ARC Review: Superheroes Anonymous by Lexie Dunne

Posted November 11, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 2 Comments

ARC Review: Superheroes Anonymous by Lexie Dunne

Superheroes Anonymous


by Lexie Dunne
Published on November 18th 2014
by Harper Impulse
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Superheroes
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Goodreads

Everybody in Chicago has a “superhero sighting” story. So when a villain attacks editorial assistant Gail Godwin and she’s rescued by superhero Blaze, it’s a great story, and nothing more. Until it happens again. And again.

Now, the media has dubbed her Hostage Girl, nobody remembers her real name, and people are convinced that Blaze is just Gail’s boyfriend Jeremy in disguise. Gail’s not so sure. All she knows is that when both Jeremy and Blaze leave town in the same week, she’s probably doomed. Who will save her now?

But when the villains miraculously lose interest, Gail is able to return to her life…until she wakes up strapped to a metal table by a mad scientist who hasn’t read the news. Escaping, and now more than human herself, she’s drawn into a secret underground world of superheroes. She’ll have to come to terms with her powers (and weakness) to make it in the new society, and it’s not easy. After all, there’s a new villain on the rise, and she has her sights set on the one and only Hostage Girl.

2.5 Stars

Dammit! Dammit, dammit, dammit! You were so good the whole time! I had so much fun and then you ruined it with that ending. It’s the stupidest, most ridiculous ending, seriously. It doesn’t make sense at all. Dammit!

Gail has been rescued by superhero Blaze so many times that the media has dubbed her Hostage Girl. Most people are convinced Blaze is just Gail’s boyfriend Jeremy, but she’s sure he’s not. When both Jeremy and Blaze leave town in the same week, the villains lose interest. Gail returns to her normal life… until she wakes up strapped to a metal table by a mad scientist. After getting out of there, now more than human herself, she’s taken into the secret underground world of superheroes where she comes to terms with her powers and has more than one surprising reunion.

I was having a lot of fun with this one! Just like Crimson Son by Russ Linton, it felt like watching a superhero movie. The story is pretty standard but I didn’t care because I liked the main character and I had a lot of fun! Plus there’s a really sweet, slow romance going on and I loved that! But than the last chapter just flushed all of that down the drain. It’s a cliffhanger, yes, but that’s not what I hated. I do’nt mind cliffhangers. It’s the ending itself that I truly hated. I was literally cursing and I felt the need to punch something. It doesn’t make sense at all and it’s so very, very stupid. Others may not hate it, I don’t know, but I did and it ruined the whole story.

I really liked Gail. She had a good sense of humor, she was very sarcastic, but also brave and sweet when she wants to be. I liked the other characters too but for the sake of spoilers, I cannot tell you more than that. The story itself was pretty standard and there was nothing very original but the thing that made me enjoy it was Gail and her sarcasm. And the romance. Until that last chapter, this was going to be at least 4 stars, for sure.

If you love superhero books like me, you might want to give it a shot. I’m going to erase that last chapter from my mind and make the ending that this book should have had. Because this one just makes me want to punch a hole in the wall.

Bee

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