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About the Author
Fantasy writer Richard Roberts finds his inspiration in folk tales, fairy tales, and mythology. He is the author of Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon, Wild Children, and Sweet Dreams Are Made of Teeth, among other novels.
Emily Woo Zeller is an Audie and Earphones Award-winning narrator, voice-over artist, actor, dancer, and choreographer. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013. Her voice-over career includes work in animated film and television in Southeast Asia.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B00IH0KG1S
- Publisher : Curiosity Quills Press (February 14, 2014)
- Publication date : February 14, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2645 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 461 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #552,755 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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I'm not going to go over what the story is about, the story blurb does that and lots of other reviews have hit the high points. I'm just saying this is a book every super hero / villain fan should check out. I can't gush about this book enough, and I am going to do a rare thing and re-read it immediately because I enjoyed it so much and I know reading it again will be great. I really wish I were a great artist because this is a book that really deserves loads of great fan art :D
This is a SUPER great read, and I am wanting a sequel very badly. Great story, great characters, descriptions are excellent, you can totally SEE this story in your mind. MORE please!
I normally don’t rate my DNF’s, but I read enough of this book to give my full opinion on the writing and what did and didn’t work.
I wanted to like this book, really I did. But in the end, there were too many flaws that I couldn’t ignore that seriously affected my reading experience.
This book pulled me in because of its superhero concept. I’ve always loved superheroes since I was a comic-crazed kid in the 90’s.
However, that’s almost where the positives end for me.
I think the main issue I had with this novel was the characters. I didn’t like the main character. There, I said it. Initially I did. She seemed like a bright young girl with a very awesome future ahead of her since her parents are superheroes/superscientists.
But as things progressed, the main character seemed way too mercurial, to the point of being bipolar. I get that kids are shifty with their emotions and decisions at times, but the main character was all over the place.
The moment that did it for me was when the main character was adamant about saving a friend and not being a villain, but ended up doing the most villainy thing while literally muahaha’ing maniacally. Not only was the execution extremely cheesy and unbelievable, but the character’s entire personality became forfeit at that point.
That was when I put the book down and moved on to something else.
Flow also suffered. Conversations start off well only to have sudden mentions of other things that don’t make any sense or have characters suddenly appear in conversations before they enter the scene, causing confusion.
Also related to flow, the writing was off frequently enough to make my reading a chore. The bits where the main character tried to use her powers were disjointed and didn’t make enough sense. I think that was what the author was going for since the main character doesn’t really know what she’s doing, but it always drew me out of the story and left me wanting a lot more. It just didn’t work for me.
Ultimately, I can’t recommend this book, but who knows? Give the preview a try. It could be the perfect book for you, just don’t be surprised if it doesn’t meet your expectations.
The trouble is, her parents are the smartest superhero analysts in the world. Their power is figuring stuff out. And they never tumble to the fact that Penny is out doing super villain stuff. Like, never once do they notice her sneaking out of her room or getting strange letters. I know the chief issue with middle grade is keeping the parents out of the way, but come on.
Then there's the super villain stuff. Penny and her friends get into worse and worse trouble, and have just about zero consequences. I kept expecting this event to come back to bite them, or that event. Nope. Never happened. It made people LIKE them. It really bugged me that nothing came of the statue's guardian. I mean, really?
So, three stars. Fun to read, but frustrating by the end. If the idiot ball continues throughout the series, I won't be reading it.
Top reviews from other countries
Really hope that there is a sequel.
A mite misleading since the description suggests they're heroes who are accused of being villains because of an unfortunate incident with the sidekick of another hero.
Looking forward to the sequel as it might explain better the relationship between the heroes and villains because from what I've read so far they should have been caught before the end of the first book and got away only because the adult heroes were busy attending a conference instead of their so-called vocation.
Give this series a look, its worth the price!
It crosses the barrier, however. The writing is good, the characters are believable, they don't do the usual stupid stuff you'd expect kids with powers might do (though they get up to their share of nonsense).
What it is, is a very good and enjoyable book with humour, good characters, 'believable' behaviour and enough of a take on Superhero/Supervillany Comic book stories to make it work.
Fans of comic books will appreciate it, people who like innovative story lines will like it, people who like SF will like it.
Once I started on it I couldn't stop reading it and YES this seriously deserves a sequel or two.