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But so are heroes.
Sparks are champions of weird science. Boasting capes and costumes and amazing super-powers that only make sense if you don't think about them too hard, they fight an eternal battle for truth and justice...mostly.
Darklings are creatures of myth and magic: ghosts, vampires, were-beasts, and the like. Their very presence warps reality. Doors creak at their approach. Cobwebs gather where they linger.
Kim Lam is an ordinary college student until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and three housemates into Sparks - and drafts them into the never-ending war between the Light and Dark. They struggle to master their new abilities - and (of course) to design cool costumes and come up with great hero-names.
Turns out that "accident" was just the first salvo in a Mad Genius's latest diabolical scheme. Now it's up to four newbie heroes to save the day, before they even have a chance to figure out what their team's name should be!
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By Donaithnen on 11-16-17
Great start to a new series!
I've been a big fan of James Alan Gardener and his previous "League of Peoples" series for years, so I had high hopes for this new book. Those expectations were met, and I'm looking forward to the next book, "They Promised Me The Gun Wasn't Loaded".
This book has the same humor, sometimes dark, always wry, that the other series displayed in spades. Thematically it combines the trope-aware interpretation of super heroes/villains demonstrated in books like "Soon I Will Be Invincible" with the large and in charge creatures of the night portrayed in many urban fantasy books. The combination is both weird and wonderful.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Lindsey Choi on 11-17-17
It was cool to have a gender queer MC. Very much a girl power book and I loved that. Fast paced too as the book takes place in just a few hours of one night. Definitely recommend!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful