel like a mistake was made not going more in depth about...
  • Kryssi D'Eredita
    Feb 22, 2019
    I liked it, though it ended kind of abruptly ??? I liked it, though it ended kind of abruptly ????? ...more ...
  • Ashley
    Aug 26, 2018
    Star Rating: Solid 3? I liked it, I didn?t love it. It was kinda just a big MEH for me. But, *shrugs*, to each their own. ...
  • Jennifer Guest
    Aug 11, 2018
    Nine has a very unique premise that I've never come across in a Y.A. novel - in an alternate world almost identical to ours, humans have nine lives. The entire society is structured around burning through lives - in order to get into college, you need to be on at least your 3rd life. T...
  • Tashy
    Mar 21, 2018
    **I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion** "We embrace death, and we make a mockery of it. Death. She is our bitch." Wise words huh? I started reading this YA novel right after I finished the Black Dagger Brotherhood series just to get something fresh...
  • Ainslee || Jest and Hearts
    May 21, 2018
    This was so weird but so interesting. The book is full of strange death clubs, government secrets and conspiracies, weird super intelligent cats and cicadas(yes, you read that right!) and rebellion groups. Basically the story is set in an alternate universe where people have nine...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Aug 15, 2018
    In a clever twist on dystopian storytelling, Zach Hines shows us a present day alternative world remarkably similar to our own in his debut novel NINE. Hundreds of years ago, in an Earth of a different dimension, a comet crashed into the planet, altering the atmosphere. When the fal...
  • Cytrina Ogle
    Apr 10, 2019
    So we start in an alternate universe where everyone has 9 lives and you get life points (money food etc) for burning through them since population is an issue. The first chapter is cray. It?s a death party basically, and there is this club called the burners who encourage their membe...
  • Izeum
    Oct 19, 2018
    ? They Both Die At The End on crack. Where do I begin? What even is this book? For some people, this book might be information and sensory overload. Do not skim read this book, everything is important everything matters. If you so much as skim read or skip two sentences you w...
  • Jenny Tran-Le
    May 23, 2019
    ''You grab life by the neck and you choke it to death.'' 3.5? So, some things were great but some things were just okay. I love how unique and different the plot was but I just think it wasn?t executed that well. I really like this concept of having nine lives and how society is...
  • Pam
    Dec 06, 2018
    Why can he call cicadas? What was the deal with the cat? - Questions that needs answers. ...
  • Dominic O.
    Oct 11, 2018
    After reading this book, I would recommend it to others who enjoy an unusual and a slightly dark science fiction book. I believe that this book was engaging and interesting, and it kept me hooked. This book is about a world where everyone has nine lives, but the government and soci...
  • Davey
    Mar 03, 2019
    I will give 3 stars out of 5. The reasons why I will give these stars is that this book's theme is very interesting, about how teenagers survive and find the truth of the burn activity when the whole things are controlled and hided by the Lake which like government. The author gives th...
  • Maya Lukasik
    Feb 06, 2019
    This wasn't the best dystopian novel I've read, but it certainly wasn't the worst. The premise was very, very intriguing, and it made me think about the perceived value of life and how careless human beings can become when handed one immensely valuable thing in excess. I also found it ...
  • Crystal
    Mar 03, 2019
    I probably read it again after long time, but I don?t like the negative ideas in the story. Before I saw the last six chapters, I originally wanted to give 3.5 or 4 points. However, after reading the final result, I think the 3 points are the most. I feel that the ending is not exci...
  • Alex
    Apr 12, 2019
    This book is like something I?ve never read before! It has a very interesting concept revolving around the idea that everyone has nine lives, instead of one. The main characters are mostly high school kids who uncover different secrets about this world they are in. One of the most in...
  • Larosenoire299
    Aug 25, 2018
    3.5/5 The premise of Nine is better than the execution. I don't like how people have 9 lives turns out to be an experiment. An open ending is not what I want. I don't like how the denouement leave too many unanswered questions. I have a feeling that this book could have had more room ...