Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to San Francisco's glamorous local superheroine, Aveda Jupiter...who was once her best friend Annie long ago, before a rift between dimensions scattered random superpowers across the city. Annie grabbed onto her new superpower whole-heartedly and flung herself into the spotlight, renaming herself Aveda Jupiter and fighting demons on livestream to the delight of her internet fans; Evie panicked and hid as deeply in Annie's shadow as she could. But when she has to take Annie/Aveda's place at an event with the help of a magical glamour, she's finally forced to recognize her own true strength in more ways than one....with the help of a very nerdy, very hot scientist, lots of great friends, AND her angry, conflicted little sister.
This book was so funny and fun and so full of real heart, it filled me with pure delight throughout. It's full of fun urban fantasy adventure, hot (AND sweet and funny) romance, intense female friendships and complex, important family relationships. Basically, it has everything I love most in a book! And it's all done so well. The characters are great, their relationships are real, and I felt happy every time I had a reading session. (I actually forced myself to take breaks near the end just because I didn't want to be finished!) Also, again and again as I read, I was thrilled to see characters actually talk through their issues with each other in smart, thoughtful ways instead of letting them drag out into the Big Stupid Misunderstandings I'd actually expected. SO great!
Plus fun fight scenes, great banter, and fabulous humor throughout! I loved it.
I cannot wait for Sarah Kuhn's next book!
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Daw Books (5 July 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756410843
- ISBN-13: 978-0756410841
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
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