- Turn 18 (check!)
- Register super name
- Order supersuit
- Attend superhero indoctrination
- Graduate high school
- Start kicking criminal tail
Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is dera ...more
Warning: This is an Upper YA/NA novel as it features swearing, innuendoes and explicitly explained sex scenes.
This novel made for a fairly easy read. The author, J.D. Wright, has a very effortless way of telling a story. There is no info-dumping or unnecessary details were given, the plot just cuts to the chase. The worldbuilding was beautifully done. It was easy to ...more
I forced myself to finish this but God was it a struggle!
The writing was juvenile, the story was predictable and the characters were pretty annoying.
The worst thing about it was the bloody obsession with switching POV with no warning from one paragraph to the next. Just really bad.
I had such high hopes for this book. I looked like it was going to be so good. But no.
Nothing was resolved. NOTHING. I mean, I'm guessing there is going to be another book but Jesus I won't be ...more
Masked is defined as Upper-YA as it "contains adult language, mild/moderate sexual content, and moderate violence. It may not be appropriate for younger teen readers". Indeed there certainly is profanity, moderate sexual content and it does deal with teenage promiscuity. So I most certainly would not be comfortable with my younger teenage daugh ...more
The premise of this book intrigued me from the beginning. It seemed like a mix of the incredibles with the avengers and let me tell you it met all my expectations.
This book follows multiple perspectives of villains and supers. Vada is a senior in highschool and she can't wait for graduation because that is when she will become a full time super. She is already pr
Vada is sassy and hilarious. I loved her friendship with James - every super needs a great best friend/supertech. Nick is particularly intriguing because his introduction to supers ...more
The first couple of chapters read kind of slow, but as we get introduced to the main characters, and some of the plot points come into play, the book really starts to spe ...more
At first it got the Randy Jackson reaction: It was just OK for me, you know, dogg? I could have overlooked most of the issues - even titanium not being a good conductor of electrical blasts, although the same electrical blasts were destroying creatures made of rock, and even the gradual drift from third per ...more
THEME: Superhero, Romance
I’m a die-hard comic book nerd, since I was a kid I’d read anything and everything superheroes. I was so excited to read Masked and see someone’s superhero world come to life. There was a little bit of everything, the awesome world building of Cyper City, the reality that supers excited, the hero team up and a building romance.
Vada Lawsom is the lead heroine; she comes from a family of supers and pretty reminds me of the movie Sky High, ...more
Edit: my gifs look weird, even though they were fine in the preview?? not sure if it's just on my laptop though
Edit 2: Gifs looked weird on my phone too so I deleted them. If you want the joy of gifs you can find the review with gifs on my blog (link above)
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Since I love superheroes, I was really looking forward to this one. The preface only made me more excited, s ...more
I am a sucker for superheros and pretty much anything "nerdy", so when I ...more
This book is more for 16 and older because of the sexual content.
I loved JD Wright's Everealm series, so I couldn't wait to get started with her new one. I'm not as big a fan of urban/contemporary as I am traditional fantasy, but ... come on, it's JD Wright, so I was pretty sure I was going to love her new series too. It's obvious from page one how much the author loved writing this. No wallowing in misery or making the characters suffer. It's light hearted and so much fun to ...more
Hey, guys! Sometimes I would use this spot to tell you a little about how the book came to be, but this time I'd rather share a few character bios instead!
So check them out below. Do you have a favorite character before you started the book? What about after? Is it the same one? I would tell you who my favorite character is but I think I'll keep it to myself. Hint: *Starboy*
And there's actually a few more character bios on my website. You can find them here: http://www.authorjdw ...more
I loved this fresh spin on Superheroes. Masked was a fun read with a feel good ending. I adored all these kids and their powers. The plot was entertaining and each character was well thought out. I can't wait to read book 2. I found the Authors writing perfectly upbeat and very enjoyable.
I give Masked 5 stars for its original content.
I would recommend this book to everyone. ...more
Masked is a superhero book and an amazing one at that. I don't read superhero books much, I prefer to watch the action on my TV screen but something about this book tugged at my heart. Picking it up was the best decision EVER!!. It was so good I was blown away by just how intriguing the storyline was. It's mainly about Vada Lawson, a super with Telekinesis who on her Eighteenth birthday gets her official superhero name as an official member of the S.U.C (Superhero UnderCover). Wanting to prove h ...more
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review, and these are my honest thoughts.
I will say this should probably be classified as New Adult, because there are some sexual jokes and one sex scene described, although that is definitely not the focus of this book at all. The main characters are all 18, if that ...more
First of all, Masked suffers from identity confusion - it includes some sexual content that seems as though it's aimed a ...more
I love Vada's name. The story has a cool premise with some people being born into superpowers and having to hide their true identities from "normals," those who don't have superpowers. But when normals seem to develop superpowers out of nowhere, the story gets interesting because supers like Vada need to figure out how to stop them from destroying the city.
It was also cool that ...more
I really liked the characters. They all had believable superpowers. One thing that I found hard to believe is that they didn’t recognize each other when they were out of their suits. I think they would have figured it out when they saw each other in school, but they haven’t yet.
This story kept reminding me of the movie The Incredibles. Veda’s family, with two b ...more
I would recommend this book for older readers, as well as young adults. Like Ready Player One in terms of content and age level, but an entirely different plot that draws on the world of superheroes.
I would gladly read another entry in what I hope will be a full series. I reviewed an advance copy provided by the publisher.
Vada, an instantly likeable character, as is her family, leads a double life of going to high school & getting ready for superherodom. She is picking out her suit, name, the basics. Then normals ...more
Masked is a coming of age superhero story about Vada and other young supers entering into the world of crime fighting for the first time. Even though it's mostly about ...more
The author has explained everything in fine detail so this vision was able to play out. I love the two different sides of Vada's and Nick's personality as they morphed in front of us into their super selves.
I can't wait to read the next one in this series and would love for it to be made into a movie. I wil ...more
Since discovering she has a ...more