Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Invincible by Dewayne Haslett Review

Expected Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Format: ARC
Page Count: 208 pages
Source: Author
Series: Invincible #1


Troy Connor has no idea who he is. He doesn’t know where he came from, or how and why he ended up in the crime-ridden streets of Detroit. All that he knows are the disturbing nightmares that haunt his mind, the strange, powerful skills he develops, and the plans he has in store for them.

As he learns to harness his new abilities, Troy must deal with being in love for the first time, a deadly enemy sent to destroy him, and a mysterious stranger who may hold the secrets to his past.


This is the first in the Invincible Trilogy and for a self-published book, it was really good.

It starts out with Troy waking up in a man in his 30's house, Brad. He doesn't know where he is or who he is, only his name. He doesn't know how he really go there and why. Only that he has these powerful abilities that no normal humans have.

It isn't until Troy's second day of school he finds out he has these powers. He discovers them after a fight with the football player Rick, who is badly injured after that. (Let's be honest, he deserved it.)

This kinda reminds me of The Amazing Spider-Man. But here me out, a nobody in the beginning, a somebody and a hero in the end. When you read it you'll understand.

Brad was like a father to Troy throughout the book. He took him in, took care of him, fed him, drove him to school, provided a home, and other family like qualities.

Troy isn't alone in this world. He has Jack and Taylor. Jack befriended him immediately on the first day of school and I just adore him and he's actually pretty funny. Taylor is pretty and wants to be a journalist. She and Troy has this crush romance going on throughout the whole story.

I will be honest, the relationship between Troy and Taylor seemed a little sudden but I am interested to see where this will go.

The beginning is mostly about character building and we see Troy adapting to his abilities/powers and figure who he really is. It isn't until the end where we are introduced to the enemy but it went so fast it didn't even matter. Plus when we finally know who he is I was like "Uh, what?" and "How do you even pronounce that?"

Just a side note; Lion-Man. Seriously? Lion-Man. XD Man, sure. Lion, not so sure. If I choose the name, I say Drifter like how he's so fast he drifts away from whatever happened like nothing happened and pretends he doesn't know anything. I don't know.

This is really a fast paced book and when I say fast pace I mean fast pace. I finished about like 2-3 hours. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next book. Hopefully I'll get an ARC.

ARC provided by the author and publisher


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