- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (29 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1492263710
- ISBN-13: 978-1492263715
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 654,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Tom Reynolds graduated from The University of Maryland - College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, where he also accidentally minored in English. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with a dog named Ginger, who despite being illiterate proved to be a really great late night writing partner. He is also the co-host of the popular comedy podcast The Complete Guide to Everything and the new pop culture podcast Pop Everything.
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Top Customer Reviews
The novel is told in the first person and Connor is instantly likeable in this role with his tragic past, his awkward encounters with his crush, Sarah, and his relationship with his mysterious mentor, Midnight.
There are plenty of action scenes as the story unfolds and builds up to the final encounter. Along the way however there are also some funny moments as Connor discovers his powers and tries to keep up his normal life working at the lake.
Fans of the podcasts that Tom co-hosts with his good friend Tim will also recognise a few references with one in particular towards the end that caused me to laugh out loud on my morning commute. It was worth the awkward glances I received!
Overall I would recommend this as being well worthy of a read as it was fast paced, entertaining, amusing and with some interesting characters for whom there is still a lot of mystery to be solved, perhaps in a future novel..
It's a book about super heroes for young adults but isn't overly geeky and not patronising either.
A nice easy, enjoyable story that keeps you interested and wanting to find out more afterward.
The book is funny, witty and very easy to read. It's one downside is that it is far too short - that isn't to say there isn't a lot happening, but as I said earlier there isn't a lot of description and the main character does seem to go from decision to decision fairly quickly; it's really up to you to fill in the gaps.
All in all, I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the genre and has a great imagination.
The story begins with an immediately likeable and genuine character, Connor, and quickly 'sets the scene' for the novel. The story is very humorous and entertaining, and those who follow the podcast 'The Complete Guide to Everything' will quickly begin to notice Tom's wit and humour within the text.
The novel deeply emerges the reader into the struggle of Connor's newly grained superpowers and the consequences this places upon his moral and social judgement. Tom has created an extremely real character that satisfies the reader whilst challenging their moral compass. The closing scenes of the novel provide a good base for further exploration of the Meta world and the characters within it during a next novel. I definitely hope this is the case.
Ultimately, it is a fantastic, easy read, that will provide many laughs and just basically put you in a good mood. If you follow Tim and Tom's podcast, it is an absolute necessity you read this book, its awesome.
I'm a real pendant and I usually get really annoyed when books don't follow their own 'rules'. Reynolds is clearly the same and has really thought through the implications of the superpowers, on both an individual and global scale.
Made me laugh out loud on numerous occasions, especially when perfectly describing the awkwardness and insecurity of adolescent flirtations.
This is a superhero novel for the twitter generation. I've never read a superhero work where the consequences of social media are explored in such detail, although I'm surprised he didn't mention any podcasts!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've read other books like this and this is definitely one of my favourites. Tom Reynolds you have a fan for life if you keep producing stuff like this.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Loved the book, couldn't put it down. Give it a try, you will not reject it.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this book during the holidays for my 14 year old son. He finished it in no time and I had to buy the second part. Now he can't await the third book.Published 11 months ago by Katja F.
Good book, was looking for something with super powers, along with a bit of humour and a good plot, definitely found it.Published 12 months ago by Jess howard
This is up there as one of my favourite books, everything in it is fantastic. The characters and the world they inhabit are well thought out and above all else, very likable (my... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Nick Rushton