(This book was previously called Powered, but I've read the new Alloy Entertainment edition which is called City of Legends. I don't know if there are any other changes between the two editions)
City of Legends was a conflicted read for me. At the one hand, I really wanted to like this superhero novel, at the other hand, there were quite a lot of things that just didn't make sense and I couldn't overlook all of them.
Maci is on the brink of becoming a Hero, for which she has trained almost her entire life. She's a Super, which means she has an extra circulation running outside of the body (Thanks evolution!). This was caused once by some kind of radiation in a cave. You know, the kind of radiation that adds extra genes to your genome. (#PuttingTheFictionInScienceFiction) The society is quite strange as in the Heroes do Superhero stuff protecting the normal humans, who are in reality looked upon as third class civilians. I still don't know if I actually like the world this story is set in.
Although Maci already has some anger issues, she's told at the most inconvenient of times that she once had a twin. This is terrible of course, for it is know that from every Super-twins born, one will turn evil, a Villain. For Maci, it's only downhill form there.
Man, Maci was an annoying girl at times. I get that maybe she was a bit upset or confused at the things she finds out, but she takes it to a whole new level. I really hope she gets a bit more bearable in the next books, or I might be cheering for the Villains in the end.
It was a fast read and besides the forced romance thing that apparently just had to be there, it was quite enjoyable. I'm still curious to find out what happens next.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!