Monday, 28 November 2011

Trance - Book Review

Trance (MetaWars #1)
by Kelly Meding

What is it about:
Fifteen years ago, Teresa “Trance” West was a skilled telepath and a proud member of the Ranger Corps. But ever since the Rangers were inexplicably rendered powerless at the climax of the devastating Meta War, she’s bounced from one dead-end job to another. Now her powers have reappeared just as mysteriously as they vanished— only they’re completely transformed and more potent than ever. And they’re threatening to destroy her.

Trance heads to Los Angeles to track down the surviving Rangers and discover who restored her powers—and why—but a phantom enemy is determined to kill them before they can reassemble. As they dodge his deadly attacks and come to terms with their new role as heroes, Trance and the rest of the team set out to annihilate the sinister madman . . . only to discover their own powers are his greatest weapons.

What did I think of it:
This is a very cool read.

Trance was only a kid when all Rangers lost their superpowers and the world suddenly was without its super heroes and super villains. Now she's an adult and just as suddenly she has superpowers again.

I love the above set up, it lends itself perfectly for an action packed adventure. The world Meding creates is intriguing and really cool. Meding really thought about how super heroes and villains would influence society and added this into the story in a natural way.

The lead characters are well defined and life-like and I rooted for Trance from the start. The problems she faces feel real and add tension to the story. Some of the other characters feel a bit one dimensional though and either my villain detector was spot on or the villains of this story are a bit too obvious.

Those two things aside I really enjoyed this story. It's well written and very entertaining. I will keep an eye out for the next book in this series.

Why should you read it:
It's got cool action and super heroes.

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Michelle Greathouse said...

I've had this one on my wishlist since I found the cover. :) Yours is the only review I've read and I'm glad to see you enjoyed it.


Mel said...

I have this on my TBR pile but it does look so cool - so glad you liked it! :)

M.A.D. said...

*MOAN* Attenion. We interrupt this review for a test of the Emergency Zombie Apocalypse System

*MOAN* This is only a test. Had this been an ACTUAL zombie apocalypse, bloggers would be advised to turn to page 37 of the Zombie Survival Guide for further instructions.

*MOAN* Remember, this is only a test. Thank you. *MOAN*

Sullivan McPig said...

Page 37? I need to select a power tool?
And how did you know I am exactly at page 37 at the moment? Creepy mind reading zombies!!!

M.A.D. said...

Is that actually on page 37?? I haven't had the pleasure of reading the Zombie Survival Guide, but DID just finish World War Z last night [can we say EPIC?!?] so am intending to pick up a copy someday :D

Sullivan McPig said...

I still need to get my trotters on World War Z. The Zombie Survival Guide is very instructive and cool.