Book Review: Superheroes Wear Faded Denim by Law Reigns

14058779Title: Superheroes Wear Faded Denim
Author: Law Reigns
Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance
Publisher: F3WSINC
Publication Date: May 20th 2012
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Review copy provided by the author in exchange for honest review.

Blissany Cherry is tired of sleeping around. Her neurologists’ sleep solutions have failed her. Now that her bizarre sleeping habits have begun to include week long dreams she has resorted to her own methods for a cure.

METHOD ONE: CONTROL DREAMS. All attempts to morph dreams about a gorgeous warrior into romantic fantasies are thwarted. He keeps on insisting she is destined to marry a great king and lead their armies into war. At the end of every dream he asks her: will you fight the war and save mankind?

She laughs in his face.

METHOD TWO: RESIST! Blissany has plans for her life. None include fighting an intergalactic war. When her dreams begin spilling over into reality, she is forced to make a decision that will forever redefine her life. Standing between destiny and desire, she is left with only one option.

METHOD THREE: SURVIVE.

Superheroes Wear Faded Denim is an intense rollercoaster of a book. It’s dark, gritty, complex and fascinating from page one until the very end. I was so enthralled with this book I kept on turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. This story has an entirely different outtake on what it means to be a superhero, the Angel lore, and the ancient battle of good vs. evil. I was more than a little amazed, and definitely enjoyed this book.

The main character, Blissany, is a delight to read about. Her thoughts range from focused to all over the place, which happens to a lot of young adults/new adults. Since I’m a college student myself, I loved the scenes at college, the roommates, classes, lunch, etc. Then, with the addition of the supernatural, things just turned one thousand times more interesting. What I found also very intriguing about this book is that it doesn’t offer the main character as the sole fighter or supernatural creature in this world, some sort of “chosen one” but instead focuses on Blissany and her friends, working together as a team to defeat the evil of this world. This is one of the first books featuring supernatural teams I’ve read, as opposed to singular heroes, and it works really well. Although Superheroes Wear Faded Denim also features multiple POVs, I had no trouble keeping up with them.

My only pet peeve with this book was how difficult the main characters’ names are. The name I had especially problems with was Wanikiya. I still don’t know how to properly pronounce it. And while I can take one or two ‘special’ names that one was just a bit too special for my tastes.

Superheroes Wear Faded Denim is different, special and original. The plot is forever evolving, with twists around every corner. The narrative is concise, the writing decent. I recommend this book to all fans of the New Adult genre, and fantasy in general. If you’d like to see an original take on Angels, try this one out as well.

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