Extraordinary by Starr Z. Davies

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A New Kind of Super Hero Story

Extraordinary by Starr Z. Davies is the third and final book of the Powers Series. While the first two books were compelling reads, Extraordinary was a very good ending to the series. As a Book Reviewer, I received a copy of this book for my honest review.

Extraordinary is written in Bianca’s point of view and because of that, many of the scenes throughout the story are well-known to the reader. But this time the reader gets to see things through different eyes, thoughts, emotions, and actions. While this may make this novel seem less compelling, it is very helpful in understanding some of the things that happened and why they happened as they did.

In addition to that, there are several scenes in the last third of the novel that the reader was not aware of because the character, whose point of view the first two books were told from, was not present in these scenes. These particular scenes are filled with lots of action and fighting for those of you who loved the many scenes of action and fighting in the first two stories. Starr Z. Davies’ decision to include Bianca’s perspective in an entire novel helped to really tie all three books together and give the series a good solid ending.

If you like stories of superheroes with a sci-fi flavor with lots of action and fight scenes I highly recommend the Power series by Starr Z. Davies. You may even gain a new perspective on super powers by reading these books.

I give this book 4 stars.

Unique (Power Series Book Two) by Starr Z. Davies

Just like Ordinary, the first book of the Power Series, Unique by Starr Z. Davies was a fast-paced, page-turning story filled with action and fighting. The fight scenes are not gruesome in any way.

Ugene returns in this book, still battling Paragon because of their immoral and illegal activities as they continue to mislead the people of Epis. Still one of the few without a super power, Ugene shows over and over again that he can be just as formidable an opponent as anyone with a super power.

Ugene connects with each of his friends in a special way, and it was enjoyable to watch as their relationships developed, especially his relationships with Enid and Celeste, the most interesting character and the most unique relationship of all.

The ending of Unique was bittersweet and solid.

One thing I would like to point out is that in Ordinary, Ms. Davies very briefly mentioned that one of the characters had been in a gay relationship. In Unique, these two characters are reunited. However, the relationship is a very minor part of the book and really has very little to do with the storyline, and the only affection exchanged by the two is a hug.

Once again, I received an ebook copy of Unique by Starr Z. Davies for my honest review, and once again, I was not disappointed as I pushed my bedtime to the last possible minute each night because I didn’t want to stop reading. Unique also gets a 5 star rating from me.

Ordinary (Powers Book 1) by Starr Z. Davies

Ordinary (Powers, #1)

Is Ugene a superhero without a super power, has he not discovered his power yet, or does something else make him a superhero? That’s what Paragon wants to know, so Ugene is admitted for testing, because in Elpis being powerless gets you harassed, bullied, and labeled as an outcast.

Ordinary by Starr Z. Davies is a combination fantasy, sci-fi, mystery story. Ordinary arrested my attention from the very beginning and held my attention in an unrelenting grip until the very end. Starr Davies’s characters are well-developed and Ugene is easy to relate to. Ms. Davies’s characters have an interesting array of powers.

As tensions build, questions unfold: who can Ugene trust? Who is telling the truth and who is lying? What is real and what is simulation?

The story was a fast-paced, mysterious, ride with plenty of action. I couldn’t put this book down, and when I had to, I couldn’t wait to pick it up again. At the end, I wasn’t disappointed nor left hanging, but I definitely can’t wait to dig into the next book in the “Powers” trilogy.

If this is what Starr Z. Davies has to offer her readers in her debut novel, I believe we can expect great things from her in future novels. I now count myself a fan of Starr Z. Davies and look forward, not only to finishing the reading of the “Powers” trilogy, but in reading whatever follows.

I highly recommend Ordinary to fantasy, sci-fi, and mystery readers from 5th grade through adult.

As a Book Reviewer, I was given an ebook copy of Ordinary for my honest review, and I give Ordinary by Starr Z. Davies 5 stars.