Oh my goodness, Heroine Worship was so cute and original! I guarantee nobody has read a superhero novel like this series. In the first book we got attack cupcakes, and this one is full of surprises that were just as creative! I feel like I’m an imaginative person, and I would never have thought of turning mundane every day things into possessed demons. I love it!
Not only do I think this series has a completely original plot, I also love that it’s not only about romance. While the relationship between Annie and Scott was definitely important, Annie’s relationship with Evie was also prominent. As was the relationship and friendship among all of the superhero gang. In particular, I’m interested in seeing how everything turns out with Evie and Bea.
Still, obviously it was the moments between Scott and Annie that really tugged my strings. I felt the heat between them when I was reading Heroine Worship, and knew when they came together it would be passionate, and it was. Each of their interactions had me grinning and smiling, and even giggling. I giggled right along with Annie every time she giggled! Scott was seriously dreamy, and I liked how he was playful more than he was serious, but he also knew when to turn that goofiness off. I also loved how Scott and Annie’s connection went back to their childhood. It created an interesting dynamic.
I liked Annie too. It always surprises me when I like the heroine as much as I like the hero, but I was able to relate to Annie in ways that surprised me. Outwardly, I’m definitely more like Evie, but I was able to understand Annie’s emotional turmoil. She was a little bit over the top and it was easy to see why her loved ones became annoyed, but there was something sincere about Annie. I felt for her, and I loved that she saw her flaws and was trying to recreate herself.
So, in Heroine Complex we got the story of Evie. In Heroine Worship, we got to delve into Annie’s personality. I wonder who’s next? I’m eager for more about Bea, but I think I want Lucy to be next. There’s still so much mystery about her, and I’m definitely intrigued. (I’d also love more about Shruti.)
If you guys are looking for an Urban Fantasy with great characters and a plot like nothing you’ve read before, you really should check out this series!
(And I still think the physical books should have colored graphic novel type illustrations.)
Thank you to DAW for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.