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Masked

(Superheroes UnderCover #1)

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3.57  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Vada’s To-Do List:

- 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
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Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published August 15th 2017 by Limitless Publishing
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Melissa Souza
**Thank you to the Limitless Publishing and Netgalley for sending me an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.

4.5 stars!!!

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
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Gemma ♕ Bookish Gems
Thank God that's over.

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
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Quintin Zimmermann
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Interestingly, the age range for YA fiction is actually undefined and rather subjective: varying age ranges from 12 to 18 or 15 to early 20s or 18 to 30.

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
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TJ
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, kindle
This isn't exactly what I hoping for. This book has so much promise and it let me down. I don't think i'll be reading the sequels unless they come out as an audiobook. ...more
Monique V
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Netgalley and the publisher kindly provided me an ARC of this book, but thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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

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Zili
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's no secret that I'm a fan of comics and anything superhero related so I was particularly excited to read Masked. I wasn't entirely sure if The Incredibles style superhero approach would work as a YA story without being too contrived or cheesy, but I really enjoyed J.D. Wright's story and loved Vada from the start.

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
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Heather
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
First off, I want to say that while there is a lot of adult content, this book reads more like a middle grade book, or a younger young adult book. I would not suggest anyone under fifteen read this due to the content however. But I can definitely see some parts being remade to fit a television show/movie for a younger audience.

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
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Mike
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I've been in the mood for superhero fiction lately, but it's hard to find good stuff. Most of it is poorly edited and not especially well executed, and I'm afraid this one isn't an exception.

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
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Coco.V
Jun 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Cyle
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
GENRE: Fantasy
THEME: Superhero, Romance
RECEIVED: Tour
REVIEW:

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,
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Michelle
Oct 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
(originally posted on The Writing Hufflepuff)

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
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Katherine Paschal
Vada has been waiting her whole life for her 18th birthday, the day she could register her Super name Majestic and start her life of being a hero. In case you couldn't tell, Vada is not your average teen, but what do you expect when both your parents are famous heroes? But when a drug gets out at a party and normal people start developing powers, Vada is the first to investigate the issue. Will her first mission be her last?

I am a sucker for superheros and pretty much anything "nerdy", so when I
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Caro
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think it's safe to say that superheroes are my kryptonite. Anything and everything related to superheroes catches my attention. I'm so addicted to DC Comics and its characters that I don't think it's healthy anymore. The Flash is my favorite supehero and my favorite TV show. So, everytime that I see a book with superhero on the title or cover, it's going to be added to my TBR. Immediately. And that's why I requested Maksed by J. D. Wright. I had never heard of it but I requested it. And got ap ...more
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
I thought this book was good .I mean the story line was good and it did keep me reading. My main issue was that the main characters were 18-19 but they acted like 12-13 year olds.

This book is more for 16 and older because of the sexual content.
Mikayla Gray
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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
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J.D. Wright
Aug 08, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
NOTE from Author:

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
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Books In Brogan
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book kept me so engrossed I did not want to stop reading. There was never a boring or dull moment It does not matter what age you are teen or older , you will love this book.   I would recommend this book because it's fantastically written and so entertaining, I can't wait to read the next one.This review was originally posted on Books In Brogan
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Linda Romer
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Masked (Superheroes UnderCover, #1) by J.D. Wright

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.
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Cassie James
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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
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Morgan (youarethelibrarian)
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!! I LOVED this book and need the next one NOW. That's the only bad thing about reading books hot off the press - the wait for the next one can be UNBEARABLE!

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
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Annie Deo
Oct 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
After tremendously enjoying Dreadnought about a teenage girl with newly discovered superpowers trying to make a difference, I thought I would equally enjoy Masked, about a couple of teens with powers using them for good. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. I try to find the good in anything I read, but this book was a long hard slog with very little to reward my perseverance.

 First of all, Masked suffers from identity confusion - it includes some sexual content that seems as though it's aimed a
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Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I love YA. I love superheroes. The combination of the two is even better, and I was excited to dive into this series.

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
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Jill Jemmett
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Over the past year, I’ve been starting to read superhero comics. This is a great original story, with new superheroes.

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
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Aradhna
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Gabby Freshly
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really great book! The world building was amazing and it felt like the Superheroes UnderCover world struck the right balance between being realistic (government controlled superheroes) and sort of optimistic (there's no big public blowup or fights coming from misunderstandings between heroes). Vada, the main character, moonlights as the hero Majestic and teams up with several other young superheroes to stop powerless people who get superpowers, rather than being born with them, from m ...more
J.D. DeHart
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An enjoyable book start to finish. What first grabbed me was the attractive cover. Fortunately, this was no bait and switch as I enjoyed the content, as well.

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.
Louisa
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really fantastic book, and it was great to have one aimed for females! Really great story, and I can't wait to read more! ...more
Rebecca Veight
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
A highly enjoyable book for superhero lovers, with powered families & rules for being a hero (officially when you turn 18) where all the aspects have been cleverly thought out. So well, they just seem normal parts of the narrative. But I did smile a lot with the gadgets, powers etc that Wright imagined.

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
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Richard
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had been wanting to read a superhero book for a while and was excited when I came across Masked. Since this was my first one I can't compare it to others, but I loved it. It was very well written and the development of all the characters was really good. They all had their roles and served their purpose as everything progressed.

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
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YA & NA Bookshelf
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what I was expecting from a superhero book as this is my first time reading one. I was pleasantly surprised and whilst I was reading it there was a film playing out in my mind.

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
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J.D. Wright is a military wife, mother of four, and author of romance, paranormal, and fantasy romance books filled with strong-willed heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and sprinkled with humor and adventure. J.D. creates artistry in many ways, as a baker and cake artist by day and author by night. You can usually find her typing away at the computer or covered in frosting.

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