Zero Sight by B. Justin Shier
Deiter Resnick is a bright kid plans to get out of his hometown of Las Vegas. He has the smarts to do it and a bright future has an accomplished scientist he can just get a full ride to college. His life was simple he kept his head down and worked on getting that full ride. Then the next thing he knows the gang leader he was fighting is missing his head and part of the school is blown up and deep down he knows he's responsible. Soon he's neck deep in a world his brain says that shouldn't exist. To complicate matters worse is the hot young female vampire that sets his libido racing that he meets on the bus to college.
This is really is a short book content wise and it ended with me scratching my head saying really he stopped here? But I really did enjoy it despite those two flaws. Shier really delivers with the character development I think. He throws this really bright scientific oriented kid head first into the world of magic where he's one step behind every one else something he isn't used too.
Despite the overall lack of content and odd ending Zero Sight does a great job of setting up the World that the book takes place in. And it does a good job of setting up the next book in the Series Zero Sum. The only downside some are going to find with it is that it is an E-book exclusive right now. Considering the multiple e-reader apps and devices this shouldn't be to big of a deal.
Confessions of a D-List Supervillian by Jim Bernheimer
It's never easy being a D-list supervillian. It's even harder when said D-list supervillian is the last one who can actually save the day. Calvin Matthew Stringel known as Mechani-Cal as always had rotten luck. A D-list supervillian who makes a living selling weapons and robbing the occasional bank to keep the coffers full at home. So when a botched take over the world scheme happens and renders the heroes and villains of the world taken over by Mind control bugs he is the only one left free. So what does a D-list supervillian suppose to do? Hide or actually try and save day?
This was a fantastic book to read. Stringel is a fun and sarcastic character. In most superhero stories the super hero is most often a paragon of virtue. But in this book they are almost exactly as you would get them in real life. You have the billion dollar playboy with the suit of Armor his team of scientists built while running a fortune 500 company and an ego the size of the grand canyon. You have the rich clean cut super power kid that is a kid TV star that has a image consultant. It honestly feels exactly what you would expect if super heroes were real. With backroom deals and cover ups. In this book the most honest people are the supervillians.
The only bad thing I can honestly say about the book is the pacing. For the most part the mind control bugs takes up about a small portion of the book. One minute he's getting info from captured heroes and then the next he's used that info and freed a bunch more and is planning on how to get rid of the bugs. I honestly think that the author could of split the book into two books and done way more with the first quarter of the book.
It was still a great read and I highly recommend reading it.
Wearing the Cape by Marion G. Harmon
Ten years ago every one blacked out and when they came around super powered people started to appear. They are called Breakthroughs. When certain people under go extreme stress or physical danger their power breaks through. And this is the story of one such person.
I really can't think of anything bad about this book it is quite good and in my opinion a must read.