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In a world where everyone wears a mask, you can’t trust anyone… not even yourself.

Verity Fortune was once Sapphire City’s top crime-fighter, wielding her powers of telekinesis to battle the city’s most despicable villains. Now, she’s consumed by a single burning desire: revenge. Against those who took away her mask, her memory, and nearly her life.

Having escaped from the asylum they left her to rot in, Verity dons her mask once again and becomes the Seeker, a vigilante warrior for truth.

But when she unwittingly uncovers an evil conspiracy deep within her own family, she’s suddenly on the run, alone and hunted by those she thought were on her side…

I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was spiderman meets superman meets girl interrupted. The first chapter had it’s hooks in me from the word go and then they lessened a little as I kept reading. It started as a kind of upside down Spiderman, instead of him fighting someone who is really rich, she is really rich and her father owns a large company and they are fighting the bad guys.

The story flowed well and I really enjoyed where it took me, but some of the writing style and terms that were used put me off a little.

“Christ on a cheeseburger” and other such sayings are not needed for me. Most of the writing was fine but at certain points it felt like the author was trying too hard to make it sound fancy, it wasn’t needed and was a little jarring.

Verity was an okay character most of the time but she was a little annoying and quite selfish and doesn’t really listen to anyone else. She also has a screw or two lose and not in a good way, some of what she was doing was over the top and not needed.

Overall I found this book action packed and riveting, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes superheroes.

4 out of 5 stars

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