Scarred by Erica Hayes

Sapphire City, Book 2

Synopsis: Superpowers don’t make you a hero.

Verity Fortune’s crime-fighting days are over. In exile, defeated by her smug supervillain nemesis, her shady past exposed—even her own superpowered family condemn her as a traitor. Whatever it takes, Verity’s determined to prove she can still be a force for good.

Now, Sapphire City faces a new threat. A delinquent duo with extraordinary powers and a terrifying talent for destruction. Outmatched and on the run, her telekinetic powers faltering, Verity can’t defeat this menace alone—but who can she trust, when the only person who believes in her is her arch-enemy?

Review: I enjoyed the first book and I found it very interesting to follow superheroes for a change. I must say that Verity went through many things in the previous novel and I was curious to find out what would happen to her now.

Left to herself and facing her family who doesn’t trust her anymore, our heroine tries to regain her place little by little. Yet her relationship with the mayor and her sworn enemy makes her a pariah in their eyes and that’s why she is abandoned by all except her only friend. She will therefore have to prove herself and to make everyone understand that she has changed and that she can also be there for them. But now, while trying to resist Vincent, something already really complicated, she also has to face a big threat … Yes, two teenagers have decided to terrorize the city and it seems that their powers are much more dangerous than what they would have thought.

I enjoyed this new novel, seeing Verity trying to recover, to face her fears and to become the person she wants to be. It’s not easy but she is also helped by her friend and she realizes that she can be more than what she is now. However, their new enemies are far from what they may seem and it’s true that I was very surprised when I learned the truth at the end of the story. I think you will be as well!

Anyway, I had a good time again with the story and I admit that I am curious to see again how Verity is going to make it after all that happened.




25 thoughts on “Scarred by Erica Hayes

  1. I haven’t read the first book, but I’m always up for a heroine on the path of redeeming herself to her family and friends. It sounds like a lovely, complex tale, and I’m going to have to check out the first book. Very good review!

  2. I haven’t read too many superhero stories Melliane, so this sounds like it might be a fun series for me! Yay for a little surprise at the end, I both love those and hate them (I only hate them because then of course I have to wait for the next book to learn more).

  3. I haven’t heard of this book or even of the series, but now that I’ve seen that cover, this isn’t one I’ll forget for a while. What an arresting cover and description. If I saw that in the book store, I would have stopped to give it a look for sure 🙂

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