Review: J.D. Wright – Masked (Superheroes UnderCover #1)

I was sent an eARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis

No one ever said that being a superhero was easy…

Vada’s To-Do List:

– Turn 18 (check!)
– Register super name
– Order supersuit
– Attend superhero indoctrination
– Graduate high school
– Start kicking criminal tail

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck?

Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.

NOTE: Masked is an Upper-YA paranormal. It contains adult language, mild/moderate sexual content, and moderate violence. It may not be appropriate for younger teen readers. 

Expectations

After reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer and loving it, I quickly found out there aren’t a lot of novels about superheroes, as opposed to comic books. That’s why I was immediately interested when I came across Masked.

Review

The Incredibles meets Spy Kids, that’s basically what you can expect from this book. It was a very entertaining read, full of action. However, there was hardly any character development, and the villain’s motives never became clear, especially when it comes to Eden, a newly turned villain.

Conclusion

Fun, but nothing amazing. Recommendable if you’re looking for a book that reads like watching a movie.

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