Book Review: Superior by Jessica Lack


31521246.jpgPublication Date: August 16th 2016

Goodreads Synopsis

Here’s the thing about being a superhero intern: there’s a lot less crime fighting than you think there will be, what with the whole liability issue and the administrative headache of constantly monitoring the Heroic Help Hotline. The most action that Jamie sees happens when he is kidnapped by the supervillain of the week–and then waits for his boss, Captain Superior, to show up and rescue him. Again.

On his most recent nabbing, Jamie gets to meet Tad, Terrorantula’s new villainous apprentice. Even though they are supposed to be on opposite sides (or are they?), sparks fly almost immediately. So, when Tad offers to give Jamie much-needed self-defense classes, how could Jamie pass the opportunity to hang out with the coolest (and hottest) guy he knows?

But Tad has a secret–one that threatens the budding relationship between the two teenage sidekicks, and could destroy Captain Superior forever.

My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Did I love this book? Yes. A million times yes.

Would I genuinely sell my soul for this to be a full length novel? Without hesitation. 

This short story follows Jamie, the intern to a popular superhero, Captain Superior, who is constantly being kidnapped by his bosses enemies to the point where it’s more of an inconvenience now more then anything else. And so when he’s taken hostage by Terrorrantula and notices the cute blonde boy watching him from the shadows, of course he takes the opportunity to flirt a little.

I had an absolutely great time reading this, it was so much fun. I included it on a recent E-book haul and just had to read it straight away.

Everything about this was so enjoyable and entertaining.

The setting of Urbanopolis, a city teaming with superpowered people that it’s just an everyday thing, was a really good back drop for the story. I loved all the little superhero nuances like Superhero Help Hotline which was really just full of people needing a cat rescued and I also liked how being an intern for a superhero would look good on a resume/college application and working for a supervillain was just your average after school job.

I thought the characters were really well developed, which is fab considering this is such a short story. Jamie had such personality to him and I love him with my whole heart.  And Tad, the love interest and supervillain apprentice, has a whole angsty and super compelling story arc I kinda saw coming but loved!

And their relationship was so sweet! I’ve had these characters for 56 pages but I would die for them.

And I mean yeah, two characters only have to look at each other a certain way and I’m shipping them together and planning their wedding but they really were adorable. I loved their whole dynamic.

My one and only complaint about this book is that its so short! Yes I understand this is a short story and so obviously it’s not going to be a million pages long but it totally could be!

I feel this story has great potential to be something amazing! I think this could really work as a full length novel and it would really benefit from it. I would love to explore more of these characters and their backstories. Everything felt too choppy, there was no nice transition between events, and I think more pages could really add to that.

Overall I loved this, it’s fun, funny, entertaining and follows some great characters and was a great way to spend a rare free night, I just wish it had been longer. Highly recommend!

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