Tuesday, June 23, 2015

*Book Review* Supervillains Anonymous by Lexie Dunne (Fantasy)

Series: Superheroes Anonymous # 2
Format: E-Book, 192 pages
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

New superhero Gail Godwin, the one and only Hostage Girl, is in big trouble: her nemesis Chelsea is loose, someone close to her is dead, and everybody thinks Gail did it. To make matters worse, Davenport Industries has thrown her into a prison that just happens to be full of the very same supervillains who used to kidnap her on an almost daily basis.

Outside, things aren’t going all that great either. There’s a conspiracy that runs all the way to the bedrock of the superhero community, and it’s affecting everybody Gail loves. With her friends in the crosshairs, it’s up to her to escape and get to the bottom of things. Subterfuge, crime-fighting, and running away from everybody you know should be a cinch, right?

Wrong. Gail faces off against hero and villain alike just to stay alive, and you know what they say about supervillains. If you can’t beat them…join them.

Gail Godwin, aka Hostage Girl, returns in the sequel to Superheroes Anonymous. The story begins right where its predecessor left off. Gail is in big trouble. The powerful Davenport Industries, under Eddie Davenport, believes that she is an accessory to the murder of her friend, and trainer Angelica Rocha at the hands of supervillian Chelsea. Gail finds herself in the one place where she has more enemies, than friends; Detmer Maximum Security Prison for Supervillains. This is the place where almost everyone who is locked up, has tried kidnapping Gail to use in their own nefarious plans.

Gail, for the uninitiated, has been forever altered by a drug that makes her faster, stronger, more perceptive, and able to quickly heal most damage. But, the problem is that she's been told so many lies, that she has no clue who to trust, or what the real truths are. Can she trust her supposed boyfriend Blaze, or her trainer Plain Jane to keep her safe while she learns about her abilities? What does the original female supervillain Fearless want with Gail? Why is Chelsea nearly unbeatable? Will Gail go to the dark side, or will she have enough restraint to become a superhero for the good?  

Except for the whole stealing a cover from another published author, Sidekick by Auralee Wallace, this book definitely has a whole lot going for it. I dare say that it might even be better than the first installment. There is a whole lot more action. I loved the look inside Detmer Prison, and the fact that Gail has some frenemies. I like that Gail has some real friends who help her struggle through the story as well as uncovering a major conspiracies as well as learning about her new powers.

Wondering, however, what happens next. Is there another book in the works? The ending leaves some wiggle room for further adventures, but it also feels more like the second half of book number one with only 192 pages. I guess I will leave this open ended for now, and hope the author posts a response to my question.

**I received this book for free from (Harper Voyager Impulse) via (Edelweiss) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

1 comment:

  1. OMG I love Rita & the rest of the villains in Detmer! Working for the IRS is pretty villainy IMO. I can't help but lol when she went to that bar and saw her "wall". Girl is more popular that she thinks & who knew abducting her is like getting a Brownie patch! I hope there's another books coming, so love this!