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Super Powereds: Year 2

(Super Powereds #2)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  4,875 ratings  ·  205 reviews
Despite having their secret revealed, the residents of Melbrook Hall return to Lander University for another year in the Hero Certification Program. Good thing the focus of this year is teamwork, because with their origins known they’ll have to lean on each other more than ever.

Now finally sophomores, their curriculum expands, allowing them to train in the majors that Hero
Kindle Edition, 854 pages
Published January 8th 2014 (first published November 7th 2013)
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Mike (the Paladin)
You know...I think I've enjoyed every book I've read by Drew Hayes. I snapped this one up as soon as it came out (at Audible). I also plan to do that with Year Three (if at all possible and assuming I'm alive and solvent of course).

We follow our Powereds who have become Supers into their next year at college and face the trials, tribulations and even bigotry that must be faced.

I like it and I recommend it.
Thomas Cardin
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Damn. Now I am gonna go into withdraws. The shakes are already starting.

I have been searching a long time for brilliant super hero books and I found them with Drew Hayes Super Powereds. These are brilliant and fun. The characters are deep and fleshed out, yet we only see a tantalizing bit of what makes each of them tick. That is because EVERYONE'S motivations and goals are in question.

Who is really cut out to be a hero? Who is learning to be a hero for the right reasons? Who is at Lander Univers
Carla Enright
SUCH a fabulous series.
I was at the edge of my seat for so much of the book.
I love the characters so much. I swear this series just works so well for me.
Part of the reason I love sci-fi and fantasy stories so much is that you can then put every other genre into those stories. This book is an excellent example of that. It doesn't incorporate EVERY single genre, but it has a beautiful blend of different genres, as well as light and dark.
I enjoyed this book much more than the last, but I suspec
My annoyance for Vince just grows more and more each chapter. The day he kills off that character is the day I'll finally give his book/s 5 stars. It's unrealistic poor character development. He basically overdid it just to prove a point. Very amateur.
Steven Naylor
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
Rating 5.0 stars

Re-read April 2019. This is my favorite book out of the series. Original review below.

I loved this book. Sometimes I overthink my ratings and try to justify what I feel with what I think, or vice versa. Rating this book 5 stars does not mean I think this is a great literary work of art. Sometimes I rate books on their quality, and sometimes I rate them on how how much I like them. Those two are are not always the same. I have the same opinion about movies. I can appreciate a mo
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the he audio and so first off I'd like to say this narrator is spectacular! One of the best I've ever had the pleasure to listen to.

Drew Hayes writes characters that you will love, you can relate to, and you watch grow. This is not a common thing in books today. Far too many books have characters that are overly flawed and that you can't stand and that never grow over multiple books.

The stories grow with the characters and you wait on the edge of your seat to see what will happen
Meran Rhodes
This book suffered pretty much all the same standard issues as the first book but going into it expecting that, it didn't bother me nearly as much. I already liked the characters and the world so that helped me ignore and enjoy. It's a fun, light-hearted read with a fun concept, an interesting cast and a story that moves it along. Totally worth the time if, as a reader, you can get over the mistakes Drew Hayes seems to think are below fixing but if you are a perfectionist then it may really not ...more
This series just keeps getting better. I love it. Even the part(s) that about broke my heart.
Reading Corpies before I settle into Year 3. Very curious about Titan.

Started re-listening to the series. Started book Two October 08, 2017.

I love this series! The second time listening was even better and I picked up on things I missed the first time. This series is a source of great discussion with my enabler extraordinaire, Janice. I can't wait for book four to come out!
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.
I got completely invested in this book...
Judy Hall
The Melbrook crew has been outed as former powereds, but they've come back for Sophomore year. Things are different now. They've lost some friends. They've strengthened other friendships. Sophomore year lets them stretch out and learn about their powers and about the kinds of things they need to know to be heroes.

I really like the first book. I loved the second book.

I have some quibbles. The story expanded to give us glimpses of many of the students outside of Melbrook, as well as many of the
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book flowed much better than the first. High-pace, developing characters, and a few laughs along the way made for very entertaining reading. However, one of the main protagonists is showing so little character development that sympathy for the character is hard to feel. Plus, often Hayes tries to be overly witty with descriptive metaphors, similes, etc, that either do not make any sense or fall very flat and show immaturity in writing that has been edited out of his more recent books. This ...more
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love the story, love the characters, sick to death of the weird attributions. You know what I mean: he stipulated, she affirmed, he expostulated, etc. Seriously, if I were reading and not listening, it wouldn't bother me so much, but in the audio version it's beyond painful. However, once you get past that weird verbal tic, the book is a heck of a lot of fun. My only other concern is the length. A LOT of stuff happens over the course of the year/book, do we really need to hear about all of it? S ...more
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The writing is definitely better in this one and the story becomes more interesting and intriguing.
May 22, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I checked the publication date on this series to see if it was maybe a work the author did long before his NPCs series, but no, both book 1 of super powereds and book 1 of NPCs came out in the same year. I was prompted to do this because this second volume is somehow even worse than year 1. Some questions from the first novel were answered ( identity of Chad and Vince's Dads, who arranged the kidnapping attempt, Nick's Master Plan, Alice's parents, etc ) but the answers were
Jonathan Pettit
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent, superhero fun! Nick, Vince, Mary, Alice, and Hershel / Roy return to the Landers College, Hero Certification Program with their sophomore year. All their friends and most of their enemies are back. The "kids" continue to develop their powers, learning more things about themselves. Yes, the book is long (but not as long as books 3 and 4) but it doesn't feel that way. The flow is great, a "fast" read (like a pulp novel), always full of action and enough secrets to keep you guessing. The ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book can be referenced for character development. This is by far the best book in character development. Characters especially not exclusively the ex-powereds have such depth that everyone feels like protagonist. I mean most writers tries to do this, it is seldom done. And with such depths comes the mystery. Great way to hook people. Loved it.
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wit Incarnate! Wish I could give it 10 stars!
Bruce Leslie
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great again

Another great entry in the series,has me more than eager for year three. Love these characters, this story and all the intrigue.
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good, just like the last book.

Once again, Hayes does a decent job of telling a tale about 5 college kids with powers going through a semi-normal school year, on top of dealing with some bits of drama affecting them from the outside world.

One of my biggest reasons for not giving this story 5 stars is the fact that the drama between characters never *quite* got me. Hayes cuts a lot of situations short in this story, whether its the emotional development of a character, a relationship deve
T. Sheppeard
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hayes keeps you coming back with characters you like and admire, but not idolize.
Rochelle Jones
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
UGH! I LOOOOOVE this series. Just,'s so much fun and so good!

Same level of writing and story as the previous book was, but we get more details, more plot development, more character development, more inter-character's just really good! One might even think that there might not be enough story or plot to develop from the first book, but you would be wrong. I'm so enthralled by how creative Drew Hayes is with the creation of this world and his characters. I'm so excit
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story is your quintessential onion. Layers are peeled back to reveal more layers beneath. Every character has secrets. And, unfortunately, the secret the Lander 5 were trying to keep hidden was revealed at the end of their first year in a most spectacular fashion.

This story is about redemption and love. No, not the romance Nicholas Sparks love. Definitely not the 50 Shades of Grey relationship. But battlefield love. Where people who have gone through the crucible together are willing to sacr
John #Audible
Audible guy here.

Bottom line for me is that god damn Vince ruined it all for me.

30+ hours ruined all because of the socially inept Vince is still wallowing in self pity and still refuses to step up to the plate. 30+ hours and the guy has yet to even make any headway as well with Camille. I gave the dude a pass on 1st year, but the guy is getting damn annoying with the same crap over and over. If that school was smart they would have given psych screenings to all the students. Vince would not hav
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series so much so far, and the second book was even better than the first and the first was fantastic. This is just a really entertaining book. I love the character development especially in Nick and Roy, the author managed to take two characters that I found very frustrating and made me love them. Also the ending is fantastic, frustrating(in a good way) and so surprising. I can't wait to see what happens next.
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really, I'd give this one 4.5 stars. This book is a rare case of the sequel being even better than the first book. I love the characters, love the plots, and love the world building that Drew Hayes is accomplishing. This series is as addictive as Harry Potter was, but more grown up. Do yourself a favor and go read this series!!
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jimmy Mansir
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***If you have not read Year 1 there will be spoilers about only Book 1****
you have been warned.

So Michael is a huge Jerk telling the whole school about the Fab Five and why is so determined to discredit Vince. How did he find out that they were powered? How will things pan out now. Will anyone trust them again, will they even have friends? What was up with them having to climb a mountain, was it so that they could draw closer, or test their strength? It looks like a conspiracy is brewing? Barel
Fred Wagner
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
10/7 to 10/14 ~ Another amazing book in this series!! Have again put off reviewing in favor of continued reading (now well over halfway through Year 3). First book (audiobook) was 26 hours. For perspective that is longer than Moby Dick. Now THIS book is 32 hours. Longer than most Stephen King books save a couple (few perhaps) even. Now book 3 is 41 hours and book/Year 4 is nearly 61 hours.... longer than books by Alexandre Dumas like The Man In The Iron Mask. I say all this with respect to the a ...more
Rick Stuckwisch
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A surprisingly good book, and a significant step up from the first book in this series. I enjoyed the first one, but I had some caveats and reservations about it, largely because of the fornication and profanity. There was still some of that in this book, but it was minimal and not nearly as much of an unwanted distraction. Not only that, but the story itself was better and stronger, with plenty of solid mystery and intrigue. The characters were further developed in complex and interesting ways, ...more
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I'm officially hooked..!

This book took my reservations from the the first one, and resolved most of them perfectly. The plot thickens, and the world grows, and I can't wait to see what happens in the next couple of books (and the spin-off).

I still think the writing is a bit matter-of-fact for my taste, but I guess that is a plus to some. I also think there's a lot of times the characters hold back information and secrets for no real reason, except a buildup in the plot, which makes the
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