We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: We Could Be Heroes

Author: Mike Chen

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Recommended For…: science fiction lovers, superhero novels

Publication Date: January 26, 2021

Genre: Science Fiction

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, villain powers)

Publisher: Mira Books

Pages: 384

Synopsis: Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the ability to read and erase other people’s memories—a power he uses to hold up banks to buy coffee, cat food and books.

Zoe is also searching for her past, and using her abilities of speed and strength…to deliver fast food. And she’ll occasionally put on a cool suit and beat up bad guys, if she feels like it.

When the archrivals meet in a memory-loss support group, they realize the only way to reveal their hidden pasts might be through each other. As they uncover an ongoing threat, suddenly much more is at stake than their fragile friendship. With countless people at risk, Zoe and Jamie will have to recognize that sometimes being a hero starts with trusting someone else—and yourself.

Review: For the most part this was a great read! I love anything involving superheroes and the power dynamic between them and villains. I loved the character development (the author is amazing at that) and the story kept me intrigued in the read from start to finish. I also loved how funny it was. It really reminded me a lot of Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.

The only weaknesses of the book I saw was the world building (I wish it was a bit more expanded upon) and the pacing (which was really slow in a lot of places).

Verdict: It was a good book!

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