Monday, June 19, 2017

Trial by Fire by Lore Graham


All Elena wants to do in join the Hollywood Heroes, meet her compatriots, and slowly get into the swing of saving the world. What she gets instead is Consequence, who took out a full-page ad in the LA Times threatening to bring about an apocalypse.

Between villainous masterminds, her fellow heroes, and her attraction to group leader Lacy, Elena is going to have to learn fast how to be a Hollywood Hero or the only thing she'll have to worry about is how to survive a post-apocalyptic world.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Rachael☆☆☆
This was an... odd book for me. There were really two different things going on. The superhero stuff and the romance.

I'll start with the romance. I loved the sweetly built relationship we saw budding between Lacy and Elena. However, there wasn't a whole lot of substance to either character in my mind, just two people who found something they weren't particularly looking for.

Then there is the superhero aspect. It was kind of a hot mess on one hand and interesting on the other. The team was obviously still fumbling around as they tried to become a unified group like the team on the east coast, but they didn't want to be just like the other team, but something more and better and I liked that they didn't just follow in the other's footsteps. I will say that it lacked any type of training for a new member (Elena) or practice working as a team in the field, which I found odd.

That being said, I did like the little bit of 'action' we got to see Elena and Lacy deal with. I liked that we got to Elena sort of freak out the first time she had to use her powers against a real person who would have to live with permanent damage... or die because of what she'd done to them.

Overall, I enjoyed the writing style and the various characters, I simply felt like there was a lot that needed to be further developed and expanded upon to really make the superhero thing work.



Lore Graham is an agender, polyamorous writer who lives in Massachusetts. When ze isn’t writing speculative poetry or queer romance stories, ze’s usually cooking or throwing parties. Ze loves both creating and discovering unique settings and rich worlds, and indulges that love not only through reading and writing but also through tabletop roleplaying games.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Trial by Fire by Lore Graham to read and review.

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