Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Review: Hero High by Mina Chara + GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)


Howdy, everyone! Today, I have a fun review for all of you because it involves superheroes. YES PLEASE. Today, I'll be reviewing Hero High by Mina Chara hosted by YA Bound Book Tours so huge thanks to them!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of this blog tour.

 Down below you'll find my review of the book, the links to where you can purchase a copy for yourself as well as a GIVEAWAY! Yay! I hope you guys enjoy this one! Read on, bookworms!

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Rating: PG
Genre: Fantasy
Score: ❤❤❤❤
Page Count: 348
Stand Alone
Publisher: Byzantion Books
Published: October 1st, 2016

Reality TV meets Superhero High School in this intriguing story about friendship, fame, and what it means to be a hero. 

In Icon City superheroes save the day every day on the quarter hour. Led by Captain Fantastic, scores of superhero celebrities do their best to train the next generation. Seventeen year old Friday Fitzsimmons and Jake her childhood friend are their latest starstruck recruits. When Doctor Dangerous returns from the dead and the Figure in Flames decimates the city, Captain Fantastic is betrayed by one of his own.

Torn between Jake, Ashley and her feelings for Doctor Dangerous, Friday must decide if her childhood friend is worth fighting for, and if the worlds most famous super-villain is worth saving, all while learning how to be a hero.

Review: 
PROS:
1. I was sold when I saw the word 'Superhero' in the description because who doesn't love a good superhero story? I was a fan of such movies as SKY HIGH and ZOOM so the idea of kid superheroes in high school that's also a filming set for a 'reality' show just sounded like too much for fun for me to pass up on. I'm so happy to have been able to read this book. Here's my review:

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2. I thought the characters were really fun and I loved seeing all the different superpowers they all had the varied from the typical super strength and flying. Our main character Fitz has the super power of being able to think at a rapid speed, spending hours thinking about such a thing as a math problem in her head when in real time, no more than a second goes by. That would totally be so useful to a ton of people I think. I thought Fitz, or Friday, was a snarky and sarcastic girl and even though she wasn't considered a 'real' superhero by others, she was determined to prove everyone wrong. She was a feisty one and though she did come across as a little immature at some points and tended to react rashly and on impulse, she was quick to redeem herself which I really liked since it kept me interested in her character. Add in Veronica who was all about the showbiz and getting any drama on film and cared about nothing else, Fitz's teammates that I wished we saw more of in the book because they were awesome, and Ashely who never hesitated to put Friday in her place and tell her what's what and constantly reminded her that she got on his nerves, it was very entertaining character wise.

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3. The concept of both superheroes and supervillains going to a special high school just for them was really original and I applaud that idea because I have never read a book quite like it. It had a really nice pace for most of the book and the author did a great job of establishing the famous superheroes of their world such as Captain Fantastic and Sense. Superheroes are the celebrities of their world and it was really fun to see a few of the famous superheroes play certain roles in the book and help out our main character. The book also had it's supervillains, however, and let me just say that they added some major twists and turns to the story, one of which I was anticipating and even though I was able to see it coming, it was still surprising because of the deeper explanation. It's also action packed and a few scenes had me on the edge a bit and cheering for Fitz and the other characters.

4. Overall, I was really impressed with this book and I think it's such a great read for anyone who loves superheroes and action-packed storylines. I'm not entirely sure if this book is only the first of a series but I really hope there's more to come. Not only does this book have fun characters, exciting adventures, and a really fun atmosphere, but I also really liked how seamless everything was. The writing kept the story moving without any awkward jumps which made reading it nice and easy and simple to understand without getting too complicated. The romance in the book also wasn't the forefront of the story but only a smaller sub-plot that didn't take the spotlight and wasn't constantly being thrown in your face. It added interest and I liked it.

The reason why I didn't give this book a five-star rating is because while I did really enjoy it, I think the conflict in the book could've been handled a little better, specifically the bigger plot twist that pops up towards the end. I think that situation could've had a little more of an explanation and fleshing out so that it didn't feel too rushed in moving past it. Because it was pretty big. Just saying.  

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About The Author:

Hi! I’m Mina Chara, I’m a student, an artist, a daughter, sister and companion to my two furry friends, Gimli and Gwynne. This blog is here because I’ve just written a book called Hero High: Figure In The Flames.

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Being dyslexic isn’t so much of a problem, the hard part  is not letting it dictate what I like, and what I can do. For years I was scared of reading, but then I discovered YA fiction, real books with main characters I could relate to because most of them were girls.
When someone criticizes my writing, I feel like crying, because I feel like that I’m back in English class getting yelled at again, just wanting to go home, but I’m not a kid anymore, I’m an adult, and as an adult, I wrote a book, and you can too. 
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2 comments:

  1. I really like the sound of this book! When I read the title I also thought of Sky High immediately, and that movie was pretty much everything in my childhood, so <3 I especially like the sound of the creativity behind the idea, of both types of superheroes going to the same school. So cool!

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    1. Yes, I loved that movie growing up!! I think all superhero stories are just awesome because I'm such a huge fan of superheros :D

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