Sep 12, 2017

{Book Tour: Review + Giveaway} Masked by J.D. Wright



Masked (Superheroes UnderCover, #1) by J.D. Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Fantasy
THEME: Superhero, Romance
RECEIVED: Tour

BLURB:

- Turn 18 (check!)
- Register super name
- Order supersuit
- Attend superhero indoctrination
- Graduate high school
- Start kicking criminal tail

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck?

Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.

No one ever said that being a superhero was easy… 

REVIEW:

I’m a die-hard comic book nerd, since I was a kid I’d read anything and everything superheroes. I was so excited to read Masked and see someone’s superhero world come to life. There was a little bit of everything, the awesome world building of Cyper City, the reality that supers excited, the hero team up and a building romance.

Vada Lawsom is the lead heroine; she comes from a family of supers and pretty reminds me of the movie Sky High, which I loved. Her superhero name is Majestic and her main goal is to stop all these people who are getting superpowers somehow from a drug. When her best friends Henley gets the power of compulsion and the popular jock Nick Grayson gets telepathy, Vada knows things are starting to get out of control. But as Uncle Ben from Spiderman always says, “with great power, comes great responsibility”, and Vada has a lot on her hands.

My favorite part of course is the teaming up bits, Vada and Nick aka Orion, team up still not knowing each other’s secret identities, but are both determined to get to the bottom of things. I loved the back-story to both characters and their family dynamics, however sad Nicks is, I think his power helps him connect with the right people.

The villains, I usually love a good villain, especially when I’m surprised, however I knew Henley from the start was going to be a problem. She was not a nice friend, I really didn’t like her but that’s what I fell makes her a great people to root for to lose. However I do have a soft spot for Victor, I can’t help but love a speedster bad boy.

Overall there was a mix of young adult and new adult themes, not sure how I would categorize it but I’m leaning more to new adult. This was a great introduction to a new superhero world and fantastic characters, villains and author (new to me). I’m looking forward to more work from J.D. Wright, she is a great new find for me and her writing pulled me into the story and kept me hooked. Cant wait for the second book!


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Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD, Goodreads
About J.D.:
J.D. Wright is a military wife, mother of four, and author of paranormal and fantasy romance books filled with strong-willed heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and sprinkled with humor and adventure. J.D. creates artistry in many ways, as a baker and cake artist by day and author by night. You can usually find her typing away at the computer or covered in frosting.


Since discovering she has a knack for writing, J.D. has so far written and self-published eight books of the Everealm and Songs of Everealm Series and is now venturing into the world of paranormal with her new superhero-themed series. She is an avid reader and lover of all things romance so she always includes a good love story in her paranormal and fantasy novels.


Giveaway


1 winner will receive a MASKED Mug and a $10 Amazon GC, International winner will receive a $20 Amazon GC.



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Tour Schedule:


Week One:
9/11/2017- Mom with a Reading ProblemInterview
9/12/2017- Seeing Night ReviewsReview
9/13/2017- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt
9/14/2017- Book BriefsReview
9/15/2017- The Autumn Bookshelf- Interview


Week Two:
9/18/2017- Under the Book CoverReview
9/19/2017- Wonder StruckGuest Post
9/20/2017- Comfort BooksReview
9/21/2017- BookHounds YAInterview
9/22/2017- Reese's ReviewsReview

3 comments:

  1. The Superhero theme is loads of fun.

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  2. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

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  3. Oh this sounds so good! I love the cover!

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