The streets of Arcania are overrun with crime, deteriorating as a madman named Fortune makes himself at home. He shows no mercy, striking down anyone in his path – including Nova Benson’s little sister. Devastated, Nova vows to seek justice for her family, but aside from her freak strength and impenetrable skin, how is she supposed to stop a monster like Fortune?
Cole Warner wants to help people. Entrusted to keep his family’s secret, he’s also frustrated at having to hide his gift. He knows he could do more to help in the fight against Fortune. If he could convince his sister Penelope to join him, they might even have a chance at beating him. When Cole meets Nova, he realizes his whole world is about to change. And he’s going to welcome it with open arms.
Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan.
Then again, neither was becoming a superhero.
You know that you’re in trouble when you are reduced to tears in a book before you even finish the first chapter. I mean, what kind of author attempts to emotionally break you before you even get to know the characters? An evil author, that’s who… kinda makes you wonder which side of the villain/hero fence Liz Long would fall if she was a citizen of Arcania, doesn’t it?
As you probably gathered, SuperNova started with a very intense ‘bang’ and it really never slowed down from there. Nova was one of those characters that you can’t help but like. She had a power that she couldn’t explain, parents who loved her and a little sister who treated her like a hero. Once tragedy struck, nothing was the same. Nova shut down and closed herself off from pretty much everyone, yet she had one good friend who didn’t give up on her. I loved Henry for the most part, but even he had his limits… and his weaknesses.
Then there was Cole. He and his sister Penelope shared their own secrets. They were a part of a world that Nova had no idea existed, even though she was a part of it.
There were some surprising twists, secrets revealed and some still kept close. There were also a few unanswered questions that I hope get answered sooner rather than later… which reminds me… did I mention the CLIFF HANGER?? The fate of more than one character is left hanging in the balance at the end of SuperNova. It’s a good thing that Fortune’s Favor is scheduled to release in July.
If you haven’t read any other books by Liz Long, SuperNova is a good place to start. While you’re waiting for the next book’s release you can check out her Donovan Circus series, which starts with Gifted. You can also learn more about the Heroes of Arcania on the trilogy’s website.