If you’re looking for a hilarious superhero book with a sarcastic main character, this is the one.
First of all, it took me no time to read it because it’s somewhere around 200 pages, and even if it was longer, I would have still read it in one sitting because Meg, the main character, has this amazingly hilarious and ironic inner voice that I absolutely love in a first person view book!
You see, Meg has a unique set of superpowers, and both villains and superheroes want her on their side. Meg, however, wants nothing to do with them and just prefers her dead-end job. She wants everyone to leave her alone, please and thank you. That last part was added by me because she’ll never say those words. She’s hilariously direct and unapologetic, which I love!
So when Greg asks her on a coffee date – which is not a date, just a conversation – and she finally decides to give the whole superhero thing a chance, hilarity begins to unfold. Not only because Meg is completely closed off to this world at first but also because her banter with Greg is priceless! Little by little, we begin to see what’s really hiding behind Meg’s shields and what is in her heart. And Greg is so patient with her, he really takes all of her attitude and shrugs it off. These two are the perfect grumpy sunshine combo!
So if you want a grumpy sunshine superhero story where the main character really does NOT want to be a superhero and fights it all the way and has a sarcastic inner monologue that is hilarious 100% of the time and who is the complete opposite of her love interest and their banter is everything, I recommend this book. You won’t regret picking it up.
Reviewed by Violeta Nedkova