Thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin are shocked to discover that they are in fact the beginning of a renewed superhuman race. As they rise to take the place of the lost generation, the unimaginable truth behind the explosive final battle that occured ten years ago between the superheroes and the supervillains is exposed. And when the past resurfaces, Danny and his fellow superheroes must face new challenges that threaten their survival. On the run from everyone, and not knowing who is friend or foe, the one ability the new heroes are going to need the most is the power to distinguish good from evil.”
It’s been more than a couple of weeks since I finished reading this book. To tell you honestly, I’m having a hard time writing about this one because I don’t know if I like it or I don’t. Coming from Super Human and The Ascencion, I feel as if I should like this book. But I don’t think I do.
It wasn’t bad. It was well-written, and the pacing was good. Except, I was already exposed to the better written prequels. By the same author. So I couldn’t help but compare the three books, and I found this one lacking. Our protagonists, Danny and Colin, are not as endearing as Lance was in the prequels. And then we have a third female hero who doesn’t really bring much to the table in terms of telling the story–
And speaking of the story, I didn’t really grasp the gravity of the plot/premise until near the end of the book. When we were told that ridding the world of superheroes might kill the heroes. It wasn’t until that point that I actually went, “ah! so they really do have to stop the villains.” Because all throughout the book, I didn’t get the point of all the running, the escaping and the fighting. The Awakening is nothing more than set-up, I think. And the scene with protagonist Danny, where he sees a vision, only strengthens this idea that the first book just wants to set up what may happen in the succeeding books.
Was my interest piqued enough for me to buy the second book? Truth be told, no. Except I had already bought the second (and third) book prior to my finding a copy of the first book. And since the books are a fast read, I thought, I might as well read them too.
Good thing I did. The second and third book were much better than this first one. But I’m not writing about them in this post.