Release Date: 1 June 2014
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Word Count: 73,818
Goodreads Rating: 3.88
My Rating: 4.5
Cover Artist: Danielle Mait
Heroes meets Kick-Ass in this brilliant and hilarious debut about a girl who just wants to save the world...
Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.
Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.
Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.
Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.
Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy...
My Take On The Book:
This book definitely took me back to the day I watched ‘Kick Ass’ and ‘Super’. It was quirky and fun and full of diabolical villains with a shit ton of crimes. It was easy to imagine the scenes and characters and I could definitely picture this as a movie as it was very detailed and descriptive. Funny enough though, while I am usually not a fan of so much detail, this one didn’t feel like it was ‘too much’. Rather it felt like just enough descriptions went into this book. My only major qualm was Jenny. I, for obvious reasons can’t get into detail about this character but there was just something so disappointing about her character which sucks because Bremy loved her so much.
Bremy is an amazing lead. She’s klutzy and cute and definitely has a solid moral compass. She wasn’t afraid to give up a comfortable life in favor of one she’s proud of and that’s just awesome. Ryder was pretty cool in a Gotham City Super Hero kinda way and Queenie was hilarious. Honestly I enjoyed her scenes the most. And Bart, dear lord that creep was priceless. He’s that weirdo you secretly love lol. The ending was so anticlimactic but oddly enough that didn’t bother me much…. What I didn’t like was how open ended it seemed. Is there a follow up or was that it for Bremy and friends. Inquiring minds want to know.
Auralee Wallace has played many roles in her life, including college professor, balloon seller, and collections agent. She is now living her dream of writing humorous women’s fiction. When this semi-natural blonde mother of three children (and psychiatric nurse to two rescue cats) isn’t writing or playing soccer, she can be found watching soap operas with lurid fascination and warring with a family of peregrine falcons for the rights to her backyard.
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