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Saturday, August 13, 2022

We Could Be HeroesWe Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think this was an okay superhero-type adventure. By this point, we've already had a great deal of super-powered novels to go along with our super-powered movies, comics, video games, tv shows, and whatnot, so it really becomes a game to see A: how good the characters are, B: how good the base story is, C: how messed up the worldbuilding or power-particulars are.

In this case, it's just okay. A mild villain and a mild superhero, doing the road trip thing to relieve their amnesia. The particulars were fairly fun and the line-crossing between hero and villain was what really made this pretty decent, and the characters were solid.

So why aren't I falling all over this? Probably because it's coming late to the party. The closest books to this one, offhand, are the earlier awesome novels by Jackson Ford, starting with The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind, or even Brandon Sanderson's Steelheart series.

If you're into this kind of genre and devour everything like it, I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it.

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