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Posted June 21, 2014
WHEN I WASN'T CRACKING UP LAUGHING, I WAS WAITING FOR MORE AS TH
WHEN I WASN'T CRACKING UP LAUGHING, I WAS WAITING FOR MORE AS THE FAST-PACED ACTION AND ADVENTURE WENT DOWN IN HISTORY.
I, TO BE TOTALLY HONEST, READ IN THIS IN ONE DAY BECAUSE I LITTERLY COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. I HAVE TO ADMIT, THE BEGINNING IS QUITE BORING BECAUSE THE PROMISE OF BRAD BECOMING A VILLAIN ISN'T ANSWERED UNTIL HIS IS WELCOMED INTO VITAL. BUT PLEASE, READ THIS BOOK IF YOU ARE AN ACTION, COMMEDY, ADVENTURE, SUSPENSE, AND PLOT-TWIST FAN! THANKS FOR READING!
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Posted June 1, 2014
3.5 stars Brad's famous brother, Blake, is a superhero, but Brad
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Brad's famous brother, Blake, is a superhero, but Brad doesn't have any awesome powers like strength or flight. Brad's only power is that he's really smart. Someday, he'd like those awesome powers to appear - then he can destroy villains like his father and brother. But Brad's newest friends have different ideas about who the real heroes are. And Brad might not be as under-powered as he thinks.
V is for Villain is a fast-paced superhero novel. It has many tropes of the genre, so that makes it fairly predictable, especially in the beginning when Brad is feeling terrible about himself and his lack of appropriate powers. I enjoyed how V is for Villain delved into how these superheroes came to be. Much like the X-Men, there's quite a lot of talk about genetics, DNA, and computer programs.
However, one thing sets this book apart from others like it: The protagonist is actually a bit of an anti-hero.
Peter Moore does a terrific job of transitioning the reader toward a stance that almost takes pity on the villains, and sees arrogance in the heroes. As Brad begins to ally himself with "the enemy," we're not so sure that's the wrong decision. Moore really embraces fuzzy morals, and that makes V is for Villain quite intriguing.
The thing that brings this book down for me, other than some of the cliche teen elements, is that the world of the book was pretty underdeveloped. Since it was told from inside the elite world of superheroes, a lot of explanation was missing. For instance, it wasn't really clear how the Heroes interact with "Regulars."
Posted May 23, 2014
V is for Villain is an exceptionally written book that uses a go
V is for Villain is an exceptionally written book that uses a good deal of motifs and themes that make the reader think. Although this book is targeted mostly for teenagers, I certainly enjoyed reading it. It included a lot of relatable subjects such as bullying and feeling isolated from people and combines it with superheroes ,and let's not forget villains. It really shocked me to see how in depth the author went with his characterization of Brad ,and the dialogue was sarcastically hilarious between Brad and his brother. Defiantly a good, fast read and recommended for any superhero/villain lover out there.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.