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The Shadowverse: A YA Sci-Fi Superhero Thriller

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Regarded as "captivating" and "one-of-a-kind," The Shadowverse is a Science-Fiction Superhero thriller with hints of the Young Adult genre. It is a story of destiny—that no matter who you are, where you are, or what your past is like, you can always achieve greatness.

Johnny Sparks longs for a greater purpose. After an encounter with a mysterious stranger, he and his frien
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Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published November 20th 2018
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Shalini
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
I love a good fast paced sci-fi action thriller, and I picked up this book expecting it to be a kickass blockbuster. The book started with a lot of fun with Johnny and his best friends getting special powers when another friend Rose being kidnapped by Titan, an alien lord. The 4 are then sent across the galaxy to rescue her and save a missing warrior too.

The author John-Clement Gallo has packed the story with action from the get-go. I don't think I took a deep breath since I started reading this
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Toya
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Shadowverse is a richly imagined world where a band of friends must join forces in order to save the world! This book definitely reminded me of The Guardians of the Galaxy meets Team Titan.

I typically don’t get into the superhero theme, but this book was a lot of fun to read. It was witty, action packed, and full of adventure with twists and turns.

One of the coolest aspects of this book is that the author is only 17, so he is able to offer a unique perspective into his characters that gives
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Remmy
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Superheroes. Since the 1940’s every Tom, Dick, Harry, and Jane has been writing about superheroes. Some were kids, most were adults, but they all had super something in their beings. The teen superheroes caught a vague interest in me because I grew up not having any. In fact, I have seen cartoons but never paid attention. I was into action-adventure books. Comics/comiccon/ and such things never interested me and still don’t. Worse yet, when you read a few pages into this book, you find out that ...more
Sandy
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I need to start off by saying, I love the imagination used to create the different worlds we get to visit. I’m almost finding myself wanting to book a cruiser to Herook.

While this book does need a bit more editing and tightening up, it still presented an exciting story.

I love the unique personalities of each team member. We are quickly introduced to them all at the beginning of the book. Over time, we get to know them on a more intimate level. We learn their backstories - what makes them tick.
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E.P.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Six ordinary young people have their lives changed forever when they discover that they're not so ordinary after all. Soon they're a band of superheroes, traveling through space and trying to save the world.

"The Shadowverse" has a lot of superhero tropes that superhero fans are likely to recognize and enjoy. So if you like a good superhero story, this book has a lot that will probably appeal to you. Some of the aspects of the the book that really stood out for me were the martial arts training a
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Taylor Watkins
Mar 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: to-read-bbn
When author John-Clement Gallo emailed me and asked me to review The Shadowverse, he mentioned that he'd found me by reading my review of Control Freakz by Michael Evans and offered a free .mobi file in exchange for an honest review. I was excited to dive into this alternate reality superhero fiction, as it's one of the first books of its kind that I've been able to review, but there were several issues that I feel need to be addressed in order for my review to be accurate.

To see my full review
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Pegboard
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes people are chosen to become heroes; just like in The Shadowverse. John-Clement Gallo creates a novel around a team of young adults destined for greater things. These friends entertain us as they learn about their powers and the different ways to use them. Johnny, Ryan, Sam, Dustin, Rose, and Jane have a lot to learn and everything is a learning experience.
 
The Shadowverse, by John-Clement Gallo, is comical for a time travel novel. With a familiar plot altered in a unique way, this book
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Readers' Favorite
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Shadowverse: A YA Sci-Fi Superhero Adventure by John-Clement Gallo is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure that takes readers across the galaxies. An encounter between Johnny Sparks and a mysterious stranger leaves him and his friends with unimaginable powers. But soon after this encounter, one of his friends is taken by a powerful alien warlord called Titan. Now begins the hunt to rescue his friend. The only help they can get is from an immortal warrior who has gone missing for centuries, ...more
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Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Shadowverse is a superhero adventure written for young adults, and penned by author John-Clement Gallo. Combining science fiction, suspense and comic book action, the plot begins when Johnny Sparks and his three fellow college friends are imbued with superpowers from an encounter with a mysterious stranger. Soon after, they discover that fellow college attendee Rose is actually an alien, sought after by powerful forces from across the galaxy. As tensions rise and danger looms, the new heroes ...more
Archie
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unity has extreme power!
A sci-fi story blending fantasy, reality and super-powers with friendship, fun, unity and strength to make it a captivating read. A group of college mates join together, to save their group friend from evil using their superpowers on a different planet and saved the earth and human life. They ride together the roller-coaster of challenges and risks with their friendship and complementing each other powers.
Emunah
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Shadowverse by John-Clement Gallo is a captivating science-fiction story that incorporates elements of real life and fantasy.

In a surprising encounter, four male college friends acquire superpowers from a stranger. They later realize that Rose, who is an addition to the group, is an alien who is been sought after. A second lady, Jane, joins the party after they realize she also has unusual powers. The group is tricked by an evil force and they find themselves outside of the world they are us
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Readers' Favorite
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Shadowverse: A YA Sci-Fi Superhero Adventure by John-Clement Gallo is an adventure that is as satisfying as any can be. Well-written and loaded with action, it features Johnny Sparks, a young protagonist who suddenly discovers that he has powers after an encounter with a mysterious stranger. Perhaps this could be the start of an exciting life for him. When one of his gifted friends is captured by the evil warlord Titan, Johnny and his friends are sent on a rescue mission that takes them acro ...more
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John-Clement Gallo is a 17-year-old Christian author of The Shadowverse, a Science-Fiction Superhero novel. He enjoys astronomy, astrophysics, ambient music, and ice hockey, while also a trumpet player. While living in Houston, Texas, he was the youngest person (11) to become a licensed RC pilot. On the other hand, he is ranked a black belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido, though he is very unassuming an ...more