Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ex-heroes #1 Ex-heroes

Superhero stereotypes and post-apocalyptic planet conditions.... Interesting at first but looses steam pretty soon. Presenting Ex-heroes #1 Ex-heroes by Peter Clines.

Here is the summary of the book:

The first in a spectacularly genre-mashing adventure series that pits a small group of courageous, flawed, terrified superheroes against hordes of undead. Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes, using their superhuman abilities to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Now, a year later, the heroes struggle to overcome their differences and recover from their own scars as they protect the thousands of survivors huddled in their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. But the hungry ex-humans are not the only threat the survivors face. Across the city, another group has grown and gained power.

Superheroes check. Stereotypes check. Post-Apocalyptic Earth triple check. Conditions as such would have been a treasure island for a geek like me and I've been wanting to read this book for so long. But the idea lost its steam pretty quickly. And  got bored of this book halfway..... waste of my tablet battery this way and i'm being totally honest here.

There were few major things wrong with this book. The theme and secondly the dialogue. Action sequences were better done though. Clines knows how to write action but apart from that this was just not good. The idea of superheroes in post-apocalyptic L.A. felt good at first but afterwards it just felt non-essential. All the heroes, while their THEN chapters gave them much depth, their NOW chapters evaporated that as they came.

"Just saying this book would have done better as a liners like that only work there"

Genre :      Post-Apcalyptic, Dystopia

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

My Copy Publisher and netgalley

Rate:              2/5 (It was Ok)


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