Ex-lawyer E.L. Farris is a born-again, marathon-running married mother of three who resides in Northern Virginia.
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- Super Nobody (Alphas and Omegas Book 1)
on Aug. 26, 2013
As a work of sci/fi fantasy that will appeal to both young readers and adults looking for a quick and enjoyable read, Brent Meske's novel Super Nobody hits its stride on all cylinders. I kept thinking of series like Harry Potter when I flipped through Meske's Super Nobody: similar target audience, similar type of likable protagonist, and similar crossover from kid to adult readers.
When I sat down to write this review, I had to pause, because this is not the usual type of book I read and review. Usually I read literary fiction . . . and for sure, this book is not intended as such. It is, however, well-written, with charming characterizations and a nicely-structured plot. Speaking of the plot, Super Nobody follows a traditional three act format, as the lead character Michael battles other super-antagonists in a town filled with "Actives," or people who possess some sort of superpower. It reminded me of the TV show Heroes, actually. Given the fast-paced plotting and well-formed characters, I'm comfortable giving Super Nobody five stars, as judged by the category in which it belongs.
My favorite character in Super Nobody is the supporting character, Charlotte, who is a music aficionado. She changes her style on an almost weekly basis . . . one week, she may look like an 80's hair band rocker; another week, like a member of the band Weezer. She provides both comic relief and a romantic interest for the cute main character, Michael.
And Michael? He's an ordinary kid who ends up doing some extraordinary things.
Note: I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review.