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SUPER POWEREDS

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By crumjd, author of The Beginners Guide to Magical Site Licensing

Oct 31, 2014: I’m not sure what to say about Super Powereds. I gave the series 5 stars and I want this to be a positive review so lets get my minor quibbles out of the way first.

First, Drew seems very focused on delivering a solid serial (which isn’t bad!) but that means his writing is very episodic which is also making the over all plot proceed slowly. If you’re reading in real time it’s all good, but it suffers when read as a single chunk. Second, the main female characters aren’t as well designed as the male characters. Alice and Mary started out as a spoiled preppy and a traumatized loner and both of them kept a tight lid on their emotions and were hesitant to form relationships but tended toward scheming. Then they both overcame their flaws and there just wasn’t much to distinguish them.

That being said, It’s a great series, lots of suspense, compelling characters, good action. I encountered it when I purchased the first two novels and I felt it was money well spent. (I also recommend his vampire novel; actually that may be the best place to start since it’s smaller and self contained) . The setting is extremely well realized, and, well it’s all good stuff! Seriously, check it out yourself.

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