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Super Powereds: Year 2 Audio CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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About the Author
Drew Hayes graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in English. He is the author of many books, including NPCs and The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant. Drew lives in Texas. Visit him at drewhayesnovels.com.
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The Good -- The good is still quite excellent. The author does a fantastic job of developing the characters, and his storyline is very well thought-out. He spends much more time on the Nick character this time around, rather than Vince, which I was a little torn on, because I'm a big fan of Vince. Still, that story was engaging, so I don't want that to come across as a negative.
The Bad -- Having read the first book in the series, I knew this one was going to be another long one, and I wasn't disappointed. I don't really mind that too much, but there are sections in the book that feature characters and storylines that don't really seem to forward the plot all that much. I think some of those sections could have been edited out to shorten the overall length.
The Ugly -- What really pleased me is that the ugly lack of editing was almost entirely removed in the author's follow-up. I don't think I spotted more than a few errors in the second book, and that really improved the overall state of the storytelling. This time through the ending didn't feel quite as rushed as it did in the first book, and I am very much looking forward to the story of Year 3.
Normally, I'd try to go on a bit about the quality of the writing, but I'm just going to say two things -
1) Yes, since I gather he has no editor, there are a few lingering typos. For books of this length, though, I'm accustomed to seeing one or two in legacy published novels as well. They are few and far between, so just keep reading,
2) Be warned: if you read this and the first story in the series, you are going to be waiting eagerly for the next stories in the series.
Of course, in regard to #2, that's the good sort of problem to have. :)
I've read lots of decent books lately, and several darn good ones, but seriously: it was stay-up-till-1-a.m.-even-though-you-have-to-get-up-in-four-hours riveting.
I'm pleased to report that SP2 is just as wonderful. All of the things I loved about the first one continued seamlessly. Love the characters, love the story, love the complexity and the intricacies and the length, and I have to say, I'm super-impressed by how well the author does intrigue.
I feel the need to comment on the reviews that refer to the poor editing. For real, I hate badly-edited books. They don't just distract me, they actually have started to make me angry - angry at the author for thinking he or she has any right to collect my money for a slipshod product. Here? I just don't see it. Yes, there were some mistakes. (Not the all-too-common "this author has absolutely no idea how to wield an apostrophe" mistakes, but more like typos. Missing words, the occasional "too" instead of "to," that kind of thing.) I didn't find them particularly numerous or distracting, though. I can't decide if it's because there really aren't that many errors or if it's just that I was so enraptured by the story that they slipped past my vigilance, but...bad editing aggravates me. This book didn't aggravate me at all. Just the opposite, in fact.
If you've started the Super Powereds series with book one, I doubt you need any recommendation to finish it. If you liked it, you'll like this one just as much. If it wasn't your cup of tea (which I have a hard time imagining), whatever bugged you about it is probably going to be in this one too. If you haven't read SP1, I really really recommend it; I thought both it and this book were outstanding.
I donated money at the authors website in appreciation for the serials he is currently writing about the Powereds. Year 3 and CORBIES, which centers on Titan, Roy and Hershels disgraced father. Both books are wonderful and I am so looking forward to purchasing them both as well as future novels by Mr. Hayes.
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Same level of writing and story as the previous book was, but we get more details, more plot...Read more