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Super Human

(The New Heroes/Quantum Prophecy #4)

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Four thousand years ago the world’s first super human walked the earth. Possessing the strength of one hundred men, skin impervious to attack, and the ability to read minds, this immortal being used his power to conquer and enslave nations. Now plans are in motion that will transport this super human to the present, where he’ll usher in a new age of tyranny unlike anything ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 13th 2010 by Philomel Books (first published 2006)
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David I don't think so. I've read the first book and this one just gives you more info about the older heroes like Paragon.

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Jianne
Nov 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed-books
Hands down, this is a book that is 100% action-packed!

Superhuman is about four teenagers who discovered that they have powers, they are known as Superhumans. When a plague starts to spread that infects all the adults including adult Auperhumans, the teenagers are forced to help and save the world. They find out the the plague has by caused by humans who wanted to bring the Fifth King back, who is the first known Superhuman. Will the teenage Superhumans be able to save the world? One kid might ha
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Steph
Nov 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Why did I ever decide to read this book? So at first, I had read up to page 20 of this book, but then I stopped. Then, I picked it up again. I should have never done that. This book seems interesting when you find out what it's about, but when you actually read it, it's not as good as it seems. First off, the authors writing is flat. All of the characters seem like they all have the same personality. None of the characters seemed distinct. There was no dialogue or actions that made the character ...more
Cody
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: not-owned, 2012, reviewed
Synopsis: Four thousand years ago the world’s first super human walked the earth. Possessing the strength of one hundred men, skin impervious to attack, and the ability to read minds, this immortal being used his power to conquer and enslave nations. Now plans are in motion that will transport this super human to the present, where he’ll usher in a new age of tyranny unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Determined to stand against them, using powers they’ve only just begun to master, is a rag
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Makail Crawford
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Superhuman by Michael Carroll is an action novel about four teenagers,three of which who have superpowers and a normal teenager who's quick on his feet. An outbreak of a sickening and deathly plague spreads that infects all the adults including adult Superhumans. As a result the four teenagers must come together and save the world. The teenagers then find out that the plague was started by an organization that wanted to bring back the Fifth King,who was the first Superhuman to ever live. So in ...more
Jessica
Aug 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
1 Not-What-I-Expected-Star ☆
I borrowed this book from my local library. So unlike my usual epub reading format, i was met with surprise when the first page and every page at the beginning of each chapter was a grey page with white letters. Sounds pretty cool and creative, but Hell to read...for me at least. Black & white, maybe. But grey & white are just to similar and they blur... but i may just be being a big baby, so i didn't take off any points for that.

-1★: The story was written well (the
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Daniel Barkan
Jun 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
UPDATED Below:

I saw this on the shelf at B&N and was taken in by the cover and by the concept -- you don't see many superhero stories in book form -- so I downloaded the sample to my Kindle.

I gotta say, though, after getting a few pages in, there's something about the writing that strikes me as very flat. I haven't applied my super powers of artistic analysis to it yet, so I don't have a concrete sense of where that feeling comes from, but my instinct is that the writings leans too heavily int
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Jose Garcia
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
super Human by Michael Carroll is an exciting novel that submerges into the world of super heroes and super villains. When a killer virus is exposed to the whole world and makes anyone over the age of 19 ill its up to a new generation of heroes to save everyone including the adult superheroes. On the journey we follow Roz Dolton who has the ability of telekinesis, Abigail De Luyando who is a lot faster and stronger then humans, a boy who goes only by Thunder and has the ability to control sound, ...more
Macire' Daffe'
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Super Human by Michael Carroll has shot up to my favorites. It is about four teens (later six) working together trying to face an ancient evil, the first superhuman. They also have to band together to defeat the organization trying to revive that ancient evil. This action packed story starts off putting you into the lives of these teens trying to defeat him. Lance the con artist with no abilities, Roz the telepathic soldier, Abigail the super-strong warrior, and Thunder the controller of sound. ...more
Jayson Jacobs
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is an invigorating story about four kids, who met up and become friends, but there’s a twist, three of these kids have super human powers. There is Abby de Luyando who has enhanced strength and speed, but her powers work mainly on metal objects, Roz Dalton who has telekinesis, James Klause which he controls sound, and last but not least Lance McKendrick, he is the one that doesn't have super human powers, but he is able to get out of sticky situations. There are a bunch of other super huma ...more
Anardo Miller
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Superhuman is an action book by Michael Carroll about a world where all the adults are sick and it is up to teenagers to save everyone. There are humans that want to bring back the first superhuman, known as the fifth king, that have started the plague. The main characters are Abby, Roz, Thunder who are superhuman, and Lance who is not superhuman.

I liked the author's style of writing in this novel. For example, he does not have much character development. This allows the reader to feel however h
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Nick
I was going to give this book a fourth star, right up until the last two chapters. Those were so disappointing that I subtracted one. It's not that the writing was bad, but the actually story twisted in a way that I found appalling, if this is a stand-alone novel. If it's got a sequel, the ending might be redeemable.
The novel is set in a world where superheroes and supervillains are real, and society has come to terms with this. All of the trappings are there, including secret identities, costum
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paula
Jul 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
BUT NO! Thank Tony Stark, Michael Carroll has followed the Gerund Trilogy with a prequel, and this time the book has a supercharged title and an extremely YA-looking cover to match the fast and funny and heartfelt action within. Finally! THIS book I can hand to a nine-year-old, whose face will light up with interest even as his ma begins to squint dubiously at it. That's a combination I can work with - moms are a lot easier to convince than boys. (Hey and guess what? That's a GIRL under that vag ...more
Evan Wilson
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty good I felt it could done better.
One of the things that I like about it that it was all new heroes and people and didn't exist in an already existing universe like marvel or DC. But the plot was very drawn out and kind of confusing. Since it was switching between different characters, characters were constantly switching sides or jumping in and out the story (one chararatert would runaway and then like a paragraph later he or she would randomly appear again). But I would d
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Shaeley Santiago
Mar 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
When all the adults start getting sick, it's up to a team of young superheroes (and one normal human teen) to stop the Helotry's plan to bring back Krodin, the original superhero. This book mentions some of the superheroes from Carroll's other books like Slaughter, Brawn, and Max Dalton, but I didn't think it was part of the Quantum Prophecy series.
Carter Payne
This is a very good book. I would recommend this for many people. It is funny sometimes and serious other times. It is intense and exciting.
Jonathan Towler
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is one of Michael Carroll's great novels he has written. If someone asked me what this book was, without question, I would tell them it is a comic book without pictures. If you have read any of Mr. Carroll's previous books, this book might make more sense to you, but you can read it without knowing of the previous Quantum novels. The exposition reveals that there is a Super Human, called Krodin, who took over the Egyptian empire as a warrior with 'the strength of one hundred men, skin imper ...more
Kiani
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Logan Foster
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall Super Human was a good book like the title says it's all about super humans. It starts out with a kid who scams people all the time running into a hero named Paragon. Paragon notices the kid scamming someone he goes over to Lance the kid and asks him to donate all the money he just stole to the local charity. Lance does what he is told after being humiliated by Paragon. He starts walking and is halfway home when he hears the sound of Paragon's jet pack closing in on him. He thinks to him ...more
Conner Corkill
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is a high paced action novel and is about when adults in the world are attacked with a plaque, so 4 teenagers have to work together to save everyone. But the dilemma is that of the four kids don't have super powers like the other kids so they have to work round this to stop this plaque. Some issues in the book is that it was very anti-climatic because it ends abrupt. This does not settle well with me because I enjoyed this book until the end. Michael Carroll should have made the book a ...more
Angela
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've been reading quite a bit of middle school fiction lately, and this book is one of my favorites so far. It is exactly what it claims to be - an action-packed, comic inspired, sci-fi/fantasy adventure. The characters are likeable, the plot is uncomplicated, and the writing is solid. I think the thing that I like the most is that this book can be enjoyed by both genders at an age where boys and girls feel so very different from each other.
Gregory
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having read this back in high school, I figured picking it back up to reread would be fun. I read this in spurts, being pretty busy and getting distracted easily. I am always a sucker for superheroes and this series gives you some of that classic/cheesy action. It held up to the feelings I had when I first read it!
Ruby Ridge
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable book with a good story. The team are a good balance and the author writes a truly great action sequence of which there are plenty. So why the missing star? Character development is almost non-existent, book reads like an comic book (actually a good thing in a superhero book in my opinion)
Enjoying the series and will certainly be reading the book I have not yet read - recommended.
John
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Matthew Kraft
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the book.
Clint Parks
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall, a pretty good read. A bit anticlimactic though. Could be a good set up for a sequel though.
Lydia F.
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vulco1
Good book. Action packed. I think it was a good continuation of the first trilogy
Emmanuel Lewis
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great opener book for the series.
Spencer
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome book for even the pickiest or readers
SIMEON SHELTON
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought that this was a very interesting book because these superhero books always intrigue me. this is one of many books in its series, the other books are Stronger, And Ascension. There is also the Quantum Prophecy series. I think that most reader that like Fiction novels will most definitely be happy to read this book. The reason I read this book was that it was recommended by a friend. It has bumped its way up to one of my favorite books this year.

In the book, it shows many interesting cha
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