I WANT SUPERPOWERS
By Steven Bereznai
- Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia
- Published: November 26, 2016
- Publisher: Jambor
- Pages: 262
The Genetic Wars that turned most of the planet into a wasteland are over. The so-called “dregs” (short for “DNA regulars”) and superpowered “Supergenics” now live separately from each other: the Supergenics in the shiny towers of Jupitar City, the dregs across the river in the squat concrete buildings of the boroughs. But Supergenic children are still born to dreg parents, and under repressive laws must be sent to live with their own kind. To find these special few, every teen faces their Testing Day. When her turn comes, socially isolated Caitlin Feral is determined to Manifest superpowers. If she fails, she faces a lifetime of loneliness and drudgery in the boroughs. But how much is she willing to sacrifice to be the supergirl she’s always wanted to be? And when she uncovers dark secrets kept by both sides, does she dare start another war to reveal the truth?
Its been a while since I’ve written a book review. So let me dust off my feather and quill because I HAD to review this book for you. Let’s get started!
The world as we know it, no longer exists after the Genetic War. There’s no such thing as freedom, or creative thinking. No internet. Cell phones. Google. You are told where to live. What to eat. How much to eat. Where to work. What to read! (This world is literally my worst nightmare). Unless, that is, if you have super powers.
As kids, they are encourage to try everything under the sun in hopes that they “manifest” or show their powers. If not, throughout their lives, they have a series of Testing Days in hopes their powers are revealed. And this story opens on Caitlin’s final Testing Day. Her last chance to feel special. Because, obviously, you were only “special” if you had superpowers. Teenagers!
But I don’t blame Caitlin for having this idea in her head. She was raised by a single mother after her father was killed while trying to start a revolution. They live in a poor borough. In a studio apartment with mom and super animated little brother. Saying she was a loner by nature, is an understatement. She really had NO friends and was bullied. So for her, this was her last chance to show everyone she mattered in a world where people really had no value.
So, does she manifest? That’s for you to read and find out. But even the manifest, or lack there of, is just a minor dent in this story incredible story.
This book takes you on a journey about friendship, love, and knowing eveyone has a purpose and each persom matters. It’s a tale of self-discovery and worth.
You think you know what’s going to happen, but you really have no idea of what is actually going on. Who can Caitlin trust? Who’s friend or fo? And teaches you a massive lesson, sometimes what you want the most out of life it could be your worst nightmare.
One of the things that I always ask from an author is to take me away from reality. Put me in a place where I want to be part of. And Steven delivers just that. As horrifying as this world is, I want to walk the yellow zone. I want visit the ruins of what once was and see what I discover.
I give this story FIVE NERD glasses out of FIVE. If you pick it up, fasten your seat belts because this is a wild ride.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
In the book, a bad ass rave takes place. Along with the cover colors, I created my idea of a rave MOTD.
I even combed my hair in two long pigtails. It’s how I used to do my hair for raves.
- PRIMER: Cover FX Blurring Primer
- COLOR CORRECTING: Color Correcting Stick in Light – ELF Cosmetics
- FOUNDATION: Sun Beige 310 – Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage
- EYEBROWS: Honey Brown – COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Mico-Fine + Define Pencil
- CONCEALER: Light Medium – Tarte Shape Tape
- BRONZER: Bahama Mama – theBalm
- HIGHLIGHTER: Top Shelf – MYOB Cosmetics
- BLUSH: Hush Blush – Pretty Vulgar Make Them Blush
- PRIMER: Fair – ELF HD Lifting Concealer
- ALL OVER LID: Locked & Loaded – ColourPop Double Entendre Palette
- CREASE & LOWER LASH: Puffs – Morphe 35B
- LID: Sunshine – Morphe 35B
- INNER CORNER & WATERLINE: Turquoise – Stila Waterproof Liner
- EYELINER: Totally Tangerine Danessa Myricks Waterproof Cushion Color
- MASCARA: Lancome Monsieur Big
- LIPSTICK: Flamingo – Sephora Rouge