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An alliteration addict approves...
on 4 November 2013
Meta is a novel about Connor Connolly coming to terms with his life altering after becoming the first known bearer of metabands in a decade. The bands grant the owner, and only it's owner, super powers that can vary between each metahuman. Unfortunately, the bands don't come with an instruction manual so it is up to Connor to learn exactly what he is capable of as a metahuman.
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..