By Michael Carroll
Ten years after every superhuman vanished from the face of the earth, a new generation of heroes has emerged. Endowed with unimaginable powers, these young crime fighters are suiting up and taking on London’s worst. But heroes become targets when the secret identities of Colin, Renata, and Danny are mysteriously leaked to the press. With their names and faces on every TV station and newspaper around the world, the trio takes refuge at a secret military installation that houses and trains a new crop of superhumans. Together, the three friends join the team as a new threat surfaces in America’s heartland—one that will pit the heroes against the innocents they’re trying to protect, and every action will bring Quantum’s dark prophecy closer to fulfillment…
I read the first book in this series a few years back and was patiently waiting for the library to get the next in the series…I lost interest before they were able to acquire the book. So, I’m not sure if it was because I was still a little miffed at the wait, or if I just didn’t like this book as much, but it fell a little flat for me after my initial love for the first book. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an entertaining and fun read for any superhero lover. I just wish that it was less dark. I guess my attitude toward superheroes is that they should be light, and help us feel like we too can be heroes and defeat our foes. This was more like, wow, life is horrible, I’m destined to become evil and maybe that’s good, because philosophically, there is no “good” and “evil” so what does it matter? It’s a weird vibe.
After reading this I actually opted not to read the third book because like Sam from Lord of the Rings said, “Sometimes you [don’t] want to know the end, because how can the end be happy?” Who knows, I may read it some day when I feel a little braver.
I give it a 3 out of 5