Friday, June 27, 2014

Joshua Dredd: The Dominion Key by Lee Bacon

Joshua Dread: The Dominion Key (Joshua Dread, #3)This book is a 2014 release, and I gave it a rating of four out of five. Josh is a superhero, although his fame is dropping. His Gyft, or special power, is the ability to create fire, and two of his friends have super strength and the power to see things before they happen. His best friend, Milton, does not have a Gyft, but he's still part of the Alliance of the Impossible. The gang is attacked by super villains, so they head to Alabaster Academy, a school for kids with Gyfts, to hide out. Josh discovers Phineas Vex, a teenage villain, plans to steal four items that will allow him to rule the world, and his goons are heading to the academy. After the first three items are stolen, the kids realize they must find the last item and destroy it. It's a race to the finish!

This book is the third in the Joshua Dread series. The author added a couple of interesting twists to the characters. Milton has some insecurities hiding in a school full of kids with superpowers. Although Josh is a superhero, his parents happen to be famous super villains. Sophie, his friend with super strength, happens to be the daughter of the most popular superhero in the world. She's having trouble dealing with her father dating another superhero. The plot includes some common, and some uncommon, superpowers, and Professor Fleming really enjoys teaching the kids about dangerous weapons. His first lesson gives the kids five minutes to defuse a time bomb! Overall, the book is not classic literature, but it's entertaining.

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