Author: Liz Long
Published: Set for June 16, 2016 by Blue Fire Media
Purchased: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review, $0.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: The streets of Arcania are overrun with crime, deteriorating as a madman named Fortune makes himself at home. He shows no remorse, striking down anyone in his path – including Nova Benson’s little sister. Devastated, Nova vows to seek justice for her family, but aside from her freak strength and impenetrable skin, how is she supposed to stop a monster like Fortune?
Cole Warner wants to help people. Entrusted to keep his family’s secret, he’s also frustrated at having to hide his gift. He knows he could do more to help in the fight against Fortune. If he could convince his sister Penelope to join him, they might even have a chance at beating him. When Cole meets Nova, he realizes his whole world is about to change. And he’s going to welcome it with open arms. Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan. Then again, neither was becoming a superhero.
Review: I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was emotional, the beginning brought tears to my eyes, especially since the readers get to spend some time with Nova’s little sister before she loses her.
I couldn’t stop thinking about this book and I can’t help but think that all fantasy young adult books should be written like this. There was high school drama but the plot was still in the forefront, the drama just helped to keep the story relatable to its intended young audience and I applaud the author in how she pulled it off.
I felt connected to the characters and I loved that the POV’s would switch from Nova to Cole, giving the readers insight to how they were both feeling, especially when coming to terms with how they felt about each other. Along with the high school drama, that also kept the story relatable, I know I’ve dealt with that when I was younger.
That twist at the end was something that I didn’t see coming, I mean I knew something was coming but I didn’t expect that to happen.
The ending was great, such a superhero ending and the cliffhanger got me excited for more. I even took a sneak peek at the first chapter of the next book, which I don’t usually like to do, and that didn’t disappoint either, keeping it a suspenseful cliffhanger to excite readers and get them ready for the second book.
I’m highly excited to see where this is going and I am very thankful to the author for giving me the opportunity to read this book. I would highly recommend this to teens, young adults, young girls looking for a teen female superhero who can kick butt and even adults who are young at heart. Mark your calendars for June 16th, readers!
Thank you for reading my review.