My Review of: Class Heroes
I was given a copy of Class Heroes, by Stephen Henning, in exchange for an honest review. I thought that the blurb did well in that it drew me to the book and made me want to read it. I thought that the cover was a little underdone and not very professional. It didn't really work and seemed a little on the amateurish side. As for the book itself and the story, here are the things that I liked and the things I didn't like.
The things that I liked:
I liked the two main characters. The characters were very well written and had really great personalities. They seemed to work well with each other in the book and were very natural most of the time. I also liked the character of Philip Randerson and the explanation for his powers. Lolly was also a very great character and made for a really awesome villain. There were other characters as well that I thought worked well in the book. Overall, I thought the story was a strong one. It was a cool and different take on superheroes. Although I would've liked to have known more about why they were targeted and their family history that made them targets, I understand why it was left unsaid. It gives the reader something to look forward to in the upcoming books.
The things that I didn't like:
Okay. First of all, I do think this book has a lot of potential. There are just a few areas that distracted me or made me lose interest. I caught a lot of grammatical/misspellings/etc errors. Those are very distracting to the reader. I found myself stumbling over them constantly. You might be able to get away with them here and there but too many and it becomes a chore to read. The plot was a little too slow at times and could've used a little more cohesion. At this point, I think the mysterious villain backing Lolly and Lolly herself should've been in the story a lot more. They were the initial cause of the attack but you barely hear from them. The sleepwalkers were a slow start. I think maybe they should've been explained a little earlier. I liked that plot, but I think it could use some touch ups. I'm not sure what, exactly, but I do know that I only found myself actually wanting to to read the book in the last couple of chapters of the book. I think there has to be more suspense and action. Something to draw the reader in and make them want to keep reading.
Stars: Three out of Five
Overall, I did like the story. It was a good one. Maybe not great, but it has the potential to be great.
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