Rising Stars: Born in Fire

Rising Stars: Born in Fire

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Over twenty years ago, a comet struck the Earth just outside the town of Pederson, Illinois. There were 113 children in utero when the flash hit, and every one of them was affected, gaining extraordinary super-powers as they grew older.

The people of the world, initially worried by what the children might become when they reached adulthood, now fear what they will do with the powers they've gained�and who might suffer should the "rising stars" start to think they could run the world better.

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ISBN-13: 9780743435123
Publisher: ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/25/2002
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.77(d)

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Rising Stars 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Over twenty years ago a comet struck outside the town of Pederson, Illinois. The children who were in utero when the comet struck, all 113 of them, gained super-powers when they were born.When one dies the others gain in power, some of the superheroes are trying to live normal lives, but someone is hunting them for their powers and things will never be normal again.Interesting but I need to read the rest of the series to decide what I really think.
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This book absolutely captivated me. The story foucuses on thirteen children. These children are then dubbed 'Specials,' because of there contact with a meteor flash in a small town. This flash gives them these amazing abilities that make them like superheroes. Some of these abilities are similar to what the X-Men or Fantastic Four have, but the way the government goes about 'protecting' them is truly interesting. The bond that the 'Specials' share, and the abilities they have show a real world perspective when a mass of superhuman beings are forced to prove their worth and face adversity against the people and perhaps one another. One of the downsides that leads me to give it only a four is the similarities to the X-Men story. The government becomes involved with the 'Specials,' as in the X-Men series, but the overall set up is what changes the scenario from X-Men caliber to originality.