Genre: Fantasy; adventure, young adult
Welcome to Gemini City, where super-battles disrupt rush hour, insurance claim adjusters rival rock stars, and villains stash the souls of murdered superheroes inside little children.
It’s been ten years since Shay Sinclair’s parents were murdered by a super villain, leaving she and her sister to fend for themselves. Now at age sixteen, Shay has something that villain wants. Something he needs. After a chance encounter with a superhero in a stairwell, something awakens in Shay, something that could get her killed.
Max Steel has spent the last ten years searching for one particular soul. Now, a coincidental run-in with Shay Sinclair leaves Max closer than he’s ever been to everything he’s ever wanted. But Max hits a brick wall when he goes after her. Unlike other girls her age, Shay isn’t into superheroes. So, if Max wants to win her over and be reunited with the soul inside her, he must get creative. He invites Shay into a seductive world of fame, glamour, luxury, and epic battles with villainous foes.
Now that Shay’s in the mix with superheroes and crazed villains, everyone wants a piece of her. A super villain wants to devour her soul, a superhero wants to love her, and Shay just wants to go back to her normal life. It’s not like in the movies. In real life, superheroes suck.
Adventure, mayhem, a rather confused heroine, and lots of action, this is a fun read.
When Shay (our heroine) bumps into superhero Max, life as an orphan teen with an annoying semi-absent older sister suddenly gets even more complicated. Max wants something Shay’s got, a supervillain wants to eat her soul, and she just wants to go back to being an orphan teen with an annoying semi-absent sister. But life has other plans…
The pace is relentless (in a good way). the dialogue realistic, the characterisations good. The plot… is not perfect, but who cares when you are having fun? And I had a lot of fun reading this one so I’m more than happy to forgive the imperfections. Recommended.
*Thank you to the publishers for my free review copy via Chapter by Chapter.
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About the author
Jamie Zakian is a full-time writer who consumes the written word as equally as oxygen. Living in South Jersey with her husband and rowdy family, she enjoys farming, archery, and blazing new trails on her 4wd quad, when not writing of course. She aspires to one day write at least one novel in every genre of fiction.
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