“The streets of Arcania are overrun with crime, deteriorating as a madman named Fortune makes himself at home. He shows no mercy, striking down anyone in his path – including Nova Benson’s little sister. Devastated, Nova vows to seek justice for her family, but aside from her freak strength and impenetrable skin, how is she supposed to stop a monster like Fortune?
Cole Warner wants to help people. Entrusted to keep his family’s secret, he’s also frustrated at having to hide his gift. He knows he could do more to help in the fight against Fortune. If he could convince his sister Penelope to join him, they might even have a chance at beating him. When Cole meets Nova, he realizes his whole world is about to change. And he’s going to welcome it with open arms.
Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan.
Then again, neither was becoming a superhero.” Amazon.com
*I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review
Nova is a normal teenager with a teeny tiny secret: she’s indestructible. She’s lived her whole life with that secret. Her family knows, but no one else. She lives without using her ability and happily doesn’t question it, until one day a tragedy strikes changing her life forever. Lost in her sadness, she vows to bounce back and get revenge.
Using her grief and anger as fuel, she begins her transformation into a vigilante. During her escapades she learns more about herself, her power, and she learns there are others like her. She also discovers a few of them go to school with her.
Cole and Penelope are siblings who have spent their life moving from one town to the next in an effort to keep their abilities a secret. A near accident involving Nova causes them to use their abilities, thus revealing themselves to her. Together they decide to team up and stop the evil that is overrunning Arcania.
This story is pretty amazing. It hooked me from the first sentence. I felt Nova’s pain and grief, then her anger and thirst for justice. I loved the character building and the world in which Arcania exists. It reminded me of certain city in which a black caped billionaire detective with an affinity for bats resides. Her support team is awesome too! Her best friend Amber is fun and sassy, while Penelope is fearless. Cole, is a hero in the traditional sense. He’s cautious, level headed, generous, and always tries to do the right thing. Her best friend Henry is a shark when he scents a story and is always looking for the truth.
This book is the first in a trilogy, which I very much look forward to finishing! I happily give this book 5 out of 5 stars! This story was so good, that I could easily see it as a series on the CW or SyFy. It was such a good book and I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to read it.
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