Tuesday, January 07, 2014

2014 book 8

Carrie Vaughn's Dreams of the Golden Age
The long-awaited (at least by me) sequel to After the Golden Age centers on Celia's teenage daughter, Anna, who's been hiding her powers from her parents and secretly assembling a team of superheroes among her classmates. They're teenagers, so some ridiculous ego-driven power struggles arise--I think I like reading about superheroes more when they're a little bit older and less stupid. Despite that, the characters are all really likable, and it's nice to see what Celia and her cohort have been up to. The big bad villain's motivations don't make a ton of sense, but I really enjoyed the way this wrapped up, and would definitely read more books set in this universe. A-/B+.

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