Figure In The Flames
Size: 5.25 x 8.00 in
Reality TV meets Superhero High School in this fun, fast-paced story about friendship, fame, and what it means to be a hero.
Seventeen year old Friday Fitzsimmons and her best friend Jake are Hero High’s latest starstruck recruits, but life in the spotlight of Hero TV isn’t easy. Friday discovers that the villains of Icon City aren’t exactly what they seem, and heroes may be taking extreme measures to stay on top.
Unsure of who to trust, Friday is torn between her mentor, Sense, her best friend Jake and her new super team-mates, Aya, David and Ashley.
Friday knows she can’t stand idly by when Doctor Dangerous returns from the dead, the Figure in Flames decimates the city, and Captain Fantastic is betrayed by one of his own, but is the world’s most famous super-villain worth saving? Who is the Figure In Flames, and can Friday become the hero she’s always dreamed of?
“You don’t seem to get it, ” I said, storming closer. Every eye on the bus turned to look at us. “I heard you shouting at him when he held her at gun point.”
Veronica’s face darkened. “I hadn’t foreseen that.”
“Bullshit! You explicitly told him not to do it, that is why you were shouting wasn’t it!?” I turned round to the line of handlers. “Wasn’t it!?” One in the corner, younger than the others nodded sheepishly.
“You can’t do this!” I said turning back, throwing my armor off, smashing into the sides of the bus. Ashley leaned against the walls, watching it all play out.
“You think it’s better to have real super villains?” Veronica bit back.
“He’s not that far off, after all, he did go off script!”
“I’ll handle it,” she said. “He won’t do it again.”
“How can you stand there like you’re better than us!” I yelled. “All you are is fake!”READ MORE
“At least I’m not dressed like a man,” said Veronica giving me a condescending look, her teeth grinding against each other. “Your mother must be so proud.”
“How dare you say anything about my mother!” I grabbed her collar like she’d killed my mother. That was a low blow.
“Little baby gonna cry because she’s got no mommy-”
Before she could finish I swung at her with my fist but before it could impact her smug face, Aya tugged me back, and everyone in the bus leapt up. “What the hell was that! You’re this close to being off this team! You violent little girl.”
“I’m not violent!” I screamed. Everyone around me froze, and my lunch rose in my stomach.
“Let it go, Friday,” whispered Aya, “she’s in the wrong, but so are you if you hit her.” I knew she was right, the anger had already made me feel sick. I nodded, and she let me go.
“I was gonna go along with it, the whole fake super villain thing, until I realized we could have been doing something actually useful. That’s why I’m angry, Veronica.”
Veronica pressed her finger into my chest, and loomed over me. “You don’t get it, do you, little girl? You’re an actor on a TV show that pays for my house, my car, and my clothes. The one thing you are not, is a hero.”COLLAPSE
Thank you Mina Chara for sending me an early copy of this book to review! I received this book in exchange for an honest review. The author has asked me not to post my thoughts just yet, because she'd like it to remain a secret until the book is published. However, if anyone is looking for a book to be excited for- it's this!!!! I really loved this book, and it surprised me. It was way better than I had envisioned. Fans of the Selection and Vindico should eagerly await this fantastic "superhero life meets reality TV" novel. I just couldn't put this book down. Now... I have said too much. Just be sure to pick up this book when it releases in October!! (I will post my full review after it's released)