Powerless - YA Review by Nick B

Reader: Nick B.
Age: 15
Title: Powerless
Author: Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pub Date: 06/02/15
Galley: No
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: I am unsure what to think of the book Powerless. It has a fairly decent and original plot. The characters are mildly developed throughout the story.  However I think the author could have made the book longer and included more details. In the story the characters live in a world where people have superpowers and are marked as being a hero or a villain. The world sounds very interesting and the author could have done a more detailed explanation of the world and its history. The author has much to improve on in her writing style. 
Memorable or Forgettable: The book was mildly entertaining and mildly memorable. However if the characters and world were more developed this could have been one of the better books of the year.  When I picked up this book and started reading I had hope that it would be an interesting book to read. However because of the lack of character development and a very predictable story line it did not succeed in being an interesting read. I hope that in the sequel the author can improve upon her lack of character development to create a far better book.  
Cover: I hate the cover of this book. It displays an eye with some sort of glimmer/reflection type sparkle. This cover could have depicted any of the much more interesting parts of the story such as a hero using his powers against a villain or the logos of hero and villain. Instead they put a picture of a girl's eye on the cover which poorly reflects the contents of the book.
Age Range: 14 through 15
Quality: 3Q - Readable
Popularity: 2P - Only for special interest

tags:  fantasy / suspence / ya lit

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