Monday, May 25, 2020

Review: Heroine Worship (#2) by Sarah Kuhn

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Title: Heroine Worship (#2)
Author: Sarah Kuhn
Published by: DAW Books, Inc.
Released: 2017
Source: Library

Synopsis: Once upon a time, Aveda Jupiter (aka Annie Chang) was demon-infested San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine, a beacon of hope and strength and really awesome outfits. But all that changed the day she agreed to share the spotlight with her best friend and former assistant Evie Tanaka—who’s now a badass, fire-wielding superheroine in her own right. They were supposed to be a dynamic duo, but more and more, Aveda finds herself shoved into the sidekick role. Where, it must be said, she is not at all comfortable.
It doesn’t help that Aveda’s finally being forced to deal with fallout from her diva behavior—and the fact that she’s been a less than stellar friend to Evie. Or that Scott Cameron—the man Aveda’s loved for nearly a decade—is suddenly giving her the cold shoulder after what seemed to be some promising steps toward friendship. Or that the city has been demon-free for three months in the wake of Evie and Aveda’s apocalypse-preventing battle against the evil forces of the Otherworld, leaving Aveda without the one thing she craves most in life: a mission.
All of this is causing Aveda’s burning sense of heroic purpose—the thing that’s guided her all these years—to falter.
In short, Aveda Jupiter is having an identity crisis.
When Evie gets engaged and drafts Aveda as her maid-of-honor, Aveda finally sees a chance to reclaim her sense of self and sets out on a single-minded mission to make sure Evie has the most epic wedding ever. But when a mysterious, unseen supernatural evil rises up and starts attacking brides-to-be, Aveda must summon both her superheroine and best friend mojo to take down the enemy and make sure Evie’s wedding goes off without a hitch—or see both her city and her most important friendship destroyed forever. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I wish I loved this story as much as I love the cover. This was kind of meh.
Heroine Worship is told entirely from Aveda Jupiter's POV. I didn't like Aveda in the first book. She's very much a diva, and not in a good way. Everything is about her. She's very insecure too. She wasn't awful in this book. I didn't hate following her as much as I thought I would.
I liked the romance. That was my favorite part of this whole book. It was sweet, it was steamy. I rooted for it.
The whole plot of this book was really dumb. It wasn't that good. They kept using this term "puppy demon," and I came to hate seeing that word. They used it every couple pages. It was the worst.
I also got a little annoyed how every little thing was considered racist to Aveda. She's over sensitive about it, in my opinion. I also found it irritating how every bully or mean person she encountered is pointed out for being white.
I wish I liked this book more then I did. With a better plot, maybe that could have happened. The only thing really good about it was the romance.

Kind of Annoying

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