Monday, July 11, 2011

Book Review: The Fire Inside (Sidekicks #1) by Raymond Rose

The Fire Inside is the first book of the Sidekicks series by Raymond Rose.

Book Description
Jack’s life isn’t the most exciting but it’s a life. One that he’s created over the past ten years to suit him. That is, until Bruce, Jack’s best friend comes to town. Bruce, a Federal Agent, is on an uber-secret mission to save the city. Instead, he’s murdered. Suddenly, Jack has no choice but to become what he was before: a crime-fighter. Ten years ago, Jack and Bruce were Teen Protectors, costumed crime-fighters under the tutelage of their mentors, The Protectors. One night, a horrible battle erupted between superheroes and villains that left half of the city ruined and thousands dead. The government banned all superpowers and Jack, presumed dead, remained that way. However, now, Bruce is dead and Jack sets out to solve his best friend’s murder. With the help of new allies (including a man who can turn invisible and a woman who can become pure information), villains old and new (including his ex-girlfriend) bent to stop him, Jack will walk a world he left – a world more complicated and dangerous than he ever knew – and find some answers.
The Fire Inside by Raymond Rose is a great mystery/suspense superhero novel.  Think a non-Disney version of The Incredibles meets The Matrix.

If you are like my husband and anxiously awaiting each new superhero release at the theater, do yourself a favor and bide your time with The Fire Inside.  It is one of those books that reads just like a movie.  In fact, I'd love to see an adaptation.

Even if you aren't necessarily a superhero fan, I still recommend The Fire Inside to fans of mysteries and suspense thrillers.  The superpowers make for dynamic characters and tons of action.

I look forward to the release of a second book in the Sidekicks series.

Review copy provided by author


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  1. This sounds fun. I don't think I've read a book about superheroes/superpowers other than those possessed by vampires. If I have, it has been a long time.

    Fab review.

  2. Wooooooooo, superheroes! Can't go wrong, right? ;)

    I'm very excited to see "Cheat" over in your currently reading list!

    YA: Cheat, Liar, Coward, Thief
    Adult: Shackled


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