Meet Megaera, Meg for short. She’s like Deadpool, except for funner.
For a girl with the power of fear the recruitment attempts from both sides are never-ending. A self-described not-a-hero, villain-leaning humanoid, Meg just wants to live her life, work her dead-end job and have everyone else (especially the heroes) leave her alone. But when a bigger fish who can turn superpowers back on their users enters the picture and threatens the person Meg loves the most (herself), she must turn to the last group of people she would admit she needs help from.
Forced to team up with the heroes she despises (but won’t murder, because let’s face it, orange is not the new black), Meg will have to face the choices from her past that she won’t get therapy for. Self-centered, snarky, sarcastic and a little bit dramatic, she’s going to have to save the world, even if that wasn’t her intention. And try not to get shot in the process. Because that shit hurts.
This book was so much fun!
Meg is a snarky and brash narrator, and she’s not the only character that made me laugh aloud (Virgil had his moments too.) All of the heroes and villains featured in the story were unique, though some of them had some familiar abilities. I really found Meg’s interesting, and her take on her own ability isn’t what you’d expect from a typical superhuman. Her struggle and her desire to just be left alone made her feel more human, more relatable.
I also liked how some of the “heroes” did some pretty shady things, giving them an unexpected dynamic that you don’t see much in superhero stories. And some of the villains at times do the right thing (albeit with a lot of complaining in some cases, which added some more humor.)
I had a hard time putting this book down, and ended up finishing it in one day. It was a really entertaining read.