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Hero High: Figure In The Flames Paperback – October 13, 2016
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About the Author
Mina’s family told her to write her own bio, something about how she doesn’t like dark gritty superhero movies (she doesn’t) or tales of the dystopian future, but really, there isn’t very much more to say. She’s a profoundly boring young adult, and a good Scottish girl who wants to do a job that won’t suck out her soul, help her parents to retire, and one day buy her mother a smart car like she always wanted. Please buy her book. Please.
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I'm not sure if I can find the words to type this review. After reading the first few chapters of this book, I was more confused than anything. We're in a somewhat futuristic world, on an island filled with superheroes. Oh, but we're also on a reality tv show set that reminds me of MTV's Real World. (Does that reference give away my age?) But even though this book's concept is a little out-there, I completely fell in love with it!
Friday, aka Fitz, is a seventeen year old girl with a less-than-stellar superpower. She has a quick temper, smart mouth, and slight anger issues. But one thing she has going for her is a determination to become a superhero and make the world a safer and better place. I clung to Friday, immediately. Her flawed personality and snarky attitude was a breath of fresh air and gave a lot of humor to the story. She was awesome.
The plot is a bit complex. As a reality tv star and superhero-in-training, Friday is bombarded with schoolwork and social disasters. To make matters worse, a supervillain has shown a special interest in her and I have to say, I was totally feeling this enemy-to-lover angle. Oh, I totally swooned in every single Friday/Dr. Dangerous scene. And my suspicions of his identity came early and were absolutely correct. Score 1 point for Dawn. Woohoo!
If you are a fan of superhero young adult books that are fast-paced and have a hint of mystery, this book is perfect for you. If you are just looking for something to make you smile, swoon, laugh, and leave your mind=blown, then this is perfect for you, too. In fact, it's just perfect, either way.
My only regret is having read this book before the sequel is out. Now, who knows how long I'll have to wait to put myself out of this misery! 5 super suns!
Full review on Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog
I thought the characters were really fun and I loved seeing all the different superpowers they all had the varied from the typical super strength and flying. Our main character Fitz has the super power of being able to think at a rapid speed, spending hours thinking about such a thing as a math problem in her head when in real time, no more than a second goes by.
I thought Fitz, or Friday, was a snarky and sarcastic girl and even though she wasn't considered a 'real' superhero by others, she was determined to prove everyone wrong. She was a feisty one and though she did come across as a little immature at some points and tended to react rashly and on impulse, she was quick to redeem herself which I really liked since it kept me interested in her character. Add in Veronica who was all about the showbiz and getting any drama on film and cared about nothing else, Fitz's teammates that I wished we saw more of in the book because they were awesome, and Ashely who never hesitated to put Friday in her place and tell her what's what and constantly reminded her that she got on his nerves, it was very entertaining character wise.
The concept of both superheroes and supervillains going to a special high school just for them was really original and I applaud that idea because I have never read a book quite like it. It had a really nice pace for most of the book and the author did a great job of establishing the famous superheroes of their world such as Captain Fantastic and Sense. Superheroes are the celebrities of their world and it was really fun to see a few of the famous superheroes play certain roles in the book and help out our main character.
The book also had it's supervillains, however, and let me just say that they added some major twists and turns to the story, one of which I was anticipating and even though I was able to see it coming, it was still surprising because of the deeper explanation. It's also action packed and a few scenes had me on the edge a bit and cheering for Fitz and the other characters.
Overall, I was really impressed with this book and I think it's such a great read for anyone who loves superheroes and action-packed storylines. I'm not entirely sure if this book is only the first of a series but I really hope there's more to come. Not only does this book have fun characters, exciting adventures, and a really fun atmosphere, but I also really liked how seamless everything was. The writing kept the story moving without any awkward jumps which made reading it nice and easy and simple to understand without getting too complicated. The romance in the book also wasn't the forefront of the story but only a smaller sub-plot that didn't take the spotlight and wasn't constantly being thrown in your face. It added interest and I liked it.
The reason why I didn't give this book a five-star rating is because while I did really enjoy it, I think the conflict in the book could've been handled a little better, specifically the bigger plot twist that pops up towards the end. I think that situation could've had a little more of an explanation and fleshing out so that it didn't feel too rushed in moving past it.
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