I received this book for free from Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.SuperNova by [book-author]
Published by [book-publisher] on May 15th 2016
Source: Blog Tour
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Also by this author: A Reaper Made
The streets of Arcania are overrun with crime, deteriorating as a madman named Fortune makes himself at home. He shows no mercy, striking down anyone in his path - including Nova Benson's little sister. Devastated, Nova vows to seek justice for her family, but aside from her freak strength and impenetrable skin, how is she supposed to stop a monster like Fortune? Cole Warner wants to help people. Entrusted to keep his family's secret, he's also frustrated at having to hide his gift. He knows he could do more to help in the fight against Fortune. If he could convince his sister Penelope to join him, they might even have a chance at beating him. When Cole meets Nova, he realizes his whole world is about to change. And he's going to welcome it with open arms. Falling for each other wasn't part of the plan. Then again, neither was becoming a superhero.
I really enjoyed this book. I’ve been in a superhero phase lately, and this one definitely fit the bill.
We have Nova who has these powers, and thinks she’s the only one. She doesn’t understand why she’s stronger than anyone else, or why she never gets hurt. But she knows she has to keep it a secret. What I loved the most is the bond Nova had with her sister. It’s not common for siblings with a big age gap to be as close as they were, and it’s refreshing. Then, there’s Cole. He’s a rule follower, and doesn’t stray from his father’s commands too often. All that changes when he meets Nova and wants to help her seek justice against Fortune.
There are dark times in this book, and times that will have you laughing out loud. When Nova goes out on her first bad guy hunting trip, she wings it. I love the banter between her and the bad guys. It’s exactly what you would expect. I also admired the struggle that Nova is going through. She completely shut down after Fortune showed up that fateful day at the bank. She’s trying to figure out if she can be “old Nova” again, but realizes she kind of likes “new Nova.” Cole just wants to be normal, and have friends. He hasn’t had the chance because his family moves around a lot, and i think meeting Nova is good for him. He also has secrets about his sister, who can be prickly at times.
Overall, SuperNova is a good book. It’s fast paced, and a quick read. It’s predictable at times, but still worth staying in the world.