Almost Invincible (The White Knight and Black Valentine Series, #3) by Kristen Brand #BookReview @brandedkristen


Cover: Almost Invincible
(The White Knight and Black Valentine Series, #3)
by Kristen Brand

The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)

Plot
(by Goodreads)

A theme park turns into a death-trap of sadistic supervillains…

White Knight is the most popular superhero in the country—which is bad news for David Del Toro, formerly White Knight, who retired from heroics years ago and just wants some peace and quiet. When the White Knight ride at a superhero-inspired theme park has a grand reopening, Dave is more than happy to give his complimentary tickets to his daughter and her friends and spend the day at home. But then the park gets taken hostage by supervillains.

The man known as Bloodbath spent the last decade in a maximum-security prison and blames White Knight for putting him there. He’s given an ultimatum: the hero comes to face him, or he’ll kill every tourist in the park. Dave barely managed to beat Bloodbath while in his prime and doesn’t like his chances now that he’s old and busted. But unless he does something, every innocent person in the park is going to die…including his daughter.

Almost Invincible is the third book of The White Knight & Black Valentine Series but can be read as a standalone. If you like tense thrillers with big, superpowered action, don’t wait—download Almost Invincible now!

 

Genre(s): Kindle eBooks
> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Pulp
Books
> Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Superheroes
> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense
Series: The White Knight and Black Valentine Series, #3
Length: 151 pages
Release date: 2017-09-30

 

Teaser


I crashed through a storefront window before slamming into a shelf. When I finally hit the floor, it knocked the wind out of me, and I spent several seconds just trying to inhale. My chest hurt. My back hurt. My head – on second thought, it’d be easier to list the things that didn’t hurt. I shifted experimentally, trying to see how much my body would rebel when I moved. It was as agonizing as expected. Something heavy lay on top of me, and it turned out to be a life-size replica of White Knight, hands on its hips and a stupid smile on its face. I shoved it off with a grunt.


My Opinion

In this book, David del Toro gives his tickets to a superhero theme park reopening to his daughter and her friends. A few hours later he learns about a hostage situation at that park.

With “Almost Invincible”, Kristen Brand presents us with a part funny, part tragic fight between revenge-hungry supervillains and courageous yet desperate superheroes. The story is intriguing, comprises interesting turns, and has a good flow. I was drawn into the story for the major part of the book, I just did not fancy the longer passages on the White Knight’s ailments between and during the fights. I had a good time reading “Almost Invincible”.

This is for you if you like superheroes, suspense with twists, and a mixture of strange events and sometimes funny situations.

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (four stars)
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  (three stars)
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language 😳  (some mild to medium swearwords throughout the story)
Violence 😳 – 😡  (fight scenes include some gore)
Sexual content :mrgreen:  (decent enough)

 

About the author

If Kristen Brand could have any superpower, she’d want telekinesis so she wouldn’t have to move from her computer to pour a new cup of tea. She spends far too much time on the internet, and when she’s not writing, she’s usually reading novels or comic books.

Connect with the Author:

Website:  http://www.kristenbrand.com/
Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/brandedkristen
Amazon:  Kristen Brand
Buy links:  books2read.com/u/b6xjMp


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about “Almost Invincible”?  Or – if you did not yet read “Almost Invincible” – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


Review:  Hero Status (The White Knight and Black Valentine Series, #1)

Review:  Villainous (The White Knight and Black Valentine Series, #2)

 

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