Secondhand Origin Stories

Second Sentinels Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jack R. R. Evans
Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Opal has been planning to go to Chicago and join the Midwest's superhero team, the Sentinels, since she was a little kid. That dream took on a more urgent tone when her superpowered dad was unjustly arrested for protecting a neighbor from an abusive situation. Now, she wants to be a superhero not only to protect people, but to get a platform to tell the world about the injustices of the Altered Persons Bureau, the government agency for everything relating to superpowers. 

But just after Opal's high school graduation, a supervillain with a jet and unclear motives attacks the downtown home of the Sentinels, and when Opal arrives, she finds a family on the brink of breaking apart. She meets a boy who's been developing secret (and illegal) brain-altering nanites right under the Sentinels' noses, another teenage superhero-hopeful who looks suspiciously like a long-dead supervillain, and the completely un-superpowered daughter of the Sentinels' leader. Can four teens on the fringes of the superhero world handle the corruption, danger, and family secrets they've unearthed?

©2017 Lee Blauersouth (P)2018 Lee Blauersouth

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Based on the audible preview, the book wasn’t what I was expecting (a story about Opal, and her powers..) but it turned o to be an amazing ensemble story about new friendship, loyalty, community, social commentary, and some really great, well thought out, diverse characters. The superhero world is a backround entity while the group of new friends and their dedication to one another is the jam.