Review: Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Kenna is tired of being "normal."
The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating when you're constantly surrounded by superheroes. Her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, practically everyone she knows has some talent or power. Sure, Kenna's smart and independent, but as an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, it's hard not to feel inferior.
So when three villains break into the lab where she interns, Kenna refuses to be a victim. She's not about to let criminals steal the research that will make her extraordinary too.
But in the heat of battle, secrets are spilled and one of the villains saves her life. Twice. Suddenly, everything Kenna thought she knew about good and evil, heroes and villains is upended. And to protect her life and those she loves, she must team up with her sworn enemies on a mission that will redefine what it means to be powerful and powerless...
4 Out Of 5 Stars
Genre: Another-World, Supernatural--
Kenna lives in a world where people have powers and are either heroes or villains. Kenna, unfortunetely is neither- she is normal surrounded by special. She longs for the day when her secret experiements in her mom's research lab can make her special too. When there is a break-in one night while working in the lab, Kenna is thrown for a loop when she meets some Villains who are not what she expected. There is a dark secret being hidden from her and Kenna needs to get to the bottom of it.
I was super excited to get a chance to read this book. I absolutely loved Deebs book Doomed and had heard good things about Childs' books, so I could not wait to read this. I was at first a little let down by the start of the book, it felt a little slow and I had a bit of disconnect with Kenna as a person. But as soon as the action started, right with the misadventures of the break-in, I knew I would enjoy the book. That being said, I really did enjoy the story. It was a fast paced adventure with some cool super powers thrown in, kind of what I was hoping for after reading Deebs' last book.
The story takes place in a very short period of time, really just a few days, so there is some intense action to keep the reader on their toes for the duration of the book. All the characters are unique and quirky, with super powers that are not necessarily what is familiar. I really like how the authors cast doubt on what being a good vs. bad guy means and how nothing is really clear cut. The term "hero" does not mean that the character is a good person, more that they have powers that would classify them as such. There is also a potential budding relationship in the story between Kenna and a particular moody yet complex character that Kenna never expected to even like, let alone romantically be involved. I liked that the plot surrounded the most crazy ragtag group of people and the dynamic between all the personalities was fun.
The story ends in a big freaking cliff hanger! Some characters are in mortal peril, some characters learned earth shattering revelations... A lot of stuff goes down right in the last chapter and then I was left hanging! I would really like to get my hands on the next book, regardless of the fact it does not exist yet. I have so many questions and a large amount of worry that I would like resolved. I look forward to more from this series and from both authors in the future.
I received this title from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.