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by Carrie Vaughn
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bloodviolet
bloodviolet rated it 8 years ago
I really enjoyed this one. Not quite a five star but pretty close. Recommended to those that enjoy comic books like Justice League or Justice Society.
bloodviolet
bloodviolet rated it 8 years ago
I really enjoyed this one. Not quite a five star but pretty close. Recommended to those that enjoy comic books like Justice League or Justice Society.
Scavenging Book Stores and Libraries
I am so glad that I read this book just weeks before the sequel comes out! It's not that this ended on a cliffhanger or anything like that -- in fact, if I'd read this when it first came out, I wouldn't have thought there would ever be a sequel. The book is complete on its own. No, I'm excited be...
drey's library
drey's library rated it 9 years ago
Celia West is tired. Of what it means to be the daughter of two superheroes – the world’s greatest champions. Of being noticed, and not for the right reasons (see previous line). Of not having any superpowers of her own. And, not that she knows it yet, of being afraid of her own past.Then she’s aske...
Squee
Squee rated it 10 years ago
Although I read this book in a single afternoon, I ended up feeling irritated and a bit cheated at the end. An awful lot of the book is a prolonged whine by the main character, Celia West, who has a major issue with being the normal daughter of two super-powered parents. The book starts out all righ...
Nocturnal Book Reviews
Nocturnal Book Reviews rated it 10 years ago
4.5/5It's no secret that the past few books by Carrie Vaughn I read I was disappointed with, but this glorious novel restored my faith in her writing talent. Seriously, this book was absolutely fantastic. Think of Hancock and The Watchmen. It's surreal, full of life and very grounded. This is not a ...
So Many Books, So Little Time
So Many Books, So Little Time rated it 10 years ago
To me, Celia West acts like the non-powered child of two hugely famous superheroes should. She's insecure, she rebels by working for their arch nemesis... You know, the usual. I thought the love story worked and I was surprisingly affected by a death late in the novel. Celia's voice was entertaining...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 10 years ago
This was a pretty decent novel for what it was: a Silver Age superhero story trying to be a prose comic book.Celia West is the daughter of Spark and Captain Olympus, who lead the Olympiad, Commerce City's greatest superhero team. Much to her parents' disappointment, Celia didn't inherit any of their...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 10 years ago
The daughter of the world's greatest superheroes has no superpowers, and just wants to be left alone to have a nice, normal life as an accountant. But then she's kidnapped yet again, and then her parents' arch-nemesis is put on trial for tax evasion--and she's called as a star witness. Modern sto...
TheBecks
TheBecks rated it 10 years ago
So it seems that this book was destined to help me make up for lost time! I absolutely could not put this book down once I started it. And I have to say that I was completely surprised by this book. It was so much better than I ever thought it would be. It starts out feeling a little comicbookish, a...
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