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Unexpected Superhero (Adventures of Lewis and Clarke) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 22, 2013
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About the Author
Kitty Bucholtz grew up forty miles east of Traverse City, Michigan – a town that is a smaller but surprisingly similar version of Double Bay, Michigan, the setting for this book. She went to college in Traverse City, met and married the love of her life, and waved goodbye to everything she knew when she and her husband John struck out for parts unknown.
Their adventures included going back to school, changing careers, and traveling Down Under. They spent three years in Sydney, Australia, where Kitty earned her M.A. in Creative Writing from University of Technology, Sydney, while John made a penguin named Mumble dance. Kitty now writes wherever John is working on a film.
Only God knows where they’ll wind up next – but they’re pretty sure it will be another cool chapter in their adventure!
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I really wanted to like this story. I love comic books & romance novels so I thought this was going to be fantastic delve into fantasy and romance. It fell short of my expectations.
The author drops you in her character's world, and you are introduced to the various protagonists and antagonists, but their background stories and superpower origins came out almost grudgingly, if at all. I often found myself wondering, "Did I miss something about this character somewhere?" There would be mention of a something pertaining to the past in a character's musings or conversations that brought up information in a way as if the reader were already informed. It was disjointed, didn't flow well with the book, and kept confusing me. Editing problem, maybe?
Another thing I did not like: I believe this novel may have been written with a series in mind, but there were too many storylines introduced, unresolved, messy, or just plain going nowhere to be in a single book. A cacophony of storylines all vying for my attention and analysis made me weary and got old instead of intriguing.
Lastly, and I do hate to say it, but the religious vein threw me for loop. I'm an open-minded person, just was not expecting to stumble upon that, especially in a "superhero" book.
Overall, Unexpected Superhero (The Adventures of Lewis and Clark) had a good premise, but was lacking in the overall delivery.
This reads more like a sci-fi than a romance. There are cozy moments but it is more about the overall story and the realization of super powers. There are a lot of intricate elements in the family life and supporting characters as well.
I really liked Tori and Joe's dynamic. They were practically strangers who fell o=in love and married very quickly. Personally, I might have discussed a few things before jumping straight to the "I do's", that's just me!
Sorry kids this is a closed bedroom door sort of romance. It would fall into my Christian romance category as well, plenty of praying and God talk. Not heavy handed, just noticeable.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Catherine Gaffney, who does a great job with all those voices. Kudos on the swift pace and smooth tone. She is fabulous at adding just the right amount of energy and emotion to her voice to fit every situation. I would definitely look for more of her reads.
This is a mixed narrative, which I really enjoy. It helps you get a full perspective on what is going on all around. There are more than the leads POV, many of the supporting cast chime in throughout. It is not always the smoothest transitions when listening. While the voices were distinct, there could have been something to indicate a change in the narration. I am not a big fan of changing voice in the middle of a section. POV changes should be chapter to chapter in my opinion. It helps keep things clear and less choppy.
I loved the world building here, there is so much potential for more of the series. Great supporting characters who deserve their own HEA stories. Her sister Lexy and a certain strong silent hero, her BFF Haley and her own smexy fella. Please let this be a series!!!!!!
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, ratings and opinions are my own.
Be sure to read the books in order for maximum enjoyment. They follow a chronological time line from the meeting of Tori and Joe thru their wedding and life as a married couple. The characters are likable and exhibit great traits of friendship and kindness. They come alive, making you wish you really knew them and could sit and chat with them all. I hope the series continues because there are many characters waiting to be developed and have their chance to grow.
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