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Average, with bad characterisation and ending
on 7 September 2012
I would say the book was highly average.
For one, the author had priced the book higher than similar books. Maybe it was my fault, but I was hence expecting a better book.
The book is about a group of second rate heroes, with powers like making drunk people sober, healing 1 mm of skin, and the heroine Keepsie, who can keep anything safe from being stolen.
The books started off good, and is a good read. However, I didnt like the character of Keepise, the main heroine. For one, she cant seem to make up her mind about who is good or bad. The so called "Good guys" (the superheroes supposed to fight the evil etc, who work for the government and draw a salary) in the book are a bunch of bullies, who torture and try to kill Keepsie and her friends. And yet, when one of Keepsies friend (who had been tortured) tries to fight them, she calls him a traitor. Its like she is Miss Perfect, 'oh we will take the high road'. And the next second she is fighting them herself.
The ending wasn't satisfying either. The evil scientist is defeated, but the most of the evil "super heroes" who had tortured Keepsie's friends get no punishment. There is no investigation into their actions. The books ends with Keepsie training with the same organisation that tried to murder her.
I would have like Keepsie to take a moral stand, to fight, to choose the right path. Instead, she comes off as a whiny loser, who mistreats her friends because they fail to keep up with her own moral standards.