Author: Caryn Larrinaga
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Suspense
Rating: 5 Stars
Tess McBray was dying. The Solstice Syndrome had no cure, and she resigned herself to an early grave. But just when she gave up on survival, all her symptoms mysteriously disappeared.
All but one symptom, anyway. Something is wrong with Tess’s hands. They absorb any material they touch, and her skin turns to wood, or steel, or concrete. It doesn’t take this comic-book obsessed 21-year-old long to figure out what’s going on: somehow, she’s developed super powers. And she’s not the only one; across the country, people are coming forward and sharing their gifts with the world. In her own city, where the police are battling a human trafficking operation, a masked vigilante called The Fox is saving lives and stopping criminals.
Tess doesn’t know where she fits into this new, super-powered world. But when people around her start disappearing, she can’t just sit on the sidelines. Teaming up with The Fox to create the world’s first superhero duo might be the only way to rid her city of evil and save the people she loves most.
WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW
Superhero Syndrome by Caryn Larrinaga was an absolutely stunning read. I found the characters to be personable, the writing style to be clear and easy to follow. The world-building and description were familiar and elegant. I loved the romance between The Butterfly and The Fox. I could really go on about it for ages.
I absolutely loved the book and would certainly recommend it to anyone who likes superhero stories. I’m usually not much of a superhero fan (I don’t even like the avengers), but this book was so well crafted that I couldn’t help but be sucked into it.