Thursday, 20 September 2012

Review: Superheroes Wear Faded Denim

Original Title: Superheroes Wear Faded Denim
Author: Law Reigns
Release Date: March 20th 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Source: From the author

Blissany Cherry is tired of sleeping around. Her neurologists’ sleep solutions have failed her. Now that her bizarre sleeping habits have begun to include week long dreams she has resorted to her own methods for a cure.

METHOD ONE: CONTROL DREAMS. All attempts to morph dreams about a gorgeous warrior into romantic fantasies are thwarted. He keeps on insisting she is destined to marry a great king and lead their armies into war. At the end of every dream he asks her: will you fight the war and save mankind?

She laughs in his face.

METHOD TWO: RESIST! Blissany has plans for her life. None include fighting an intergalactic war. When her dreams begin spilling over into reality, she is forced to make a decision that will forever redefine her life. Standing between destiny and desire, she is left with only one option.



I have some contradictory feelings with "Superheroes wear Faded Denim".  Reason?  Yeah, I will get to that later.  Before that, I like the title and the cover.  The story and the world was unique.

There is a war, raging between the higher and lower realms.  Earth belongs to the middle realm.  Blissany and Dom, two humans from Earth were 'created' with a purpose to help the higher beings win the war.  But, they both already struggle to have a normal life, what with childhood troubles and sleep issues.  When the winged-and-gorgeous-angels ask their help to win the war, they are confused.  There is much convincing to be done by the angels.  Well, then goes the real story!  Will they accept and train for the war?  Will the higher realm win the war?  And yeah, there is romance.

Coming back to the contradictory feelings, I loved:
  • the world
  • the story

I hated:
  • the start of the novel
  • the confusion of the dream and real state of the characters
  • lack of depth in the characters

I felt like I didn't know these characters, even by the time I completed reading the novel.  CAN'T CONNECT.  I don't think many of them will have the patience to go up to 20% to start understanding what is happening in the novel.  But, I really enjoyed the fast-pace and action in the novel and got surprised by the way the author has built it.   Sounds contradictory?

Believe me, I want to say I love it..... But, sometimes, this disconnected feeling can become the major flaw to a novel..just like this time.

2.5 STARS!

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