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Ordinary Champions
Hayden Thorne
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Ordinary Champions (Masks #3)

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  117 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Book Three of the Masks series follows Eric's adventures as a newly-transformed supervillain sidekick. Taking advantage of Eric's relationship with Peter, the Devil's Trill uses him for a shield against the superheroes. In the meantime, new villains and a new, covert vigilante-like group appear, with a young hero with chameleon powers attempting to infiltrate the Trill's h ...more
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Published (first published April 1st 2009)
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
ok so read book first time June 2011 and didn't review. I am a lazy bitch

If i wasn't so lazy I would have written something before. Maybe I try now?

That didn't really help, but cheerleaders never really do help anything, at all, right?

Okay now OMG these are adorable pics.


This whole series is great and loved this book. With the action scenes and the mystery of what was happening to Eric. Just an awesome book and i was glad to see how things worked out in the end. Even on a second read thro
Cole Riann
In many ways this was a much more difficult book for me to read, even than the previous book. Evolution dealt with quite a bit of turbulent teenage emotion shown in an almost melodramatic way even though it is completely and universally relatable. Where in that book the difficult emotion is brought forth from Eric like a fiery burst of angry passion and anger, this sequel shows us an Eric that has in many ways lost his fight and is constantly shifting his identity. In Ordinary Champions, Eric ...more
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
(view spoiler)

Anyway, it was another great continuation to the series and it felt as if it had way more action and suspense than the previous two which I really enjoyed. It wasn't as funny as the first one but still funnier than the second one and I think Peter, Eric and Althea got a bit closer by the end of the bo
Feb 28, 2010 Kassa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the final installment of the wonderful Masks series, the non-stop action of the first book is combined with the emotional issues brought up in the second book to create a balanced story filled with action and emotional tension. The first person narrator, Eric, returns with his usual wit and charm as he struggles with his new role in the good versus evil fight. However Eric may just possibly be the worst supervillain sidekick in existence and this causes the Trill no end of frustration. Althou ...more
Abi Walton
This series is one that I thourally enjoy these books are easy to read and the action carries the novel through. I thought this third book to the series was better as Eric struggles with mind control from the Trill however the book is still light and fluffy with a lot of humour. Although Peter and Eric have supposedly broken up there is still romance throughout this novel so don't despair dear romantic readers. What I personally wanted from this novel was Peter angst for Eric but its not that ki ...more
Heather C
Another great addition to this fun series. (view spoiler)
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
For some parts this was the least favorite up until now, because I felt there was an emotional disconnection between the Eric at the end of the previous book and the Eric at the beginning of this book. There is however a compelling growth in Eric's personality, because as he explores his limits, pushes them, he also learns that sometimes your wishes are granted, but at a great cost and that everyone's special in their own way.

The very ending of the book was beautiful, because it seems that not o
Elisa Rolle
Ordinary Champions is the third and last book in the Masks series, and it's exactly like I was expecting to be.

The superheroes in the Masks series are not invincible men, they are teenagers and young men at the brink of adulthood, but their actions are more driven by the unsteady feelings more than by an high purpose to do the good for humanhood.

In the second book, Eric was having problem with his boyfriend Peter, since Peter was starting to be acquainted with his superpowers and maybe he was
Feb 16, 2015 Lindsay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An engaging conclusion to this completely wonderful series of superheroes. A fresh reinvention of the subject starring a sensational main character.
Again didn't fail to pull me in and I finished in what like 4 days? Book 4 is on its way in the mail and I'm super excited.
Sent to me by the publisher to review for my site, Rainbow Reviews.
Sep 25, 2012 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So far, this is absolutely my favorite book the the series. I can't wait to read the next one. :)
Jan 16, 2015 Eyre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, lgbt
What a nail-biter! Hayden Thorne is an author I'd recommend to any young adult.
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I’ve lived most of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area though I wasn’t born there (or, indeed, the USA). I’m married with no kids and three cats and am a cycling nut. I write speculative fiction for gay teens and adults, my stories largely inspired by folklore, gothic fiction, and even superheroes, among others.
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Masks (6 books)
  • Rise of Heroes (Masks #1)
  • Evolution (Masks #2)
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