All Marvin wanted was a chance—a chance to become a superhero. He even had superpowers, but since the government determined they were “dirty,” he wasn’t allowed to use them. When he and a couple other friends with dirty powers, Yvonne (who can “drug” people) and Kent (who can melt and mold into different shapes), “accidentally” drug major superhero Streak, his hopes are dashed. One day, on his way home from his “normie” job working as a busboy in a diner, he stumbles on a mugging and unleashes his powers to save the poor family. When that illegal heroic act catches the attention of the beautiful Eliza Todd (also known as Roisin), he has found his chance. Or has he?
When I first saw this, I had my doubts, not having been into the superhero genre, myself. But I found myself enjoying it. The writing is really action-packed and moves so fast, it’s almost like reading a comic book, even though there are no pictures. I even found myself squealing out loud for excitement in some places. If you like superheroes, or even if you don’t, you might want to give this book a try.
|Christopher E. Long
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