The Vindico (The Vindico #1)
The Vindico are a group of supervillains who have been fighting the League of Heroes for as long as anyone can remember. Realizing they're not as young as they used to be, they devise a plan to kidnap a group of teenagers to take over for them when they retire--after all, how hard can it be to teach a bunch o ...more
(Okay, one's a tween but I just wanted to make a Power Rangers reference. Sue me.)
Anyway, each of these kids are chosen because they both posses the potential proclivity for different kinds of powers (such as telepathy, super strength, telekinesis, agility, and technology) AND all have been abandoned or socially isolated in some form. They are offered lessons and supplements to nouri ...more
The Vindico fits comfortably on the same shelf for me as those others I just mentioned. It tells the tale of a group of five teens who want more than anything ...more
But sometimes a book is not very literary, and yet it still is fully amazing. The Vindico is great because it doesn't give you time to ponder what you like about it, or what devices the author is implementing, it just takes you on a wild ride with incredible characters. Someti ...more
The book should have ended with a sneak preview of the next book. I expect to see the Baron's prediction come true, which is sure to be entertaining.
But I was disappointed. This book is suited for people my age, but I felt really detached from the story line. While the 5 characters were all unique, I had a hard time differentiating the bad guys.
The villains (The 'Vindico') are a secret organisation, that hold a high ...more
Wesley King does have a great sense of humour and the cast of characters he has created in his little tr ...more
This book is aimed at the YA (Young Adult) audience although I found it an interesting read.
Almost like the Justice League this dystopian world has two groups of heroes / anti heroes.
Five young adults are kidnapped by individuals with great powers. They are then advised that they have been chosen to be mentored and become members of their group who are the enemies of the famed League of Heroes. They cal ...more
Inevitably, comparisons to another prominent supervillain-focused series must arise -- the other being H.I.V.E. That series handles supervillains much better, making all but a few of the characters self-made rather than inexplicably-powered. In the book I am currently reviewing, several of the characters ...more
Besides these factors, I didn't love this book because the storyline was dull. I can honestly summarize the story in ...more
Hayden, a boy who quit school, will send you chuckling with his outstanding humor even in the darkest times.
James may be the main and most relatable character for most boys with his school ...more
Overall, it was a quick read and a fun ride. The book was mostly set up, which is why I've got the sequel in my mental to-read list, but it wasn't without its plot. There was a great cast of characters, and I got to like all of the kids for one reason ...more
This book is an inspiration to boys and girls everywhere. It make them believe that they can ...more
Awalnya asik banget, ada 5 remaja yg diculik sama penjahat, trus masing masing di kasih mentor sesuai dengan kemampuan masing masing. Ada James yang baru saja putus sama pacarnya yg selingkuh, Hayden yang cakep dan pervert, Lana yang cantik dan penurut sama orang tuanya, Sam yang naif dan lugu dan terakhir Emily si komputer jenius.
Sayangnya, awal ...more
It was fun and kind of light hearted, but I didn't think it was that great.
As for the characters, I felt disconnected from most of them most of the time. I could understand some of their actions...some. I know I didn't like Hayden, and I didn't like Lana all that much, either. Sometimes, Emily was alright, and James was OK, but Sam got to me sometimes. He was OK, though, because he was so young.
The story was entertaining and kind of cool, but I found myself wondering whether or not to carry on a...more
I lo ...more
His debut novels, The Vindico and The Feros, were both Junior Library Guild Selections. The Vindico was also the 2013 Red Maple Winner. His third novel, The Incredible Space Raiders (From Space), was an award-winner and is be ...more