Waiting on Wednesday is a popular weekly meme that was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It’s where you spotlight a book that you’re really excited for and are eagerly anticipating. So what am I dying for this week? It’s about a courageous hero with superpowers called
Hero Worship by Christopher E. Long
Publication Date: 2014
Ever since becoming an IWP—Individual with Powers—Marvin Maywood has dreamed of joining the Core, a group of gifted heroes who save lives and stop crimes. But because he’s a homeless teenager who is forbidden to use his amazing powers, wanting and achieving that dream are two very separate things.
But when Marvin saves a family from dangerous hoodlums with his incredible strength and speed, his chance to try out for the Core comes at last. The opportunity seems like a dream come true—until he realizes that the idyllic hero life he imagined is just a mask for the corrupt reality. And when a beloved hero is murdered, Marvin is suspected of being the villain behind the crime.
Normally, I’m not super excited about crime mysteries and the main characters being the suspects being the crime. While I love mysteries, crimes and reading about the process of solving them–something just deters me away from a book when I read those words, uttered so many different times in so many different blurbs, when I see it. BUT NOT THIS BOOK. I love the cover and I absolutely cannot wait for HERO WORSHIP to come out! I’m in the mood for a great book about people with superpowers, or rather IWPs, and I feel like this is just the book. I hope Christopher E. Long doesn’t disappoint, and while I’m waiting I look forward to reading some of his comics!
What’s your waiting on pick this week? If you did one, leave your link in the comments below and I’ll make sure to check it out!