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- Print Length: 235 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 16, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FKR0FPM
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,541 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not even Henry knows Nova is invulnerable and has super strength. But its all for naught when Nova, Starling, and their dad, the city District Attorney, enter a bank where criminal mastermind, Fortune and his band of thieves are escaping with bags of loot. To make a statement of terror the criminal kills the DA’s youngest daughter with a bolt of electricity discharged from the killer’s hands.
Nova is devastated by the loss of her little sister, but in time revenge becomes Nova’s ambition and a hero is born.
A new family, the Warners, moves into Nova’s neighborhood. Penelope is a junior and brother Cole a senior. They too have extraordinary abilities. Cole is a Timekeeper with the power to stop time while Penelope has the ability to move objects with her mind—telekinesis.
Author Liz Long has a firm understanding of teen angst and hormonal upheavals as she relates Nova and Cole’s story in each character’s voice. Romance between Nova and Cole is written beautifully as is Cole’s role as big brother to troublesome Penelope.
SuperNova: Heroes of Arcania is the first installment to the Heroes of Arcania, a series that consists of three books (so far) following one story arc. YA readers will not be disappointed by this fast-paced, high-octane novel. Its subsequent sequels seem to offer the same sit-at-the-edge-of your-seat action.
Soon she makes friends with two new students, Cole and Penelope, whose father works at the very bank that Fortune was robbing the day of Starling's murder. Even though they are new, they know the story of Nova's sister's murder.
On the walk home from school, Nova saves another student from being hit by a vehicle. What she realizes is that she had some help. Cole is a timestopper, and Pen is telekinetic.
Working together, these three go after Fortune.
I enjoy the story and the development of the characters. Arcania, which is actually based on the city of Roanoke, Virginia, comes to life as a place where a supervillain creates the superheroes that come after him.
I recommend not just this book, but any book by Liz Long. As long as she keeps writing, I'll keep reading.
I can't wait to find out what happens in the next two books and see how my guesses match up to what I think will happen in the rest of the series.
If you're looking for a YA fantasy with romance look no further, Heroes of Arcania: SuperNova is a must read for any fans of the genre.
I like the powers. They were clear and limited. However, there were a lot of scenes where Nova or Cole or Pen could have used their gifts and didn't. They kept chasing after Fortune but not doing anything when they found him. Like, "Oh, yeah, you're scary. I'll run away now instead of trying to fight you off even though I've been searching for you for months." Three times.
There was a party. There were drunk teens. It was dumb. At least Nova was normal/wise enough to realize that it was dumb.
I like Henry, an earnest and good friend who puts up with too much. Nova keeps yelling at him for dumb things that he does to cheer her up.
Nova's relationship with her parents is okay. It's pretty removed but doesn't make them sound absent. They care, but they seem to forget about her.
Lots of minor grammar issues. Nearly every compound sentence was missing a comma. That's probably three or four missing commas per screen page. It's an issue I can ignore, but it's still amateur.
I have also read the Donovan Circus series and wasn't expecting the Hero's series to introduce some of the powers possessed by the Circus characters. It was a fun tie in - I would maybe read this series first!
Thanks Liz for a new series to dive into, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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