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.
I really like the cover for this, glad it was a good read for you!
yes it was a nice one
I loved the first one. Does that mean that Glimmer Man isn’t in this one, or is he the friend you talk about? I really want to read this one. Glad you liked it:)
Yes he is too! It’s her friend, yes.
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!
yes it’s interesting to see how the character will manage to act to make her family change
I love superheroes! Love the cover also.
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).
yes it was a nice one there. Right? Waiting is the worst
I am glad that the ending and the big truth reveal caught you by surprise, that usually is a good thing.
WEll now I want to read both books..LOL
they’re a lot of fun
A morally ambigouis herione on the path of redemption? Yup, sign me up for this series!
lol it was really well done
It does sound good
This sounds good. Glad you liked the sequel – sometimes the second book isn’t as good.
yes I know…
Awwe sounds fun.
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 🙂
I think you would like it too
Oh superheros. I have so much fun with those kind of characters. Verity sounds like an interesting character and one I would like to know. Brilly review!
Ooooh. This sounds like one I’d really enjoy! 😀 Thanks for sharing about it.
I’m gonna have to try the first book because this one sounds good.