Failstate

Who will be...America's next super hero?
A real page turner, I’ve had it for less than 24 hours and I am already over half-way through.

Hello Internet!

Yesterday I borrowed this book from the library and now I just have to share it. It’s about a small-time teenage super hero known as Failstate who is competing for a license to become a full-fledged licensed super hero, but when one of the other contestants is murdered he must discover the identity of the villain who did this.

What I particularly like about this story is how the author has Failstate try to solve the mystery. Pretty much straight away he thinks he knows who did it, and it makes sense with the evidence, but I’m thinking “seems a bit early for this”. Turns out he was dead wrong, but shortly after that he comes up with a new suspect. This one seems even more likely, but that turns out to be a dead end too. Most authors don’t let their characters jump to such major conclusions, but John Otte has Failstate make this very real and believable mistake.

Of course, that’s not to say I like everything¬†about this book. I’m not to fond of the romance. It’s not that Failstate and his brother are both vying for the affections of the same girl, usually love triangles bother me, but that’s because I don’t want either wannabe lover to be disappointed, and in this case, that’s not a problem given his brother’s attitude. I guess it’s the fact that the main character is trying so hard when he’s a teen that bothers me. Just because she’s a pretty girl he wants to kiss her. Maybe later in the story he’ll realize that this is not good behavior or something, but so far it doesn’t appear that way.

As for my own story, I intend to spend pretty much the rest of the day working on getting it published.

Till next time,

Goodbye Internet!