Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence

Title: The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence
Authors: Stan Lee, Stuart Moore and Andie Tong
Series: Zodiac #1
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Source: I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review


Stan Lee presents a brand new, magical, super-powered adventure! 

When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-America teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He'll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.

I chose this book for review because, well, Stan Lee. And while it was a fun read, I didn't find it all that memorable and the found the characters a bit flat.

Steven doesn't really fit in at school. He loves comic-book-movies and doesn't get along with his cold (frigid even) parents. Steven's world gets turned upside down when he stumbles across a weird ceremony in a secret room of a museum in Hong Kong and becomes infused with the power of his zodiac sign: tiger.

Steven is generally a good kid. However, he does have some hardcore whine-y fits. I found a few times the characters had weird overreactions to events (not just Steven) that left me a bit confused.

One thing I wished was that the characters had a bit more depth. I found Jasmine probably had the most depth, but characters like Liam and Duane were lacking a bit. However, since this is set up to be a series, I'm hoping they will be further developed in the next book.

There was lots of action in this one, so, while I found it not that memorable, it was a lot of fun to read. I think this one would also appeal to both boys and girls, as it has kickass characters of both genders.

Find the Book:
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Find the Author:
Stan Lee: Goodreads | Twitter | Web | Facebook
Stuart Moore: Goodreads | Twitter
Andie Tong (Illustration): Goodreads | Twitter | Web

1 comment:

  1. Glad this was fun to read even if it isn't one that will stick with you months from now.