Friday, July 10, 2015

GIF Review: Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracey Deebs

Author: Tera Lynn Childs and Tracey Deebs
Series: The Hero Agenda #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Superheros, Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Format: ARC
My Rating: 4 Stars
Summary From Goodreads: 
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.

My Thoughts


When I received Powerless, I was on a complete superhero high. I had just seen Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron and began watching Agents of SHIELD on Netflix. Powerless was the perfect book for me to read during this time. So what would be more fitting than a Marvel themed gif review? :D

Kenna Swift gets stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time. Working a late shift in her mother's lab, she becomes a witness to a break in by three of the most notorious villains. Although she doesn't have any superhero powers, she holds her own using the training her best friend Rebel taught her.
(Go Kenna!)

While the villains are naturally conceived as evil, Kenna distrusts them even more because one of them killed her father when she was younger. However, things get even crazier after her run in with Draven, Nitro, and Dante at the lab. It turns out Dante's twin brother has supposedly been kidnapped by the superhero league, and Rebel plays her own part in it as well. To complicate matters even more, Kenna's mother suddenly disappears, and Kenna realizes that the line between good and evil might not be so black and white after all. 
Together, the five of them have to work together to uncover the hidden plans of the League's leader, Mr. Malone, while saving Deacon and Kenna's mom. 
The plot of Powerless definitely kept me hooked, and I loved the character dynamic in the group. Rebel certainly lives up to her name. She's an awesome friend to Kenna, extremely loyal, and undoubtedly kickbutt. Kenna was a strong character in her own way as well. Even in the face of all the chaos, she managed to work through her differences and help out Draven, Nitro, and Dante without any superpowers. 
And of course, things wouldn't be complete without romance. Draven and Kenna definitely become closer as the novel progress, and no one can deny the tension between them.   
(Draven and Kenna=I ship it!)
The only downside I found was that the ending seemed a little too unresolved, even with a second book in the works. The situation with her mom is left uncertain as was the whole secret building level ordeal. I did, however, like the plot twist at the end involving Kenna and her self-discovery. 

I look forward to reading what's in store next for Kenna and the gang. I'm certainly curious surrounding the whereabouts of her mother! Hopefully some more awesome superhero action occurs
Overall, Powerless is the perfect book for superhero and fantasy fans! 
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Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning author of the mythology-based Oh.My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp, the mermaid tales Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever and Just For Fins, and a kick-butt trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa that includes Sweet Venom, Sweet Shadows, and Sweet Legacy. She has published two e-novellas, Goddess In Time and Pretty In Pearls, and self-published her City Chicks sweet chick lit series. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

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Tracy Deebs, also known as Tracy Wolff, collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.


  1. There is little doubt in my mind that this book will make me a happy reader. I love superheros! Fun review.

    1. This is the perfect book if you're looking for a fun, superhero filled read! I had a blast writing this review :D Although, I kept on getting distracted by all the awesome Marvel gifs out there, so it took me a lot longer than it should have! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. This looks like such a good read! I've been watching S.H.I.E.L.D, so I need a little more SUPER in my life! :)
    Happy Reading,

    1. I loved SHIELD! I totally binge watched both seasons in a week. xD This is the perfect book for all superhero fans! It's such a fun read too :D