Solid Premise, Piss Poor Execution: The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas

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Never trust a guy in spandex.

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.

That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.

After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.

Source: GoodReads

Another day another DNF…

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I say that too much than I should.

And to be fair, that imprint should’ve warned me enough to steer clear of it.  I’m pretty sure that imprint was created in mind to raise my hopes that it would be full of great books and then ruin them ’cause why not.

I hate that imprint.

Seriously, with Swoon Books I have terrible luck with them.  But with The Supervillain and Me I had high hopes.  Because men in tights, ya’ll.  Well, and super heroes.

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The thing is, the world building for this book was incredibly bland and so were the characters.  Also, within the 100 pages I read this book really didn’t hold my interest so…DNF.

To be fair to the book, I read it during vacation so my reading experience of it was sporadic at best.  However, if it was good enough I would’ve focused my attention on it and finished it.  However, I was just damn bored with the thing if we’re going to be honest.

What’s a shame is this thing had an interesting set up.  Had the relationships been explored some more, the dynamics played up some more, I feel like I could’ve enjoyed this one.  As it was though, I felt like I was merely getting a skeleton outline of a story that wasn’t fully fleshed out.

I can also see that some weird sort of a triangle was developing, but when your characters are barely formed who cares.

And that was my whole attitude with this book who cares.

And that’s how I knew I had to stop.

I am really tired of being on a  reading slump.  Sometimes actively I pick books I know that are going either be a hit or a miss for me, but not in this case.  I genuinely thought I would like it.  I wanted to like it, but it just didn’t work for me.

It’s a shame I hate saying, but there’s a reason this imprint is on my shit list and this sort of epitomizes it.

Overall Rating: A DNF

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