All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault

All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault

Paperback - 2017
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Monsters are real.But so are heroes.Sparks are champions of weird science. Boasting capes and costumes and amazing superpowers that only make sense if you don't think about them too hard, they fight an eternal battle for truth and justice . . . mostly.Darklings are creatures of myth and magic: ghosts, vampires, were-beasts, and the like. Their very presence warps reality. Doors creak at their approach. Cobwebs gather where they linger. Kim Lam is an ordinary college student until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and three housemates into Sparks--and drafts them into the never-ending war between the Light and Dark. They struggle to master their new abilities--and (of course) to design cool costumes and come up with great hero names.Turns out that "accident" was just the first salvo in a Mad Genius's latest diabolical scheme. Now it's up to four newbie heroes to save the day, before they even have a chance to figure out what their team's name should be!
Publisher: New York :, Tom Doherty Associates,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765392633
Branch Call Number: FAN GAR
Characteristics: 382 pages ; 21 cm


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JessicaGma May 08, 2018

Freaking brilliant and it's sooooooo good to see a novel set in Canada, and Waterloo to boot. A new set of superheroes are created through an accident at the University of Waterloo, and they fight against vampires, werewolves and supervillains. Such a great idea, and it should lead to a fabulous series

RobertELPL May 02, 2018

Great Supehero Urban Fantasy title with tons of action and a unique take on light v. dark. It is very tongue-in-cheek and pokes a lot of fun at the superhero comics genre. The author does a great job at world building by having the narrator speak in such a way that you feel as if the two of you are sitting at a coffee shop while she tells her story. Fun cast of characters and exciting super powers. The second in the series comes out Nov. 6, 2018 (as of 5/2/18) and is called "They Promised Me the Gun Wasn't Loaded."

Dec 28, 2017

Quick read. Lots of fun. I look forward to book 2.

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