Wednesday, January 20, 2021

We Could Be Heroes:A Novel by Mike Chen

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

An emotional adventure about two misfits who have extraordinary powers, but have forgotten who they were before. The vigilante and the villain must team up to stop a mad scientist who threatens the city, while trying to figure out who they really are.

Jamie woke up two years ago in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to who he might be, and also with the power to read other people's memories. In the meantime, he's become the Mind Robber, holding up banks for quick cash. Similarly, Zoe is searching for her past, and using her new extraordinary abilities of speed and strength...to deliver fast food. And occasionally beat up bad guys, if she feels like it.

When the two meet in a memory-loss support group, they realize they are each other's best chance at discovering what happened to them. The quest will take them deep into a medical conspiracy that is threatening to spill out and wreak havoc on their city, and maybe the country. As the two get past their respective barriers, they'll realize that their friendship is the thing that gives them the greatest power.

my thoughts:

We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen is a terrific story to get lost in on a chilly winter day. It's funny, engaging, and unputdownable. I absolutely LOVED every minute I spent with this book. What a treat!

Jamie and Zoe are both members of a memory-loss support group.  Apparently, they both have superhero powers, but have no clue why.  So, in order to find out what happened to them, they decide to join forces.  Of course, seeing as Jamie's been using his powers for theft and Zoe's been using her's to keep the streets clear of bad guys, the two aren't exactly on the same page when it comes morals. Regardless, they need answers and they know that together they can find them. Then again, the more they dig, they may just want to turn back and away from what they will find. Yikes!

Chen has written a terrific story chock full of cinematic action-packed scenes and characters that you can't help but befriend. The story itself is fascinating, funny, and has dark twists and turns that will keep you wanting more. I would happily recommend We Could Be Heroes to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you will LOVE this book!!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

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