Hero High: Figure in the Flames
by Mina Chara
Genre: YA Mystery Romance/Superheroes
Release Date: October 1st 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
Reality TV meets Superhero High School in this intriguing story about friendship, fame, and what it means to be a hero.
In Icon City superheroes save the day every day on the quarter hour. Led by Captain Fantastic, scores of superhero celebrities do their best to train the next generation. Seventeen year old Friday Fitzsimmons and Jake her childhood friend are their latest starstruck recruits. When Doctor Dangerous returns from the dead and the Figure in Flames decimates the city, Captain Fantastic is betrayed by one of his own.
Torn between Jake, Ashley and her feelings for Doctor Dangerous, Friday must decide if her childhood friend is worth fighting for, and if the worlds most famous super-villain is worth saving, all while learning how to be a hero.
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– I Really Loved The Book
I am so looking forward to book two. I love the world you’ve created and I want to explore it more. I thoroughly enjoyed Friday and her story.
– I Really, Really Enjoyed This Book!
The way that Ashley and Friday’s relationship progressed was amazing. Too often, in books the two main love interests relationships progress way too quickly and it was refreshing to see Ashley and Friday’s relationship develop gradually instead of it being super rushed.
– I Would Give This Book a Full 5/5 Stars!
Like there was just so much to this book and none of the characters are like what you originally predicted. Every chapter keeps adding to the story and making it more and more complex, and it leaves you on the edge of your seat in suspense.
Guest post: My Top Ten Heroines
From the Disney Chanel Original movie Sky High, a movie that still remains on my watchlist for when I get the monthly blues. I love that movie so very much, I kid you not, I could write an essay on the thing and who knows? Maybe I will…
Captain Janeway from Star Trek Voyager
Captain Janeway never seems to be a contender for best Star Trek Captain, but she is one tough lady and I love her for it. Even when it seems that every member of her crew is working against her she manages to keep them together and get them home. She is sorely under appreciated as a captain and I get pretty upset when I hear people insulting her.
I don’t think I’ve ever liked a version of Lois Lane outside of Lois and Clarke. In that show she was kind of mean and pushy, after all she’s a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, she has got to be a bit pushy! I love this depiction of Lois Lane so much, I get genuinely upset when she’s boring, or sugary sweet and kind. No, Lois Lane is a psycho; she’s out for the truth.
Classic, tiny, terrifying, no fingered superheroes. I love them, and their strange comedic timing from the original series. They were a special kind of hero, and if you’ve never seen powerpuff girls, you should.
From the new Star Wars trilogy. I expected Rey to be a side character and was pleasantly surprised when I found out she was the hero, and even got to pick up a lightsaber! Rey has introduced me to the world of Star Wars, and I’m forever thankful.
I never paid much attention to Supergirl until the CW TV series, which went out of it’s way to reappropriate typically ridiculed feminine memes utilizing love triangles, bright colors, and a bubbly protagonist. Supergirl sums up its moral argument for the entire show in one line, “if you perceive “Supergirl” as anything less than excellent, isn’t the real problem you?” Supergirl has always been about pointing out it’s not a bad thing to be called a girl. And I will always love it for that.
I have a lot to say about X-23, or Laura Kinney. She was first invented for the TV show X-Men Evolution, where she stomped around with huge leather boots and an oversized leather jacket growling at people and wrecking things up. To child me she was a bit of role model, I just loved how angry she was. Then the comic books picked her up and ruined her as a character, and made it weird. Don’t ask, I will rant about it for hours.
My family used to play Tomb Raider games every Christmas, and when I was a kid I really adored her. I still do, though I don’t have much fondness for the reboot of the series, it came off as too serious, and frankly boring. Tomb Raider was special to me because it was always a little ridiculous. And no, her name is not Laura, it’s Lara. She’s English.
Amu Hinamori is a girl from a manga I read when I was about twelve. It had a huge impact on me as person. The manga was called Shugo Chara, and the main character was someone I really related too, which had never happened to me before. Most people are scared of Amu, they think she’s a bit of a thug, but she has a love of really girly things, and gets into confrontations because she’s trying to help in the only way she knows how, so Amu will forever be with me.
Agatha Of The Woods Beyond
This character comes straight from The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, someone I may have tweeted about once or twice. (Don’t look it up, it’s fine.) I wish I’d found his books and Agatha at a younger age, because something tells me they would have had the same impact that Shugo Chara, and Amu Hinamori did.
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