The Spooky Bookshelf is proud to participate in the blog tour for Bryan Davis’s new middle-grade novel, Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World. Read on to find out more about this awesome book and check out the giveaways at the end!
About “Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World”
Eddie Hertz is smart, real smart. He has to be. What other twelve-year-old patrols the streets of Nirvana alone, hoping to foil the schemes of the evil Mephisto? Since Eddie is small for his age, he trusts in his Batman-style gadgets belt and acrobatic skills as well as lots of experience, like knowing how to swing across dark alleys without being seen.
Eddie has a dream, to become like Damocles, Nirvana’s great superhero. To make that dream come true, Eddie invented a device that is supposed to give him superpowers, but using it on himself is dangerous, maybe even fatal. He doesn’t have the nerve to try it.
When Mephisto unleashes an earthquake machine on the city, Eddie gets a surprising teammate — his quirky eight-year-old sister, Samantha, who comes up with an unexpected way to help Eddie in the frantic battle to prevent the biggest earthquake of all.
Since Damocles has lost his ability to help in physical form, Eddie and Samantha are the only hope for Nirvana and the world.
Available on Amazon
Anyone who knows me know that I’m not a big fan of middle grade fiction. This is probably due to the fact that I’m quite a bit older than the intended age group and I don’t have any children. So what made me want to read this book? Well… the fact that I’m a fan of Bryan Davis, of course! I’ve read his Raising Dragons series, so when this opportunity came up, I took it!
Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World is an interesting book – although I admit I didn’t quite manage to finish it. The book is and isn’t typical Bryan Davis. It is typical Bryan Davis in that the book is wonderful, easy to read, and easy to follow. I especially liked how annoyed Eddie got with the AI program of Damocles… because I’ll say this, that thing was annoying me, and I was just the reader! It isn’t typical Bryan Davis in that this book has main characters that are 12 and 8 years old, has no romance in it at all, has a low violence quotient (no bloody deaths or anything like that), and is shorter – Raising Dragons were about 400+ pages each, this one is about 250.
The book is very well written and very easy to follow. I think even younger readers might have an easy time following the story, even though they might need a bit of help with some of words or names in the story – even I have trouble pronouncing Damocles at times. 🙂
I definitely recommend this book to anyone who has middle-grade age children. You could even read the book to younger kids who are able to sit still while a chapter book is read to them. Five stars for this book.
About Bryan Davis
Bryan Davis is the author of the Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Children of the Bard, the Reapers Trilogy, Dragons of Starlight, Tales of Starlight, and the Time Echoes Trilogy, fantasy/science fiction/dystopian novels for youth and adults. His first novel, Raising Dragons, was released in July of 2004, and several books in that series have hit various bestseller lists, including Eye of the Oracle, which hit number one on the CBA Young Adult best-seller list in January of 2007.
Bryan was born in 1958 and grew up in the eastern U.S. From the time he taught himself how to read before school age, through his seminary years and beyond, he has demonstrated a passion for the written word, reading and writing in many disciplines and genres, including theology, fiction, devotionals, poetry, and humor.
Bryan is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S. in Industrial Engineering). In high school, he was valedictorian of his class and won various academic awards. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and voted Most Likely to Succeed.
Bryan and his wife, Susie, work together as an author/editor team to create his imaginative tales.
There are two giveaways for this blog tour!
The first giveaway prize is the winner’s choice of any Bryan Davis book plus a Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World t-shirt and bookmark.
The Grand Prize giveaway prize is the winner’s choice of any Bryan Davis book, a Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World t-shirt, bookmark, PLUS a complete Bryan Davis book series of winner’s choice OR $50 Amazon gift card.
By the way — the giveaway key for our blog is….. 24
Blog Tour Schedule
Tour Kickoff @ The Author’s Chair
Book Spotlight @ Backing Books
Book review and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ Zerina Blossom’s Books
Book Spotlight and Review @ The Spooky Bookshelf
Book Spotlight and Author Interview @ Scattered Scribblings
Book Review and Character Interview @ Light and Shadows
Book Spotlight and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ Red Lettering
Spotlight and Author Interview @ The Reader Addict
Spotlight and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ target verified
Book Review and Character Interview @ Hidden Doorways
Book Review @ Ashley Bogner
Book Review @ The Page Dreamer
Book Spotlight and Character Interview @ Story of Fire
Book Review @ Inkwell
Book Spotlight and Character Interview @ Liv K. Fisher
Book Review @ writinganyone
Spotlight and YOU WRITE: About Superheroes @ Dreams and Dragons
Author Interview and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ March to a Different Drum
Book Spotlight @ Author Jaye L. Knight
Author Interview @ Jessi L. Roberts, author
Book Spotlight and Character Interview @ Book Lovers Life
Book Review and Character Interview @ Verbosity Reviews
Book Spotlight, Author Interview and YOU WRITE: Superheroes @ Creature of Graphite
Character Interview @ Wanderer’s Pen
Book Spotlight and Author Interview @ Adventure Awaits