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September 28, 2016 • Cee • Reviews

Heroine Complex

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn • July 5, 2016 • DAW Books
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Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine. She’s great at her job—blending into the background, handling her boss’s epic diva tantrums, and getting demon blood out of leather pants.

Unfortunately, she’s not nearly as together when it comes to running her own life, standing up for herself, or raising her tempestuous teenage sister, Bea.

But everything changes when Evie’s forced to pose as her glamorous boss for one night, and her darkest secret comes out: she has powers, too. Now it’s up to her to contend with murderous cupcakes, nosy gossip bloggers, and supernatural karaoke battles—all while juggling unexpected romance and Aveda’s increasingly outrageous demands. And when a larger threat emerges, Evie must finally take charge and become a superheroine in her own right…or see her city fall to a full-on demonic invasion.


I received this book for free from DAW Books for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “I am not a superhero.”

When your best friend is a superhero, you have to put up with things like being in constant danger and worrying about her safety, the best friend’s diva tantrums, the constant attention from the world, and demon blood stains. Evie Tanaka is the best personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco Asian American superheroine ever. She juggles Aveda’s outrageous demands and problems, her teenage sister’s rebellious stage, a new love that came out of nowhere, and a possibly new type of demons slowing invading San Francisco.

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