Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vs. Reality

Vs. Reality (Vs. Reality, #1)Vs. Reality by Blake Northcott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Checked out this book on a lark as I follow the author on Twitter. It's an enjoyable and fast read that utilizes and interesting take on superheroes. Instead of everyone being powered all the time, they have to activate their abilities in different ways and then they only last for a limited time.

This book focuses on Cole, a boxer who can't win a fight and who finds himself thrust into the world of would-be heroes and a shadowy syndicate of Collectors that want to capture them for their own nefarious reasons. They're a motley crew, but they just might have what it takes.

I found the characters well-rounded and entertaining and I cared for their plight. I think the villains could have used a bit more fleshing out, but they served their purpose and were suitably badass and imposing. This is the first book in a series and I can't wait to check out the next one. You should too.

Good job, Blake!

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