May 132011

Other People’s Heroes by Blake Petit
Rating: 5/5
Source: Review copy from author
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords, Author’s website

Josh Corwood has always wanted to be a superhero, and when he unexpectedly develops a special talent, he is excited to join the league. But what if the life of a superhero isn’t as real as it seems?

I have never read a superhero story before, so I didn’t know what to expect. What I got was an amazing read. Action, excitement, surprise, and even a sweet love story.

Josh is a really nice guy. He has a solid moral and ethics code, and everything he does is in line with this. This makes for a refreshing, and very likeable character. His crush, and resulting romance, is very sweet, and totally unexpected.

Most of the characters are very accessible, and easy to understand. There are a few cliche-type personalities, but this fits with the superhero theme. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and realistic facets that each personality had. I’m not sure if this was just my reaction, or if it also had to do with Josh’s surprise at this development as well. Either way, I liked it.

There were two bonus stories included, Lonely Miracle and Inciting Incident. Both of these stories were awesome, and complimented the main story well. I loved the little insight into a specific superhero’s story. I’d love to read stories about the other characters.

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