Super Humans

 
4.3
 
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Super Humans
Author(s)
Age Group
13+
Published Date
January 14, 2019
ISBN Number
978-0998546889
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A mysterious chest.
A terrifying vision.
Are their newfound powers enough to take down an unspeakable evil?

Chloe Blake’s campus rental has it all: a retro Victorian vibe, a beautiful picture window, and a perfect view of Ethan Reynolds—the guy who broke her heart and lives across the street. But when she sees disturbing visions of death slide across the panes, she’s convinced she’s glimpsed into Ethan’s future. She’ll stop at nothing to change fate and save him… even if it means everyone will think she’s crazy.

Wren Galloway has lost track of all the crummy cities she’s lived in. Plagued by nightmares, Wren wakes in a cold sweat with the vision of a nearby Victorian house still in her mind… and a strong urge to seek out the powerful talisman calling to her from its attic.

Drawn together by an ancient force, Chloe and Wren must work together to discover the house’s secrets and unlock their hidden powers to take down the shadowy specter that haunts their premonitions and leaves death in its wake.

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Urban Fantasy with a Fresh Twist
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
The story:

Best friends Chloe and Miranda, eager to start their college careers, move into an old, off-campus Victorian house that, strangely, has no other tenants. Soon after, Chloe starts having visions through the house’s picture window. This sets off a chain of events that will see the pair team up with several more unique individuals to battle a force of growing darkness.


What I loved:

Though the concept of “empowered” teens is hardly new, this story felt fresh to me. I liked how the first half of the story dealt with setting up the world as well as Chloe’s place in it, including her reconnecting with her childhood friend Ethan. Then, we abruptly change perspectives, to that of Wren, a transplant from San Diego who moves to this small town only to be throw headlong into this supernatural drama. All the main characters are written quite differently, which is necessary when gearing up for a long series. The writing was good, and the story was easy to follow, for the most part.


What I didn’t love:

There is a “villain” in this story, but it wasn’t until well into the second half of the book that we are introduced to it. For this reason, the last 25% of the story felt rushed, with a lot of events crammed into a very short space. This felt like a slight letdown for me after a wonderful beginning.


My Final Verdict:

If you like urban fantasy and stories of gifted teens banding together to fight the forces of evil, then Super Humans may be worth adding to your TBR list. The perspectives are fresh, the characters are believable, and there is a lot of potential for greatness in books to come.
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