Rise of Heroes review ☆ 3

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  1. says:

    Thanks to HC's constant pimping I started this book out with high hopes and expectations This being because I am a self admitted Superhero freak I desperately needed my super power fix like Lindsay Lohan needs Crack Like Bra

  2. says:

    First review from reading May 2nd 2011The MC is so funny look forward to reading the rest of the series Second review from reading 020612OMG THIS BOOK IS FUCKING AWESOMEIF You havent read it you should It's so funny and cu

  3. says:

    In the beginning I was only really liking this book but by 50% I was loving it and could not put it down Eric was such a funny teenager He kept his hair dyed blue and was always trying to gross out his sister Liz at the breakfast table by colo

  4. says:

    I'm definitely looking forward to finishing this series The MC Eric is so funny in that sarcastic teenage way and his obsession with blue dye

  5. says:

    This is so sweetThis story really made me go back in time to my teen years and to my teen reads Eric is a wonderful guy so cute and so normal and I mean that in the best way His problems and his reactions were tho

  6. says:

    This is easily a brilliant beginning to a great new series The first in a planned trilogy the non stop action and fabulous characters immediat

  7. says:

    I was so excited when I found this and read so many glowing reviews I was even excited when I found myself thoroughly enjoyi

  8. says:

    WonderfulI should have never put off reading this series so long There are two things I love about Hayden Thorne's writing that is abundant here her completely uniue and wonderful characters and her her dry humor usually given thro

  9. says:

    I really liked the book It is well written and witty in a good way The MC is a believable 16 years old in his rebe

  10. says:

    The ReviewHonesty from the outset It's got SUPERHEROES I'm the kid who spent their afternoons and weekends watching He man and the Masters of the Universe Transformers and Astro Boy cartoons I'm not ashamed to admit that I've never looked back since GRINIt's YA YAYFirst things firstThis is a well written extremely sly and humorous story about an ordinary teenage boy who finds himself caught in the middle of a fight between newly e

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review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Hayden Thorne

Strange things are happening in Vintage City and sixteen year old Eric seems to be right in the middle of them There’s a new villain in town one with super powers and he’s wreaking havoc everywhere and on Eric’s life The new superhero who springs up to defend Vintage City is almost as bad making Eric all hot and bothered enough so that he almost Rise of Epubmisses the love that’s. In the beginning I was only really liking this book but by 50% I was loving it and could not put it down Eric was such a funny teenager He kept his hair dyed blue and was always trying to gross out his sister Liz at the breakfast table by coloring his milk and eggs with blue food coloring I also really like Eric s friends Peter and Althea view spoilerEric and Peter were so cute together In the begining of their relationship it didn t seem to me that Eric was even attracted to Peter But that all changed around 50% when I really started getting in to the book hide spoiler

review Rise of Heroes

Rise of Heroes

Right under his nose Peter is Eric’s best friend and even if he does seem to be hiding something most of the time he finds a way to show Eric how he feels in between attacks on trains banks and malls The two boys decide to start dating much to the chagrin of their other best buddy Althea who has a terrible crush on Peter and a secret or two of her own to keep As the fight between the De. This is easily a brilliant beginning to a great new series The first in a planned trilogy the non stop action and fabulous characters immediately immerse the reader into a comic book world filled with wit charm and adventure The theme of superheroes and super villains is not necessarily new but Thorne delivers a fresh and thoroughly entertaining voice in Eric as an average almost boring outsider to the action Although technically a young adult book as Eric is only sixteen the themes presented and wonderful writing will engage readers of all ages The uintessential teenage voice of the narrator will have readers sympathizing and empathizing with his trials and tribulations This is definitely an incredibly strong start to a wonderful seriesEric is an everyday sixteen year old teenager He has trouble in Chemistry and Geometry forgets to take out the trash every night and has a deep fascination with the color blue He is openly gay but has yet to have a boyfriend His two best friends consist of a shy insecure be speckled Peter and the outspoken fag hag Althea What starts as being in the wrong place at the wrong time sends all three into a new world as superheroes and villains emerge in the tiny sleepy town of Vintage City Unfortunately Eric seems to be the sole outsider in the small trio without any interesting powers even as his friendship with Peter takes a decidedly romantic turn With a new threat on the horizon and his determination to use Eric as a pawn the average boring life of a typical teenager is about to changeThe story is narrated in first person from Eric s perspective and is a totally delightful voice The humor and wit of an acerbic teenager comes through brilliantly Eric is sometimes sarcastic defiant pouting moping upbeat energized bored and sick He has a common every day life with parents and a bratty older sister who keep the young man grounded when his thoughts run off to angst ridden haikus and blue food dye He is hormonal and often lusty coming of age in a time where his imagination gets action than anything Although there is nothing graphic Eric is still a teenage male with all the associated dreams wants and desires The fun humor and lighthearted manner this is handled add another layer of texture and flavor to the highly enriched taleThe various other characters from Magnifiman Peter Althea to the Devil s Trill and even Eric s parents are all less developed but no less essential to the story Each has an important part to play even Bambi Bailey and the RPG community Although the driving motivations for each of these characters are deeply seated in a comic book atmosphere Eric s fresh voice and reactions give a uniue and delightful spin on the classic tale Eric is often in the wrong time and place but struggles with being the outsider with no purpose and no special attributes His family s reactions and Eric s own internal musings are often hilarious as he views the world with a slightly sarcastic and irreverent eyeThe writing itself is tight and solid with fast paced action and truly stunning dialogue There are numerous laugh out loud comments mixed with a lyrical uality to the descriptions that come alive in the prose The plot itself has some holes but these are placed on purpose to no doubt meld in with future books having read the entire series back to back I can say this works incredibly well if you also read it similarly This book sets up the characters their relationships and the setting perfectly while entertaining and leaving you wanting The humanity of the narrator and the heroes and villains comes through poignantly at times showing the allure and awe of those able to do the impossible However the story also hints at the possible downside of such power and responsibility especially for those that are still growing and maturing themselvesSome great examples of the humor woven throughout the story Okay that s it Mom blurted out throwing her hands up No trains for you and anyone else in this household Take the bus I don t care if slugs on Valium outpace those things just take them Mom buses could be the next ones to be sabotaged Well what do you want We can t be held hostage by terrorists She glowered at me from where she sat digging her fork into the skinny and rather dry looking sausages on her plate Take the bus Eric and don t argue I slunk back into my room my heart aching for my idol I scribbled a couple of verses before I went to bed sonnets that time yearning outrage and an empathic connection in iambic pentameter Then I dreamed of him arresting me and taking me into custody Not once did I demand to see my lawyer and yes I came willingly It was also during my Golden Age of Haiku when I grew to loathe the dawn hours and their murderous effects on dreams and I think I messed with Mom s mind when I insisted on washing my own clothes and sheets I couldn t put down this page turning exciting and entertaining romp in a comic book The tone is clearly meant to gently mock that very setting and through the eyes of a humorous and often sarcastic teenager the book certainly delivers that well The real test is that the next two are eually enjoyable and only deepen the creative and uniue voice of Eric Be sure to start the series with this first book you won t regret it

review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Hayden Thorne

Vil’s Trill and Magnifiman picks up Eric’s relationship with Peter almost ends before it begins when Eric finds out about Peter’s special talents which might just rank Peter as a superhero in his own right When the Trill takes an interest in Eric Peter and Althea along with Magnifiman and Eric’s normal middle class family all have to work together to keep Eric and their city safe.. I really liked the book It is well written and witty in a good way The MC is a believable 16 years old in his rebellious phase There is also a sweet relationshipThe 4 stars are absolutely deserved Still I can t imagine to buy the other 3 books I don t think that this is a contradiction it s just that I prefer books with conflict and adult MCs