Saturday, 6 June 2015

Review: Powerless - Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs

Written by: Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Edition: Kindle
Pages: 320
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Kenna is tired of being "normal". The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating in a world of absolutes. Villains, like the one who killed her father, are bad. Heroes, like her mother and best friend, are good. And Kenna, unlike everyone else around her, is completely ordinary— which she hates.

She’s secretly working on an experiment that will land her a place among the Heroes, but when a Villain saves her life during a break-in at her lab, Kenna discovers there’s a whole lot of gray area when it comes to good and evil and who she can trust.. After all…not all strength comes from superpowers.

If there was one thing that I could tell you about this book it is that it is totally and completely magnetic. It draws you in and plays with your emotions until the very end. You are literally stuck pouring over the pages because there are so many things happening and so many things that you don't want to miss. Powerless follows the amazingly witty Kenna Swift as she goes on a mission that defies all that she believes in. This book has literally anything that you can wish for, romance that makes you fell all giddy, sci-fi with a mix of superheroes plot that leaves you speechless and all out action and drama that continues throughout the entire novel.
"Seeing in black and white is highly overrated." 
From the very first pages I could tell that this book would be non stop action and drama. The pace is so fast that it feels like the events unfolding are happening over a year not a week. But just when you think its got you, it's over, and that something can't possibly top that it adds another twist to the mix that leaves you reeling, spiralling and wondering what could possibly materialize next?! This was great in the beginning because it sucked me right in but halfway through I did tend to feel that it was a little too much too soon and that everything seemed to just be veering out of control.
'Just because I don't have a power doesn't mean I'm powerless.'
One thing that really stood out for me was the main character herself. I literally loved Kenna Swift. She is the epitome of a strong and bad-ass heroine, mainly because she doesn't know it yet. Not only that but when you add her to the romance that is blossoming within the novel, that's when you start cheering for a fairytale happily ever after. It's a subtle and not in your face insta-love, instead you are able to see it develop into more throughout the storyline. Which is another thing I loved about this novel, because it really made you see the characters more clearly. It simply is a well developed romance, that adds to the storyline, and has you cheering from the stands. 
'The girl inside me, the one who is falling for him despite all the reasons she knows she shouldn't, melts.' 
All in all, Powerless is an epically written action story with a beautifully hidden romance. I had so much fun reading this novel and I cannot wait to see what will be unravelled next. The action within it kept you on the edge of your seat flying through the pages. Yes, at times I felt as though we were being pushed into more unnecessary drama and I'm not quite so sure about my feelings on how it ended. But the one thing that I was sure about was the super silly smile I had on my face throughout the novel and unrelenting fidgeting of an intense ending.