Saturday, July 12, 2014

{Book Review} Sidekick by Auralee Wallace

Sidekick
by Auralee Wallace
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Released:June 1st 2014
Genre: Fiction- New Adult: Super Heroes
How I got it: NetGalley

Heroes meets Bridget Jones in this brilliant, hilarious debut novel about a girl who just wants to save the world...

Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.

Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.

Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.

Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.

Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy...

Review: I'm a comic geek at heart, and love superheroes. I thought the idea of a fallen socialite daughter turned super heroes to be interesting.
Bremy left home and was cut off from her family fortune, basically disowned. Now unable to get work, not street smart in the least and with no friends she's hit rock bottom. What's a gal to do? Become a superhero, of course. With nothing but steadfast determination and a second hand catsuit, she is bound to be Dark Ryder's sidekick.
Bremy is nothing is not stubborn, despite being raised by Atticus St James possible criminal genius she has a deep sense of right and wrong. Surprisingly she also has a need to stop wrongs when committed, even if she's on the fence about it. Witty and smart mouthed, she needs a little more time in the gym but over all has the will to be a superhero. The plot moves along at a good clip, with interesting and highly entertaining secondary charterers. Bad guys show up at all the wrong times, at least for Bremy. I found the timing great. The end was kind of sad, but I liked the twists and turns that the book took to get there.
Over all a decent read, fun and action packed just like a superhero book should be.


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