Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Supernova by Elizabeth Sharp (4.5 stars) -- Review & Giveaway

About Supernova

On Cleo’s first day at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Academy, things get pretty weird pretty fast. After being confronted by a strangely hostile boy, she meets two girls and instantly bonds with them. Before long danger threatens the entire student body, in the form of a soul eating possessor fae. When her brother is savagely beaten and left in a coma, the girls decide to use their fae powers to become superheroes and stop the possessions.

They quickly learn things are a lot more complicated than they had ever imagined. A government plot that had begun when they were infants endangers them all, and a demented former soldier bent on revenge is after them. The line between friend and foe has become so blurry, Cleo has no idea who she can trust. Will their superhero plot help them save the day, or just get them killed?


Cleo, Violet, and Charlotte are drawn to each other and finally feel they have real girlfriends. Everything seems to be falling into place, until one of their male friends starts acting out--he's simply not himself. In search of answers, the girls find themselves in the middle of a war started before they were born.

Trying to take matters into their own hands, they form a superhero group with outfits, nicknames, and all. But they are facing evil that can take their very souls. Will good win out over evil? Or have the girls gotten themselves in over their heads?

Let me start by saying I absolutely loved the originality of this story. There are some interesting takes on paranormal beings. But more than that, I enjoyed the character building and deepening friendships being formed. I fell in love with each of these characters for different reasons (and I'd love to read a story from the guys' perspectives). Best of all, there isn't a whiny girl in the bunch. They all have their strengths, even as they are figuring out how to use them.

At first, the changing points of view slowed my reading as I adjusted. But as I became more engrossed in the story, the pacing and surprise story revelations took over. And there are so many interesting surprises. At one point, a character warns another not to trust anyone. But it serves as a shout out to the reader as well.

Oh, and did I mention there are also some sweet romantic elements?

If you love an original spin on paranormal with great characters, you'll love Supernova.

Rating: 4.5 stars

About the Author

Elizabeth has a near crippling Facebook addiction, dwarfed only by her need for Dr. Pepper. A self-proclaimed techno geek, she loves cell phones, computers, tablets and all things technological. The internet has to be the greatest invention since the wheel, in her opinion. She lives in a quiet subdivision with her husband, one-year-old son, three cats, and far too many electronics. It’s quite possible she has some raccoon in her DNA, because she loves glitter and anything that sparkles. She enjoys making jewelry and costumes. Halloween is her favorite holiday since it’s the one day of the year that you can be whatever you want. But her first love will always be writing. Otherwise, hearing voices in her head would make her feel schizophrenic.

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Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.