We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Zoe trying to do good now, but Jamie is just trying to steal enough to escape to a tropical island. Two low-key supers. One a villain who uses his Mind Robber persona to rob banks. He has the ability to cut out memories from people’s heads… An effective way of threatening tellers. And then there’s Throwing Star. She has those classic Superhero powers. Strength, super eyesight, blazing speed!

Zoe and Jamie had met across from each other on the Super playing field, but they meet IRL across from each other at a group therapy session for people who have had memory loss. They both came into the world two years ago with no memory of life beforehand. Zoe and Jamie begin to find they have much more in common, and most importantly, a deep desire to find out who they are and how they got these powers.

I really enjoyed Chen’s first two books. His books are light on the science and big on the characters. By the second chapter I knew these characters, and it was awesome to see them develop. He is also a master of near-future speculation. Each of his books feature a premise that is totally realistic; they are situations that I can envision and I think that just adds to the credibility of his characters.

Look for lots of good twists and some good feels.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley, Mira, and the author for an advanced copy for review.

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