Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Review: Supervillain of the Day by Katie Daniels

Supervillain of the Day by Katie Lynn Daniels

Age Appropriate For:  Ages 13 and up for mild scary situations and some violence

Best for Ages: 13 and up

Description: In a world without superheroes, who will fight against the forces of evil? The supervillain outbreak has begun. Reports are trickling in from all over the world of havoc and mayhem being wreaked by evil masterminds and villains. In the midst of this world-wide phenomena, however, London is strangely calm and peaceful. Not a single supervillain has made an appearance. For most Londoners this is very good news, but for the editor of a tabloid paper specializing in the strange and unusual it's very bad news indeed. Reporter Jeffry Floyd is assigned the task of finding a supervillain “or else.” He appeals to Scotland Yard for help, but his incessant poking at shadows gets him banned from the case, until one sergeant realizes that both Floyd and his “investigation” are more than they seem...

I had heard a lot of good things about this series from some of my good friends on Goodreads. Tired of all the very long books, I picked this up and finished in a couple of hours.

The premise is a very fascinating one. Anyone who enjoys movies like The Avengers will love this story. It has that same sci-fi/fantasy feel and is full of action and adventure.

Katie Daniels has a lot of talent. Her characters are well developed in a short space of time.  Some short stories/novellas have flat characters that you could find in any other story. This book was not the case.
The suspense was expertly done. Not only did she keep me turning pages, I really wanted to know exactly who Jeffery Floyd was. The twists and turns in this book took kept me on my toes until the very end.

Even though the series continues, the end wrapped up nicely. No cliffhanger that causes you to feel like you only got half a story, but it also does give the impression there are more adventures just around the corner.
There were some parts I didn’t particularly like about this book. Namely, the descriptions of some of the supervillains. However, there wasn’t so much detail that it was scary.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes superhero, futuristic, of just plain well-written short stories.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

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