Review of Root of Unity by S.L. Huang

Root of Unity by S.L. Huang. ★★★1/2 Cas Russell and her mathematical superpowers are back! Root of Unity is the third book in Russell’s Attic series (start with Zero Sum Game), a series of fast paced, science fiction action thriller’s. Cas Russell has superhuman math abilities which she uses to work as a mercenary, instantly calculating the trajectory of bullets…

Review of Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee. ★★★1/2 Not Your Sidekick is an adorable YA LGBT superhero story. Jess Tran’s parents are the resident superheroes of Andover, Nevada. Jess wants nothing more than to be a superhero herself, but unlike her gifted sister, she’s never manifested powers. Determined to try and make her own path in life nevertheless, she applies…

Review of Broken by Susan Jane Bigelow

Broken by Susan Jane Bigelow. ★★★1/2 Broken is a fast paced story that crosses dystopia with superheros. Decades in the future, earth’s been united under a single government and other planets have been colonized. Michael Forward is an extrahuman – someone with supernatural abilities. He was born with the ability to see possibilities of the future whenever he looks…

Review of Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn. ★★★ Heroine Complex is light and fluffy, pretty much a beach read. It starts out with demonic influences taking the form of killer cupcakes – that should give you some idea of the book’s tone. It’s chick lit meets superheros. Evie Tanaka and Annie Chang have been friends since elementary school. Then many years…

Review of Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones. ★★★1/2 Illusive is a YA novel that takes place in a near future where some people have gained superpowers as side effects of a vaccination. The Immune as they’re called have to chose between working for the government or prison. Or, if they’re like Ciere Giba, they can become a criminal instead. Ciere is a…

Review of Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson. ★★★★ Calamity is the final book in Sanderson’s Reckoners series, a trilogy about a future were people with superpowers exist. The only catch? Along with superpowers comes a predisposition towards evil. It’s a fun, action packed YA trilogy that I would recommend. However, you’ll need to start with the first book, Steelheart, and read the…

Review of Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson. ★★★★ Firefight is the second book in Sanderson’s Reckoners series. It is absolutely crucial that you read the first book, Steelheart, before you read Firefight or this review. By the very nature of things, this review will contain spoilers (and fairly big ones) for Steelheart. If you haven’t read Steelheart, I’d go look into it, especially if you…