by Matthew Pritt
In The Supes we follow the son of a world renowned Super who can turn himself invisible. But Slip Stephenson doesn’t come near his father’s super power, and all he can do is to turn himself completely black. Totally the lamest super power of all time.
Slip is a student at the School for Underage Power Enhancement and Refinement (SUPER), and after years of failing his Super-exam (cause what use can turning black really be) he is now on his last year. Either he must pass the test or he will have to live his life as a regular civilian. Slip does not want to be “normal”, but how can he pass the test with his lame super power?
Slip and his fellow classmates, who are in the same position, has to work together as a team and make the best of their useless super powers if they are to make it in the Super world.
I found the premise of this novel to be quite intriguing even though I’ve already had my share of superhero novels. I thought it was impossible to make something new in this genre, and it was with a lot of skepticism I started to read this book. But how I had to eat my own words this time. I loved this book. I found it to be entertaining and fun. It was easy to read and had a nice pace that never really made any part of it slow or boring. The characters were nicely developed, and from the start I felt for Slip and the other characters. His team had characters from many different backgrounds and with personalities that really separated them from one another. There was humor and jokes mixed with more serious topics. It was just like any school of teenagers, and it was interesting to learn about these characters and their world.When they faced problems, I struggled with them. When they laughed, I laughed too.
I think the author has done a great job coming up with a twist to this Superhero genre and there wasn’t much in this words that reminded me of any other Superhero novels/movies/comics etc. Matthew Pritt managed to create characters with unique powers. And his worldbuilding was great. I always had a clear picture of what the characters and their surroundings looked like.
I’m highly impressed with the author’s work, and I recommend this book to everyone. A well deserved 5 stars from me on this one.
Get your copy on Amazon on April 11th