Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Book review - Powerless

Title: Powerless
Author: Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Genre: thriller/superhero
Similar books: Hero Worship by Christopher Long
                     V is for Villain by Peter Moore
Who doesn't love super-heroes?
Summary: Kenna has always felt inferior, invisible. The only "normal" surrounded by superheroes and villains, she's always struggled to compete and prove herself, especially as those closest to her feel the need to protect her from everything. When villains break into her lab, Kenna is determined not to be a victim. To her surprise, though, one of the villains saves her life. Thrown into a rescue mission with the villains, Kenna's entire world view is about to change.

My Opinion: This is a relatively standard questioning of the classic hero/villain dynamic, the rejection of absolutes in favor of complexity. Its a superhero story, which many will find appealing, with the added dimension of being unpowered in a world built on powers. Personally, I'd have preferred to see a little more depth of character but this is the first in a series. Hopefully the characters will develop more complexity in future volumes. Also I found the big twist a little too well foreshadowed. It just wasn't all that surprising.
Advance Reader Copy provided by NetGalley.

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