Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Review: Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs


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.

Publication Date: June 2, 2015

Powerless had a super strong start! I ended up loving the concept of the world being separated into heroes, villains, and “normals.” At first, the idea sounded silly, but the author made it work. The book was extremely well written and action-packed.

Kenna as a normal was very likable. She felt useless around superheroes, but made up for her lack of powers with spunk. Although she hated being without powers, she tried to use her other qualities to help others. The secondary characters were interesting too, especially once the reader is introduced to the villains.

The book wasn’t long, but there was so much that happened between the pages. The novel never dragged and seemed to move to one action scene to the next. The suspense was spot on as danger constantly closed in on Kenna and her friends.

What I didn’t like about the book was the petty squabbles between members of the group. The constant bickering was VERY annoying. It made me dislike some of the characters at times and they lost my sympathy for their cause.

The romance in the book was good, but lack of time between the characters alone together kept it from being great. After the ending, I imagine there has to be a sequel, so I see more of a development in that area in subsequent books. The ending was really good and made me excited to read more.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. Kenna being normal sounds like a character that I could enjoy reading about and relating to.