Growing up with blue skin never made Rene "Flex" Duvall feel like at outcast. She learned early on to put people at ease with her wit and exuberant personality. So she's certainly not going to let ...more
Chimera is the fourth book in Kelly Meding super cool Meta Wars series. This is a series that follows the adventures of a group of people who have super powers. Yes super powers. Like the X-Men.
Let me tell you, by the end of this book, I was exhausted.
Each book is told from a different person’s point of view and this time, it is Renee’s turn to share her story. Renee’s power is she is able to flex and stretch her body to amazing lengths. Well, she used to ...more
The only downside to starting this series at book four was my perception of the character’s ages. Renee was volatile but self-aware, snarky but ...more
Expected Release Date: November 11, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Pocket Star
Author’s Website: http://kellymeding.com
My Source for This Book: Edelweiss
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 4, MetaWars Series
Series Best Read In Order: Probably
Steam Level: Warm
Pet Peeves: Flat Hero
Favorite Tropes: Superheroes, Physically Imperfect or Scarred, PTSD, Bad Guy Turns Good
I really shouldn’t have skipped the last few books in t ...more
Quick & Dirty: Never a fan of the idea of rehabilitating the Banes, Renee, aka Flex, must now work with one of them in order to uncover the latest secret project of the Overseer’s. Will she be able to remain civil long enough to get the job done?
Opening Sentence: Tap. Tap. Tap.
I found myself a little confused at the end of this book because I could have sworn I had heard that it was going to be the last book in the series, and the book ends in much ...more
Kelly Meding's superhero series Metawars, is quite more interesting than I would've thought it to be. I somehow missed Tempest, the previous book as it was an ebook only kind of release. Must get to that one, luckily I wasn't too lost when reading Chimera.
A lot of the problems that have been effecting the group are still around, especially ones I missed ...more
Flex is the blue chick whose powers make her kind of like Plastic Man, or at least they did before terrible burns ravaged her body, severe ...more
Slowly Chimera and Renee (Flex) discover they both suffered from their pasts and might have more in ...more
* A first-person account of super-hero life from an under-represented type of Super-Hero -- Check!
* Personal conflicts, Personal demons, general turmoil -- moreso than most X-Men, even -- heroes that carry emotional scars in addition to those earned in battleCheck!
* Impending Government Persecution of Super-Heroes -- Check!
* A sex scene that goes on far too long for comfort -- but is thankfully easily skippableCheck!
Yup. Chimera is a MetaWars book. It c ...more
I realise the author has tried to introduce enough info to warrant this being a stand-alone novel and does so successfully. However I felt that it was to the detriment of the actual plot. There was so much back-story, relationships, siblings and half siblings, names and places that it was hard to discern the actual plot in there sometimes.
It is very diff ...more
The only downside to starting this series at book four was my perception of the character's ages. Renee was volatile but self-aware, snarky but empathetic, and the perfect point of ...more
While the group did learn more about Meta's as a whole, there were so many more questions. I also didn't care for how things ended with this one, Trance sur ...more
If you're reading this series, I've no idea how long it's going to go on, but ready assured you know nothing...still...at the end of this on ...more
I really enjoy the MetaWars series. Derek (Chimera) and Renee (Flex) are both suffering but for very different reasons. Watching them each come to grips with their pasts was at times painful and sad but seeing them come out the other side made it worth it.
Can't wait for the next one.