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Heroine Worship

Hero Complex #2
Sarah Kuhn

Daw Books
July 4, 2017/ ISBN 9780756413262

Reviewed by Jan Fields


In Heroine Complex, we met Aveda Jupiter and Evie Tanaka, two superheroes battling demons from another dimension while trying to hold on to their friendship. The focus of the first book was Evie and her reluctance to be a superhero, but Heroine Worship turns the focus on Aveda Jupiter. After realizing how self-focused she'd been in the past, Aveda turns her attention to being the best possible friend to Evie and that means being the best possible maid of honor for her friend's coming wedding. Aveda is sure she knows exactly what will make Evie happy, even more than Evie knows herself. Unfortunately Aveda can't focus on the wedding because there's some new demonic critter that invaded and no one is quite sure what is going on, but it doesn't look good. As with the first book in this series, this one combines humor, romance, heart and serious butt-kicking action, but somehow the plot hangs together better in this book. Though some of the character revelation is far from surprising, the characters have enough charm to keep us reading even when the author makes a few too obvious choices. Aveda is a fascinating hero with more than enough flaws to keep her human, but a good heart under it all. I also enjoyed the romance. As with many romantic entanglements, the characters tend to be their own worst enemies, but this time the missteps feel more natural. I enjoyed the first book; and I liked this one even more. It was fun and engaging. If you need a light, feel-good read, this one will definitely fill the bill.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Heroine Complex #1
Heroine Worship #2
Heroine Journey #3

Reviewer Janis Fields is the author of over two dozen books for children and adults including Threads of Deceit, Ghost Light Burning, Wellspring of Magic, and Emerald Dragon.

Reviewed 2017