Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)
Other superheroes in the Guild of Sevens have powers that fifteen-year-old Hannah doesn’t have. She considers herself to be the worst Seven of them all, but she’s stubborn as all get-out—and her moment to prove it arrives in The Hero Feat of Hannah Helstrom by author J. Philip Horne.
First off: WOW to this!
Now, I should probably say Hannah’s moment to “prove it” is her moment to “use it,” as this isn’t a “prove myself to everybody” story but a “use what I have when it’s needed” story.
It’s pretty amazing because even though it was no shock to find out what Hannah’s moment would be, her journey to get there and the way she navigates through it is still so compelling. Hannah’s training, mettle, heart, unselfishness, and quick thinking come into play in the face of an incredibly daunting task. Yet, she’s so down-to-earth (with a little edge of dry humor) that she keeps the story real instead of corny.
As this short, coming-of-age fantasy read is a standalone from the Guild of Sevens middle grade series, it makes me curious about the “WOW” that may be in the novels.