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Everybody in Chicago has a “superhero sighting” story. So when a villain attacks editorial assistant Gail Godwin and she’s rescued by superhero Blaze, it’s a great story, and nothing more. Until it happens again. And again.
Now, the media has dubbed her Hostage Girl, nobody remembers her real name, and people are convinced that Blaze is just Gail’s boyfriend Jeremy in disguise. Gail’s not so sure. All she knows is that when both Jeremy and Blaze leave town in the same week, she’s probably doomed. Who will save her now?
But when the villains miraculously lose interest, Gail is able to return to her life…until she wakes up strapped to a metal table by a mad scientist who hasn’t read the news. Escaping, and now more than human herself, she’s drawn into a secret underground world of superheroes. She’ll have to come to terms with her powers (and weakness) to make it in the new society, and it’s not easy. After all, there’s a new villain on the rise, and she has her sights set on the one and only Hostage Girl.
I liked this story. Like both DC and Marvel’s comics, and like reading book with characters that have abilities, which was what first caught my attention when reading the summary. The next thing was that I wanted to read a superhero story where the main character was a girl, I wanted to read something from that perspective.
I was surprised when I found out who Blaze was, I didn’t think that that person would be a superhero. The tile may be a spoiler, but you need to read the book to know.
Superheroes Anonymous is the first book that author Lexie Dunne published. By the way the book is written, I thought that she might have more books before this one, but this is her first one.
I’m on Gail’s side when she gets mad that they forget her name instead calling her Hostage Girl or just Girl. But I think that once, or if she becomes a superhero she might stay with the name of Girl, that’s my guess.
This is a good book, but if you’re not a fan of cliffhangers, then I don’t know how your are going to react, this story ends with a big cliffhanger when you feel like the book is getting to the best part.
If you like superheroes stories or female superheroes, I recommend you to read Superheroes Anonymous by new author Lexie Dunne, where you have heroes that fly, lift heavy objects, run fast and more, and meet supervillains with energy beams, mad scientists and robbers.
Who is your favorite superhero? Tells us in the comments.