Friday, May 27, 2011

After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

Wouldn't it be hard to be just a regular run-of-the-mill kid if both of your parents were superheroes? What would it be like to feel that you're a constant disappointment to your father who not only heads up the Olympiad (the superhero group), but is adored and revered by all (even though privately he's a bit of a jerk)?

Celia, the only daughter of Blaze and Captain Olympus, lets us know it totally sucks in this very fun novel about growing up in the shadow of your super-human parents.

I really enjoyed this book. We get to see behind the mask, and the very human downfalls that even superheros can't avoid. Celia is a fantastic character to follow. She's smart, wry, and embittered in just the right amounts. As a reader, I was rooting for her from the get go. There was quite a bit of humor in this story (Celia gets kidnapped so much she is quite blase about the whole experience, frustrating her kidnappers to no end).

I really think this could be on next year's Alex Award list.

Book Source = Tayshas Review Copy


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Definitely worth your time, and I plan to move on to this author's other works. If they're as entertaining as this one, I've found a new author to follow.

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I love this book for how human Celia is. If you're looking for an action thriller with cover-to-cover fight scenes or dark gritty gotham streets, this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a great story with credible and interesting characters growing into their own skin mixed with a fresh perspective on a world with superheroes, you should not let this one go by.