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Pasts Imperfect (Action Figures #3)

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The past is coming back to haunt the Hero Squad.

Archimedes, the Squad’s first foe, is finally heading to trial, and the teen heroes aren't exactly looking forward to again facing the man capable of revealing their deepest secrets to the world — but their secrets are nothing compared to the dark truths being hidden from them by people they know and trust.

When those secret
Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published September 27th 2014 by Innsmouth Look Publishing (first published September 15th 2014)
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Patrick Hodges

As a former adorer of comic-book superhero stories and a current adorer of YA fiction, few series are as tailor-made for my tastes as Michael Bailey's "Action Figures" books. They have absolutely everything that I could possibly want in a story - great characters, great plots, great action, and a perfect admixture of humorous moments and poignant moments.

It's been less than a year since Carrie "Lightstorm" Hauser and her four besties became the
Oct 26, 2014 Suzanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Action Figures series is always good for a lively adventure, and this is no exception. But in this third volume, the personal struggles of these teenage superheroes have gained new depth and weight. Everything seems to hit the fan at once—nearly every member of the Squad has a reason not to want to go home, and the Squad as a whole faces some daunting roadblocks. There's still a colorful villain and plenty of vivid combat, but it's the compelling personal stories that take center stage now, ...more
May 24, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it
Another cool story about the Hero Squad. Some interesting reveals about their pasts and origins (as the title implies), and an interesting outcome for one of the team members. I had a lot of fun reading it... on to number 4!
Lexxi Kitty
I'm on my phone so I'll 1) be brief; 2) write something filled with errors of grammar and spelling.

Overall not a bad book. The angst was ratched up to an alarming level that likely helped me come to the conclusion that I liked this issue least of all.Though the big 'oh no, we have to actually have the trial for that artificial intelligence guy!' was hyped to the point where I kind of expected it to play a larger role in the book.

All but two of the hero squad have their personal lives get all me
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Michael Bailey is a professional writer from Falmouth, Massachusetts who kind of hates writing bios.

Michael has been a working writer since 1998 when he simultaneously (and at the same time) sold his first freelance article to Renaissance Magazine and landed a job as a staff reporter for the Enterprise Newspapers. Michael recently ended his time at the Enterprise to focus on his creative writing.

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