Superheroes Anonymous

Superheroes Anonymous

by Lexie Dunne

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Everybody in Chicago has a "superhero sighting" story. So when a villain attacks editorial assistant Gail Godwin and she's rescued by superhero Blaze, it's a great story, and nothing more. Until it happens again. And again. Now the media has dubbed her Hostage Girl, nobody remembers her real name, and people are convinced that Blaze is just her boyfriend, Jeremy, in disguise.

Gail's not so sure. All she knows is that when both Jeremy and Blaze leave town in the same week, she's probably doomed. Who will save her now?

Yet, miraculously, the villains lose interest. Gail is able to return to her life … until she wakes up strapped to a metal table by a mad scientist who hasn't read the news. After escaping—now more than human herself—she's drawn into a secret underground world of superheroes. She'll have to come to terms with her powers (and weaknesses) to make it in the new society, and it's not easy. After all, there's a new villain on the rise, and she has her sights set on the one and only Hostage Girl.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062369123
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Series: Superheroes Anonymous , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,180,004
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lexie Dunne is a woman of many masks, all of them stored neatly in a box under her bed. By day a mild-mannered technical writer and by night a novelist, she keeps life interesting by ignoring it completely and writing instead. She hails from St. Louis, home of the world's largest croquet piece, where she can be found reading comics and spoiling her dog. Supervillains Anonymous is her love letter to the caped evildoers of the world. She does not count herself among their company, no matter how many cliffhangers she writes.

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Superheroes Anonymous 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a fun quick read. I enjoyed the characters and world building. However, I really dislike stories that pause in the middle of the action with a TO BE CONTINUED "ending." Maybe that makes it truer to its comic book roots, I don't know,but it just feels like half a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I prefer series in which each book can be read as a standalone, it drives me nuts to really enjoy a book and then find out it ends in a cliffhanger and the next one hasn't been written yet. Other than that, this was one of the best reads I've had in a long time. I hope the next one is out soon!
CranialSpasm More than 1 year ago
This was a really fun read. Can't wait for the next one!
VictoriaNoir More than 1 year ago
From the beginning to the end, this is such a fun read! Gail (or should I say Hostage Girl!) has such a great voice throughout the novel, a voice I find myself relating to. Her reactions are very adult and yet incredibly funny and witty. The characters are so great. The plot is exciting even though there's less action. I actually appreciate that the novel is more about characters and story than it is action/fight scenes like a comic book would be. The ending was so comic book, though, even ending with a "To be continued". Just so classy and amazing. I cannot WAIT for the next book in the series!! I recommend this for EVERYONE! Whether you like superheroes/comics or not!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great start to what I hope will be a lengthy series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks to someone close to the author for having the latest I the series. Glad I got this one to check it out and off to buy the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lighthearted yarn with a twist ending. Next installment is set up nicely. Good work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny fast paced.
ScatterPrime More than 1 year ago
Loved it, it had me entranced from cover to cover. Keep up the great work!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read. Can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a guy who grew up on comic books, I really enjoyed Lexie Dunne's take on the genre. She brings an obvious love for comics to the story with plenty of inside jokes. Even if you don't know a lot about superhero comics, I think you can enjoy this one. The story's strongest parts focus on Gail learning all the behind the scenes stuff that superheroes do between their adventures. There's a lot of great world-building. Perhaps the only gripe I have is that a lot of the plot remains unresolved by the end of book one, which isn't all that different from how a first issue in a comic book series would end. I'm giving this four stars, but I'll admit that it's closer to a three-and-a-half. I opted for four over three as a show of faith that the next book(s) will lead to a satisfying payoff.
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kbam More than 1 year ago
Loved the world-building in this and it's a fresh take on the superhero genre.