Frankly this was not the book I had expected it to turn out to be at all, but I still enjoyed it very much!
I absolutely loved the title and cover, and the synopsis only helped me get more excited into reading the book. However, I was disappointed in realizing they almost have nothing to do with the book. It portrayed it in a completely different way than I had expected- not necessarily in a bad way, but still it was a bit misleading.
The book revolves around our world and how it’s about to embark on a war due to one of the higher powers being rejected and wanting revenge. They had warriors created with specific powers, prepared enough for such a war. The problem of the matter was, the warriors aren’t as supportive of the war and their role in it as the higher powers had expected. Don, believes in what he’s told, yet he has mixed feelings about being involved in the whole thing. Blissany on the other hand refuses to take part in the war in real life. So Gabriel tries to convince her in her dream world, yet when she still refuses, Gabriel erases her memories and decides to let her fight whilst sleepwalking, which is one of the reasons why Don has reservations with the whole thing. All Blissany has ever hoped for was a guy being interested enough with her to want to date her, not a war and magic and weird creatures. So when Don approaches her at a party, she’s excited for a few seconds before her psycho roommate comes over and captures his attention. Things go up and down, visitors come from different worlds, there’s art galleries and fraternity parties, and a whole lot of jealousy in the mix.
This story reminded me a bit of Dream Walkers and Dream Slayers (books I had reviewed a few weeks ago) but it was quite different at the same time. I know how this one is basing a new light on religious aspects like the higher powers and how one of them was rejected for disobeying the rules…etc. But I still liked this new dystopian world, with a surprise in the addition of vampires in the mix. Frankly this was not the book I had expected it to turn out to be at all, but I still enjoyed it very much! I also really liked the names Blissany and Wanikiya. The whole drama and love mess kept me on edge I had absolutely no idea how it was going to end up, so that was rather great.
“While not my usual fare, this book was definitely worth reading. “
This book is very surrealistic. It requires an ability to put aside the “normal” view of the world and accept the world of the book to fully grasp the concepts and ideas of the book. It would drive my husband crazy, but I enjoyed it for the most part. At times I was lost and confused, but those were rare.
The plot was so intense, dark, and gritty with hints of humor, romance and a fabulous subplot to boot. The characters were unique yet very believable and realistic. The characters evolve from “normal” to superhero and try to do the right thing. It was interesting to watch the dynamics unfold.
While not my usual fare, this book was definitely worth reading. I enjoyed the author taking on issues not generally dealt with in literature. I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.
“I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading more from Law Reigns.”
Superheroes Wear Faded Denim introduces us to two main characters Blissany Cherry and Don Shimada. Blissany is shy self-conscious art student and a sleepwalker who just happens to be the key to defeating one of the greatest evil this world has ever known. Don is outgoing, popular and basically has a bright and successful future ahead of him until that is he starts having hallucinations of war and destruction. Together they are bound by destiny to save the world.
All in all a great concept but I have to say that this book was difficult to get into. However, once all the characters are introduced and you have some sense of what the heck is going on it sucks you in. Normally I wouldn’t recommend a book that takes 100 pages to really get interesting, there are however a few exceptions and Superheroes Wear Faded Denim is now at the top of the list. Don’t get me wrong there are some very intriguing moments that keep you reading but it just takes a while to really take off.
I think one of my favorite things about this book is that it changes POV. Don was my favorite to read even though he was a bit of an ass at times. Blissany sometimes is frustrating to read, you really want her to snap out of her funk. Luckily that’s when Don’s chapters would come in and the story would advance making you excited to get back to Blissany to see what she was up to and how it would work its way back to the story. I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading more from Law Reigns.
Superheroes Wear Faded Denim is a bright well-written paranormal novel. The characters are lively and engaging. Caught in amazing circumstances, they are believable and real. The author has wonderful command of language and writes with a fresh voice as she describes the characters’ journeys from everyday university students to heroes intent on saving the world.
Though the circumstances of the plot are often dire, there are moments of comic relief, especially as the major characters try to balance their university experience with their global responsibilities. To complicate matters more, the students must also deal with a variety of non-human characters with their own agendas.
It is a great read. I look forward to more books from this talented author.
Honestly, critiques help us grow. If you do not like critiques, then you do not like growth. After I begged Uzair for a critique, he watched my trailer and wrote:
Well its definitely not that bad. But I would say a uniform music theme and art would definitely create a strong msg. Like you have real life images and then paintings merged in between. Nobody wants to see a nuke bomb illustration. The music in the beginning was too dark and grave like a horror movie. Good thing, I liked the narratives they were precise and conveyed the msg.