- File Size: 369 KB
- Print Length: 185 pages
- Publication Date: November 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0767J22XS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Saving the Super-man: Book one (Kazuki & Evan 1) Kindle Edition
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Kazuki is a talented Japanese ballet dancer trying to cope with his anger, frustration and overwhelming sense of failure. Sent to London at the age of 12 to train, at 25 Kazuki has hit a professional wall, but cannot bear to return home because he has been lying to his parents about his success. Feeling trapped and resentful, Kazuki’s growing dissatisfaction and ire find a direct target when superman-man, the world’s most famous enhanced human, begins coming into the diner were he works.
Superman-man (aka Evan) is so intrigued by Kazuki’s barely hidden hostility, dislike and refusal to treat Evan as special just because he is enhanced, an attitude so different from the fawning adoration he usually receives, that he comes to the shop almost every day for months in an attempt to learn more about Kazuki.
Without giving anything away, Kazuki’s increasing exposure and reaction to the heroes and their powers is interesting, and the story has decent pacing and character beats and lays the groundwork for Evan and Kazuki’s relationship. Moreover, the inclusion of Evan’s teammates and their interactions with Kazuki raises questions about the morality and invasiveness of how superpowers are used on humans, even by the heroes—questions that can definitely put a strain on the tenuous bond Kazuki and Evan form by the end of the book.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
The two together are an example of miscommunication. Thankfully, Enigma, a mind-reading hero, is around to provide sarcasm and truth bombs. Enigma is one of my favorite parts of this book, and he made me laugh more than once.
I found this book to be very interesting. I am curious to learn more about all the characters, and I will happily grab the next in the series when it becomes available. I want to see more of the layers of the characters, more evidence that no one is completely good or evil. I really enjoy this idea and can't wait to see it expounded upon.
I was provided an ARC of this book by the author.
BUT. There's something about this book that kept me up reading way too late into the night, and saw me through to the end. What is that something? I honestly am not sure, I really liked the premise of the prickly normal human and the puppy-like superhero. There was a charm in this story that really captured me, between Kaz's ultra-icy demeanour and the relentlessly pleasant Superman-man. I needed to see how they came together. Despite all the problems, I did enjoy this book and I'm sure will end up reading the next one in the series.