Monday, 29 July 2013

Review - To the Fifth Power (The Powers Trilogy #1) by Shirin Dubbin

Blurb from Goodreads:
Three years ago, Zola Noite's nemesis killed her sidekick and forced her to watch. The guilt drove her to hang up her cape. Zola knows one thing for certain. She will never be a superhero again.

Psychologist Dr. Arturo "Fort" Forte specializes in super-powered mental health. He’s the only reason Zola can once again call herself sane—although, truth be told, the heat between them is slowly driving her back to mad.

When three mega-villains escape the prison Fort oversees, all Zola's best laid plans go up in flames. Fort asks her for help, and she can't turn down the man she's secretly come to love. As battles ensue and clues add up, the one thing Zola trusts is called into question: Fort's true agenda and which side he’s on.
My review:
*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Entangled Publishing and Shirin Dubbin*

 2.5/5 stars

I love superheroes so I was really excited to receive a copy of this book to review. It's an 85 page long book about Zola, a retired superhero, whose sidekick was brutally murdered in front of her. The story takes place three years later when Zola is forced to return to her superhero ways when three villains escape from an asylum and come after her.

I don't know whether it was the writing style or the characters but I didn't really connect to this story. I liked Zola who was broken after what had happened. I also liked the other superheroes that featured in the book. I didn't really like Fort the love interest. Some of the things that happened were a bit confusing and weren't explained that well. So overall I found this book to be a bit disappointing.