This standalone novella in the smart, snarky, and action-packed Heroine Complex series follows personal superhero trainer Lucy Valdez and friends Aveda Jupiter and Bea and Evie Tanaka as they combat a new supernatural threat.
Lucy Valdez is many things: fight trainer/bodyguard to superheroines, fabulous vintage fashion plate, undisputed karaoke queen at local joint, The Gutter. She is also one of the toughest fighters in all of San Francisco without superpowers. So why can't she seem to confess her feelings to her longtime crush Rose Rorick, head of the San Francisco Police Department's Demon Unit?
Well.... actually, she knows why. She's afraid Rose won't like the real Lucy, the Lucy underneath all the fabulous bravado. (She is still fabulous underneath that bravado--just in a different way.)
When a mysterious new karaoke star rises up at The Gutter and eclipses her, Lucy finds her confidence further shaken--and when strange, seemingly supernatural happenings threaten both this new star and The Gutter's very existence, she must rise to the challenge and investigate alongside Rose. Will Lucy be able to vanquish the demonic threat to her beloved karaoke haven, confess her true feelings to Rose, and reclaim her karaoke throne?
This is a delightful romp in a universe I intend to get better acquainted with. I have not read any of the Heroine Complex series and this standalone seemed a good place to jump in. Set between the first and second trilogies this book focuses on Lucy, a member of the team without superpowers but just as formidable in her own way. More character development and exposition than a mystery, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Lucy. While I now want to get to know all the others better this was an easy-to-follow read even without having read the first trilogy. Recommended. ~~ Stephanie L Bannon
For more titles by Sarah Kuhn click here