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On the downside, the characters are a bit formulaic and not well fleshed out. There's the misfit teen who's suddenly a superhero, his friend who pops up occasionally, the out-of-his-league love interest who kinda likes him, the parental figure in the form of his brother and the mysterious teacher who helps him learn about his new powers. None of these characters step outside their designated roles or really have fully developed back stories. They're all fairly two-dimensional.
I like the wristbands as a plot device giving people their superpowers and I like that they don't come with instructions or any information on where they came from. The story itself, the battle, Connor learning to use his powers and the anecdotes from others learning to use their wristbands were good and I enjoyed them but they could also have stood up to more detail. But, I still enjoyed it for all that I wanted more.
I would say this book is geared towards younger teens even though there is no age listing with the book and even with the high body count in the book. It just reads like something 12yo me would have really enjoyed.
This feels like the beginning of a series. I'm curious. I may read the next one when it's available. This one was good enough as a brain sorbet that another could be welcome.
The 'Super Hero Genre' is becoming generic...and this book is the 'girl alone discovers she has magic power and there is an evil wizard out to get her....good vs evil ensues, etc....of fantasy version of 'super hero genre'.
All the stock elements are there.
Teenage guy discovers he has (of course mysterious) powers? check
Mysterious death of parents/angst? check
mysterious super bad guy? check
mysterious 'other' good guys'? check
crush on cute girl who has no idea he exists? check
previous history rich/back story (but no big flashbacks thank goodness)? check
moral ambiguity/should I/can I/will I kill? check
thinly drawn best friend? check
ending out of left field? check
"BUT WAIT! in the NEXT issue/edition there will be MORE..."! check
Of the DC/Marvel school, this feels more like Charleton Comics (ie, 2nd tier).
The brother character had possibilities- but he seemed such a blatant 'information source for the reader' is all.A VERY obvious ploy. Ditto the girlfriend vs the female hero.... gee, WHO will our main character pick?
Sure I read it, will I buy the 2nd/3rd edition? no. It just felt forced, and at times abbreviated. Certainly captured the boredom of the job tho- I was completely bored during those segments. The write/dialogue just felt...weak. There was no sizzle or spark. I was glad when it ended just to get the (obvious) climax out of the way- the ending felt rather forced- another chapter or two maybe?
Any one got any other suggestions? This seems to be a growing genre.
Meta is a relatively short book (240 pages) so world building is relatively quick, yet well done. Exposition is given in the form of cautionary tales about where previous metas went wrong, keeping the world building interesting and relevant. The characters are a bit typical of this genre and story line, but the dialogue is still entertaining and has a few surprises.
Overall, I did enjoy this book and will be purchasing the next book, The Second Wave. If you're looking for a good story about superheroes and super villains, I recommend Meta.