Allow me to introduce book one in The Hero Agenda series by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs. If you were a fan of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson, you’ll find plenty to love in this new series! Please read on for my review and an excerpt
I was excited by the premise of this story: finding strong female characters who are also able to kick butt and take names is always a joy, and Kenna certainly fits in that group. The decidedly black and white (good and evil) world that she inhabits has Heroes, Villains and the Normals: those without any great outstanding qualities. And Kenna is tired of being a Normal. Much like a well-developed character in fiction, Kenna soon learns that her world, and everything that she believed, is not so clear cut: not everyone is all good or all bad, and this story follows her discovery of all the shades of grey that exist in the world.
A wonderful discovery and adventure as Kenna, with a stellar cast of supporting characters including Draven, Rebel and the gang were pithy, fun and clever and the action is both well-placed and solidly detailed. Humor and dialogue are highlights in this story, keeping readers well informed of developments, emotions and the progress (or lack of) that happens. Plenty of twists throw spanners in the works, and the characters work to overcome or adapt, adding tension and a fast-forward pacing to keep readers engaged. A romance is budding between Kenna and Draven, and is taking its first steps to more: perfectly balanced and paced considering all of the tumult around them.
Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, this story is character and action driven, rather than relying on a great deal of world building, but this does not impede understanding or enjoyment: the characters really ARE the stars of the show, and Kenna takes up the mantle of chick in charge with flair. This book made me happy, and while there was a sort of cliffhanger to end, there was enough information hinting at things to come and keeping me interested in what comes next. Childs and Deebs have started a fun series with this book, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Author: Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs
Series: The Hero Agenda #1
Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance -Adult, Teen Reads
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Published on: 2 June 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Kenna is tired of being "normal". The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating in a world of absolutes. Villains, like the one who killed her father, are bad. Heroes, like her mother and best friend, are good. And Kenna, unlike everyone else around her, is completely ordinary— which she hates.
She’s secretly working on an experiment that will land her a place among the Heroes, but when a Villain saves her life during a break-in at her lab, Kenna discovers there’s a whole lot of gray area when it comes to good and evil and who she can trust.. After all…not all strength comes from superpowers.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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