Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Feros: By Wesley King



James, Hayden, Sam, Emily and Lana are finally ready to join the League of Heroes. Their new powers have made them stronger than ever (Hayden has perfected some particularly useful tricks for doing housework from the sofa), and the friends even gave themselves a name: the Feros. But as their induction into the League approaches, they are ambushed and arrested by a group of rogue Heroes. The only one who can clear their name is the League’s leader, Thunderbolt—but he’s gone missing. The Feros manage to escape capture, but with Thunderbolt gone and several League members defecting, there is no one left to trust.

Confident they can overcome anything together, the group’s security is shaken when Emily is mysteriously abducted right out from under them. Have the Vindico somehow managed to escape the impenetrable Perch? Or are they fighting a new enemy that they can’t see? One thing they know for sure is that even Sam’s telepathic detection has proven useless against this unknown foe. Without their computer genius or their telepathic shield, how will the Feros ever find Emily and keep themselves—and their families—safe?


Awesome superpowers. Check.

Nonstop action. Check.

Fun characters with witty dialog. Check.

A must buy book that anyone looking for an entertaining super powered book. Check.

I’m usually a sucker for a superhero book, but even I have my limits. If it doesn’t have strong relatable characters, the plot has holes, or its just plain bad writing then even I wont like it.

Luckily, none of these problems happen in this book.

In fact besides the nonstop action (who doesn’t like to see Hayden and James smash things), the strong characters were probably my favorite part of the book. Hayden, Sam, James, Lana, and Emily are likable, relatable, and strong willed protagonists. They will stop at nothing to protect each other, even fighting the league itself. So when Emily is abducted, the team is put to the test, fighting norms and supers alike in order to get her back.

In case you haven’t realized yet, I really liked The Feros. The Feros is full of fun and relatable characters, nonstop action, and tons of super powers. Not only that, but The Feros answers and confirms some of the questions readers were left with in Vindico. Who actually started the League? Who else has the ability to give super powers? Who is behind the dissension in the ranks in the League? If you have no idea what I’m talking about at all (or don’t know what the League is) then I’d recommend reading the first book in the series, The Vindico, before reading The Feros. But on the plus side The Vindico is a fun book that readers will truly enjoy.

All in all I fully recommend The Feros. It has action, super powers, and great characters. If you’re looking for a good summer read, then look no further.


Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Published: June 27, 2013

Price: $16.99

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