Format: E-Galley, 336 pages
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Genre: Science Fiction / Superheroes
In the third book of Lexie Dunne’s action-packed Superheroes Anonymous series, Hostage Girl returns once again to save the world.
Gail Godwin—once so famous for being kidnapped by supervillains, the media still calls her Hostage Girl—is done with superheroes and their shadowy schemes. She’s got a cute boyfriend, a great roommate, and she’s even returned to her old job. For the first time in years, life is exactly what she wants it to be.
But when a figure from her past resurfaces, he brings with him a plague that changes the game for every superhero and villain out there. Now Gail must team up with both friend and foe to help save the world she thought she had left behind
Gail Godwin, aka Hostage Girl, returns in How To Save The World, the THIRD installment in author Lexie Dunne's Superheroes Anonymous series. Gail has returned to her former job at Mirror Realty, but that doesn't stop supervillains from showing up out of the blue to see the infamous Hostage Girl. Gail even has her own best enemy forever in Razor, who chomps at the bit to take Gail on one on one. But, that will have to wait after Gail, Angelica Rocha (roommate & trainer), and boyfriend Guy Bookman (aka War Hammer) learn that Doctor Mobius is alive and that's not necessarily a good thing.
When Gail and friends learn that Mobius is being ransomed to the highest bidder, she has to make a difficult choice that might send her right back down the rabbit hole and up against even more power villains who may change the world if they're not stopped. Gail, who spent 4 years being kidnapped by a variety of supervillains, really isn't a fan of Mobius. Especially after his formula, Mobium, transformed Gail into, well, a superhero in her own right. Gail now has enhanced hearing, can absorb the abilities of other superheroes, and has the ability to involuntary transport.
Gail is done with Davenport as well. She's done with being treated unfairly. She's done with them putting her in Detmer for something she didn't do. She's done being a pawn in a game between to sadistic villains who pushed Gail to the limits. But, she knows that there will be a time that she will need to finally put on a mask and suit and become the superhero everyone, including her mentor Vicki Burroughs (Plain Jane) knows she can be. And, she still has some resentment towards her ex-Jeremy Collins, who while still alive, lies in a coma.
For those who are new to this series, I say hello, and welcome! I do hope you choose to pick up this series. It is a series that is humorous as well as serious at times. There is plenty of action, plenty of romance, and plenty of twists that author Dunne tosses out like candy to children on Halloween. This is a series that even the secondary characters are fun to read about. Not only is Gail surrounded by superheroes, but she also is friends with reporter Naomi Gunn who has scooped up stores that Gail and her friends didn't have access to. This series gets better and better as the series goes on. My only snarky comment abut this entire book is the ending that just left me, well, speechless. Thanks, Lexie!