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Superheroes Anonymous

by Lexie Dunne

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I couldn't put this down! The pace, the tone, I almost died with the cliffhanger but I've already preordered the completion on iTunes because I KNOW this will be phenomenal.

I found a relatable character in Gail, even when she lives in this fantastic world filled with heroes and villains that seems so incredible yet so believable. Losing myself to this world and this story was not at all hard!

If you're looking for a fun read with some kickass women to inspire you in the world of heroes and villains - READ THIS BOOK.

Seriously, grab yourself a copy and read it. You'll be thanking yourself for reading something fresh and incredibly enjoyable! ( )
  ilerya82 | Sep 19, 2017 |
I was privileged to have read this author's work well before she got the offer to have this story published, and I'd like to say that this book is her best piece of writing ever.

Gail is a victim of circumstance. Dragged kicking and screaming into becoming Blaze's Lois Lane, she eventually becomes jaded and fatalistic. In the first few pages, she wakes up after being kidnapped and asks the doctor nonchalantly who took her this time. After all, she *is* "Hostage Girl"

Fast-forward almost a year to a Gail who has a much more sedate life. She's minus a boyfriend, hasn't been snatched, and her hero - having nothing to save her from - has left her alone.

Then something happens and her whole life changes. Almost nothing is what she thought it was. And in her case, new news is almost never good news. She wasn't stupid, she knew that other people would've been thrilled to be in her place - but for Gail - it was *not* a walk in paradise.

Seeing the world from a new perspective, yeah - that was a novel concept. But she still felt like "Hostage Girl". Just... with a bow on top. And for some reason, it wasn't any prettier.

I am so excited about this book. I cannot say enough good things about it. Really, I would like to just say "GO GET IT AND READ IT NOW", but that would be doing it a disservice.

There's a story in every character - even ones that flit through in the background. The depths with which I dove into the hearts of the heroes (LITERALLY heroes) was unimaginable until I felt it. Completely absorbing, engrossing, amazing - not enough adjectives ever.

"GO GET IT AND READ IT NOW!"

Caveat - there is a follow-up book, and this book ends in a bit of a cliffhanger. However, it's WELL worth the angst you will experience in the wait between now and mid 2015. ( )
  Aleveria | Jan 12, 2017 |
Pure candy. Fast-paced, sympathetic, nice take on superheroes. Even though the main character has had constant need of rescuing for the past years, she's not at all whiney about it. She still needs some rescuing when she gets her own superpowers, but she's learning to kick-ass, and at least she's not only rescued by men. The two female superheroes who become her friends are seriously badass... Just one warning, make sure to by the second book straight away, because this book ends with a major cliffhanger. ( )
  zjakkelien | Jan 2, 2017 |
read for 2015 Book Feast- loved it. kinda mad soooooooo many things did not get resolved and you were just left hanging. yes, i know the book would have had to be 3 times as long but still kinda mad about it.

that said love this take on the superhero world. this a book for anyone who loves superheros whether you have all the mythology memorized or just like to watch the movies/tv shows- this is a book you will enjoy. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 17, 2016 |
read for 2015 Book Feast- loved it. kinda mad soooooooo many things did not get resolved and you were just left hanging. yes, i know the book would have had to be 3 times as long but still kinda mad about it.

that said love this take on the superhero world. this a book for anyone who loves superheros whether you have all the mythology memorized or just like to watch the movies/tv shows- this is a book you will enjoy. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 17, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062369121, Mass Market Paperback)

Everybody in Chicago has a "superhero sighting" story. So when a villain attacks editorial assistant Gail Godwin and she's rescued by superhero Blaze, it's a great story, and nothing more. Until it happens again. And again. Now the media has dubbed her Hostage Girl, nobody remembers her real name, and people are convinced that Blaze is just her boyfriend, Jeremy, in disguise.

Gail's not so sure. All she knows is that when both Jeremy and Blaze leave town in the same week, she's probably doomed. Who will save her now?

Yet, miraculously, the villains lose interest. Gail is able to return to her life … until she wakes up strapped to a metal table by a mad scientist who hasn't read the news. After escaping—now more than human herself—she's drawn into a secret underground world of superheroes. She'll have to come to terms with her powers (and weaknesses) to make it in the new society, and it's not easy. After all, there's a new villain on the rise, and she has her sights set on the one and only Hostage Girl.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:53 -0400)

Everybody in Chicago has a "superhero sighting" story. So when a villain attacks editorial assistant Gail Godwin and she's rescued by superhero Blaze, it's a great story, and nothing more. Until it happens again. And again. Now the media has dubbed her Hostage Girl, nobody remembers her real name, and people are convinced that Blaze is just her boyfriend, Jeremy, in disguise. Gail's not so sure. All she knows is that when both Jeremy and Blaze leave town in the same week, she's probably doomed. Who will save her now? Yet, miraculously, the villains lose interest. Gail is able to return to her life ... until she wakes up strapped to a metal table by a mad scientist who hasn't read the news. After escaping -- now more than human herself -- she's drawn into a secret underground world of superheroes. She'll have to come to terms with her powers (and weaknesses) to make it in the new society, and it's not easy. After all, there's a new villain on the rise, and she has her sights set on the one and only Hostage Girl.… (more)

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