Heroes meets Kick-Ass in this brilliant and hilarious debut about a girl who just wants to save the world...
Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.
Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.
Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.
Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.
Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy...
I love books that are written with an unbelievably real heroine. Bremy is just that. She's like a babe walking through a slaughter house and she's just starting to realize what's going on around her, but the entire time she has a chip on her shoulder. Does that make any sense? Well, it does to me.
Anyways, my point.... Auralee has done a great job at creating the characters in her book, because they aren't just characters. They could be real people. We've seen these character types in other places... the ex-socialite trying to restore some sort of karmic balance in their life (Oliver from Arrow, maybe?), the reluctant hero taking on a sidekick (SO MANY PLACES!), the computer wizard to save the day (come on, when will people realize that the nerds will inherit the earth? Maybe we can call it the Middle Kingdom then. LOL)... but here's the best part, what Auralee does with these beloved character types is something awesome and wonderful.
This was a quick read for me, I read it over the course of an evening. But the entire time I wanted to know what happens next. And I promise you, I still want to know WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? And what about our painfully oblivious reporter? What about him? I want to know what happens with Muscles... and what about those with the chips... and OMG THERE IS SO MUCH LEFT TO KNOW!
This is the kind of book where you hope that the author is already got the next one done and just waiting to release it... like any second now! This is a great, painfully wonderful, lost girl meets hero meets sidekick kind of book! Check it out... I loved it!
Auralee Wallace has played many roles in her life, including college professor, balloon seller, and collections agent. She is now living her dream of writing humorous women’s fiction. When this semi-natural blonde mother of three children (and psychiatric nurse to two rescue cats) isn’t writing or playing soccer, she can be found watching soap operas with lurid fascination and warring with a family of peregrine falcons for the rights to her backyard.
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