#Audio #Review#Audio #Review Superhero Syndrome by Caryn Larrinaga #AnAudiobookworm
Author: Caryn Larrinaga
Narrator: Ruby Hankey
Length: 7 hours and 55 minutes
Series: Solstice Survivors, Book 1
Publisher: Twisted Tree Press
Released: Jun. 19, 2019
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tess McBray was dying. The solstice syndrome had no cure, and she resigned herself to an early grave. But just when she gave up on survival, all her symptoms mysteriously disappeared.
All but one symptom, anyway. Something is wrong with Tess’ hands. They absorb any material they touch, and her skin turns to wood, steel, or concrete. It doesn’t take this comic book obsessed 21-year-old long to figure out what’s going on: Somehow, she’s developed super powers. And she’s not the only one; across the country, people are coming forward and sharing their gifts with the world. In her own city, where the police are battling a human trafficking operation, a masked vigilante called The Fox is saving lives and stopping criminals.
Tess doesn’t know where she fits into this new, super-powered world. But when people around her start disappearing, she can’t just sit on the sidelines. Teaming up with The Fox to create the world’s first superhero duo might be the only way to rid her city of evil and save the people she loves most.
Caryn Larrinaga is an award-winning mystery, horror, and urban fantasy writer. Her debut novel, Donn’s Hill, was awarded the League of Utah Writers 2017 Silver Quill in the adult novel category and was a 2017 Dragon Award finalist.
Watching scary movies through split fingers terrified Caryn as a child, and those nightmares inspire her to write now. Her 90-year-old house has a colorful history, and the creaking walls and narrow hallways send her running (never walking) up the stairs. Exploring her fears through writing makes Caryn feel a little less foolish for wanting a buddy to accompany her into the tool shed.
Caryn lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and their clowder of cats.
Caryn is an active member of the League of Utah Writers and the Utah Chapter of the Horror Writers Association.
Based out of the NYC area, Ruby Hankey works as a theatre/film professional in myriad mediums of the arts. As a lover of world travels, tap dance, ukulele, French absurdism and the outdoors, she is always ready for a new adventure. Ruby has choreographed and performed for venues including The Duke Theater, Symphony Space, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Joyce Theatre, Queens Theatre in the Park, Luna Stage and recently appeared in Current Harbor’s ’59RPM at HERE Arts Center! Her latest audiobook, Superhero Syndrome by Caryn Larrinaga is now available.
Tess McBray is dying, suffering from solstice syndrome for which there is no cure, she decided to check herself out of hospital to watch the meteor shower and die on her own terms. Only something happens during the shower and she doesn’t die. She appears to have been miraculous healed – and with the second chance at life she decided to head home and start her live over.
Only she wasn’t banking on becoming a superhero! This is Tess’s origin story if you like, we see her grow from a sickly woman into her powers. The story was a slow build up, with her learning of her abilities and also that there are others like her – she becomes obsessed with the Fox, a crime fighting vigilante with insane speed who she later ends up helping.
I loved this story, the build up, the characters and the crime fighting all in one. If you love superhero movies/books you will (i hope) love this! I can’t wait to read the next book.
Ruby Hankey was perfect for the audio for this book, she immersed herself into the characters and switched between characters flawlessly. The prodution was smooth and clear with no static or background noise.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Caryn Larrinaga. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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