Sidekick by Auralee Wallace

Synopsis: Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.

Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.

Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.

Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.

Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy…

Review: The synopsis of the book immediately intrigued me when I read it. I have not yet had the chance to read a lot of books about superheroes but I’m more and more attracted to them.

Bremy St James left her family and her father trying to live her own life, away from the man she hates. But behind her, she also left her twin sister who does not really understand what is happening. Unfortunately, being away from her father also means forgetting all the money he shared with her, and therefore this is the beginning of the problems. Oh yes, because in addition to it, Brianna is really unlucky and quickly owes a large amount of money to very unsavory people. However, she meets Ryder, a vigilante, during a special event and our young heroine seems determined to become her apprentice. But then she is forced to keep her identity secret to avoid her father, so he doesn’t look too closely at it, but it finally seems impossible. Oh yes because the man seems determined to release a new technology that could change the world as she knows it. We don’t know at the beginning of the story why the girl decided to leave the life she had and I admit that I was very intrigued to discover the truth. Ultimately, it is true that I was not expecting that and I was quite surprised.

It was quite interesting to follow Bremy during her adventures. This girl really has no luck and I was impressed to see the situations in which she was able to be found. She is lively, enthusiastic and above all she always tries to do the best in her life. Fortunately for her, she finds many friends who can help her, whether Bart, the geek; Ryder herself although she did not really have a choice; Queenie a nice neighbor or Pierce, the charming reporter. Although I enjoyed the last one, I was quite surprised to see his naivety. It’s pretty rare to have men like that in books, but this is really the case here. However, he does not lack of charm and it was pretty cute to see him with Brianna. Regarding the father of the girl, I let you discover for yourself how much crazy he is, but I confess that I am curious to know what exactly the twin sister of heroine will become. Yes, because my feelings are quite vague about her.

It was an interesting book, but we have several questions. I think the second book will give us some answers.

3-5

mellianefini

36 thoughts on “Sidekick by Auralee Wallace

  1. I haven’t read very many books about superheroes either Melliane. In fact, I can’t think of a single one I’ve read, so this would be my first! It’s a shame so many questions remain unanswered in this first book, but like you said, the second book might contain all the answers you need:) Looking forward to your thoughts on it!

  2. I enjoy books with a superhero theme, and I admit that this book’s cover would have caught my eye as well. Hopefully some of your questions will be answered (twin sister) in the next book. Thanks for the wonderful review on a book I haven’t seen yet, Melliane 🙂

  3. I haven’t really read any to do with superhero’s either, only in a different deviation like X-Men types. I love when you get to discover the them before that though, and what leads up to them becoming and doing what they do. Glad there’s surprises in there too, and even if you still have questions by the end of it, let’s hope book#2 answers them at least! 🙂

  4. It has been a really long time since I have read a book about a superhero in the real sense of the word. This one does sound interesting and I loved your review for it. Makes me want to pick it up and give it a try. 🙂

  5. I’ve seen a lot of superhero films lately but i havent read all that many books with superheros so i am majorly intrigued by this one since i feel like i have an itch to scratch lol
    Great review 🙂

  6. I love superheroes and that cover is fantastic so I will definitely check this out, I might wait for the second book though, my reading experience might be better if I did. Awesome review Melliane! 🙂

  7. The cover caught my attention, then I read the book was about superheroes and my head started going all ‘YEAH! This must be an awesome one! » I’m glad you shared your thoughts, Melliane, I think I’ll definitely have a deeper look at it! 🙂

  8. This sounds like an awesome superhero book! I want to read more of those, but so few of them look interesting enough to pull me in. This is the first I’ve heard of this one and I like the idea of the story being about an apprentice/sidekick character. Love the cover too, I actually thought this was a graphic novel review at first!

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