Review: Supervillains Anonymous

Supervillains Anonymous, Lexie Dunne (Superheroes Anonymous #2)

Published June 30th 2015 by Harper Voyager Impulse

ebook, 192 pages

Source: e-ARC from Edelweiss



New superhero Gail Godwin, the one and only Hostage Girl, is in big trouble: her nemesis Chelsea is loose, someone close to her is dead, and everybody thinks Gail did it. To make matters worse, Davenport Industries has thrown her into a prison that just happens to be full of the very same supervillains who used to kidnap her on an almost daily basis.

Outside, things aren’t going all that great either. There’s a conspiracy that runs all the way to the bedrock of the superhero community, and it’s affecting everybody Gail loves. With her friends in the crosshairs, it’s up to her to escape and get to the bottom of things. Subterfuge, crime-fighting, and running away from everybody you know should be a cinch, right?

Wrong. Gail faces off against hero and villain alike just to stay alive, and you know what they say about supervillains. If you can’t beat them…join them.

I really enjoyed Dunne’s first book Superheroes Anonymous – where our heroine Gail goes from being a perpetual hostage being rescued by superheroes to finding her own super strength, some true friends and a chance at romance.  There was a major cliffhanger ending to the first book which was a bummer – so I was happy that Supervillians Anonymous jumped right into the action.  Gail is in supervillian prison after being falsely accused of murdering her friend Angelica.  

My first review called the book The Incredibles for adults and I think that stays true – though aside from some violence they’re a pretty PG read.  We find out what a jail full of supervillians is like in Lexie Dunne’s world (amazing) and just how hard it would be to break out of one.  Gail gets more answers to what set her up to become hostage girl and finds she has both more friends and enemies that she realized.  Dunne kept on surprising me at the escapades Gail both gets into and can get out of.  

Again, not a complicated read but a fun and fast book.  I liked Gail and her wit and I will keep an eye out for Dunne’s next book to see what kind of trouble she gets into next. If you like superheroes I would totally check these out for a fun read.

Thank you Harper Voyager Impulse and Edelweiss for this advance copy in exchange for an honest opinion!

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