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By day she writes comic books. By night, she lives them.

MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But despite her love of hooded vigilantes, MG prefers her comics stay on the page.

But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG is the LAPD’s best - and only - lead. She recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite comic book hero. The thing is…superheroes aren’t real. Are they?

When too-handsome-for-his-own-good Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble.

Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks…

©2018 Meghan Scott Molin. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • L. G.
  • 2018-12-06

I Was Hoping It Would Be So Much More

Clever premise is marred by a so so story. Our heroine was well imagined but her actions held no real consequences. There was no real sense of drama or danger.

Maybe the next book in the series will be better plotted.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kate
  • 2019-01-07

Agree with all of the low reviews.

I just want to start by saying that I enjoy a good story, especially mystery/crime fiction, and I'm no book snob. I almost never write book reviews, but the positive reviews of this one were very misleading. The main character is so pretentious, I don't know if I'll be able to finish this book. The pop and fan culture references are trite and make this book feel like amateur "nerd culture" fan fiction. The plot concept makes for a potentially awesome storyline, but it is not executed well. I borrowed this book via my Kindle Unlimited subscription, and paid for the Audible audiobook upgrade based on the many good reviews. I regret the money I spent. This is not an enjoyable book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Adam M. Smith
  • 2019-01-02

A fun read with a few problems

This book grabbed me at the start and I was really excited for its potential, but as it wore on it became a bit tiresome.

The author is trying so very hard to be hip with every nerd culture, and this quickly wears out its welcome. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were over 100, “X like <popular nerd reference>” references, as though every single thing that happened in the book had to be compared to something from Star Wars or Harry Potter.

And speaking of Harry Potter, the term muggle is used 11 times in the book, always to refer to someone that isn’t a qualified nerd in the main characters eyes, as though she is a gate keeper on nerd culture. She wants to be accepted for who she is, yet at times in the book demeans both comic book nerds and video game nerds. Maybe this is a statement on the toxicity that exists within much of nerd culture these days, but that would be a strange choice for a main character.

And on video games, the author clearly isn’t steeped in the culture, but wanted to include it without apparently talking to anyone that is. Within the book there is a great deal of confusion between a gamer, a developer, and an esport participant.

Overall, it could have been a better book had it focused more on telling a fun story than on beating you over the head with nerd references.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • S.S. Fogle
  • 2018-12-30

More please!!

very well written, very well recorded and I want more!! Everything about this book was spot on for me. I cant wait to read more of her work!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Linda
  • 2018-12-21

Fun Read —Comic Book Writer and Geekiness

I must admit that this book was selected as the free read because none of the others caught my interest. I am pleased to say that I thoroughly reading about the comic book world and finding all the geeky things that relate. MG started out as someone looking for a life. Her current one contained her Corgi, a roommate who played games more than lived, and his best friend, Lawrence (a drag queen by night). An odd assortment to be sure. After the first few chapters, I became immersed in MG’s world and when Detective Kildare showed up, things picked up. The plot was interesting. MG was lucky to have survived to the end of the book but she was the star so glad to see she did. Her purple hair and geeky attitude could have been offputting to a straight arrow like the Detective but maybe they both could see through each other’s barriers. Anyway, I recommend it and will look for Book 2 out next year. The vigilante is still out there. I listened to the book as well as read it. The narrator Andrea Emmes was good. Both forms are fun.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • D.F. Matthews
  • 2018-12-20

Geek Overload!

It was as though the author noticed the geeky/nerdy pop culture references in Ready Player One then said "hold my beer" in a fantastic way!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-18

It was fine

Overall, it was fine. I was super engaged by the main characters and their connection was well described and believable.

Something about this almost made me turn it off a couple of times but I can’t really pinpoint it. It’s a cool premise, I like the characters and the mystery was engaging. Sometimes the dialogue was dumb though I guess?

Anyway, I will definitely read the next one. I’m interested to hear more and see if the writing improves with time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • uberv
  • 2019-01-12

My first romance novel but much more

If you love comics and cons, I highly recommend this audible. The tie-ins with the real world are authentic, especially SDCC. Maybe I'll see MG there this summer ;-)

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Michael M.
  • 2018-12-05

Oof...I can only restart a book so many times.

I am unsure why the story was never able to captivate. I kept trying to start over and listen again but I eventually gave up.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Ashleigh
  • 2019-01-07

It’s “DRA-WING” not DRA-RING”

For the love of Pete lady, it’s drawing NOT DRA-RING! So annoying. She did this through out the book. I hear this sort of diction error in young people these days as if they care less about the true pronunciation of words. I hear butt-ens instead of buttons, julery instead of jewelry.....ugh, so annoying. Had to stop halfway through. Staying away from this narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • L. G.
  • 2018-12-06

I Was Hoping It Would Be So Much More

Clever premise is marred by a so so story. Our heroine was well imagined but her actions held no real consequences. There was no real sense of drama or danger.

Maybe the next book in the series will be better plotted.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Kate
  • 2019-01-07

Agree with all of the low reviews.

I just want to start by saying that I enjoy a good story, especially mystery/crime fiction, and I'm no book snob. I almost never write book reviews, but the positive reviews of this one were very misleading. The main character is so pretentious, I don't know if I'll be able to finish this book. The pop and fan culture references are trite and make this book feel like amateur "nerd culture" fan fiction. The plot concept makes for a potentially awesome storyline, but it is not executed well. I borrowed this book via my Kindle Unlimited subscription, and paid for the Audible audiobook upgrade based on the many good reviews. I regret the money I spent. This is not an enjoyable book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Adam M. Smith
  • 2019-01-02

A fun read with a few problems

This book grabbed me at the start and I was really excited for its potential, but as it wore on it became a bit tiresome.

The author is trying so very hard to be hip with every nerd culture, and this quickly wears out its welcome. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were over 100, “X like <popular nerd reference>” references, as though every single thing that happened in the book had to be compared to something from Star Wars or Harry Potter.

And speaking of Harry Potter, the term muggle is used 11 times in the book, always to refer to someone that isn’t a qualified nerd in the main characters eyes, as though she is a gate keeper on nerd culture. She wants to be accepted for who she is, yet at times in the book demeans both comic book nerds and video game nerds. Maybe this is a statement on the toxicity that exists within much of nerd culture these days, but that would be a strange choice for a main character.

And on video games, the author clearly isn’t steeped in the culture, but wanted to include it without apparently talking to anyone that is. Within the book there is a great deal of confusion between a gamer, a developer, and an esport participant.

Overall, it could have been a better book had it focused more on telling a fun story than on beating you over the head with nerd references.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • S.S. Fogle
  • 2018-12-30

More please!!

very well written, very well recorded and I want more!! Everything about this book was spot on for me. I cant wait to read more of her work!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Linda
  • 2018-12-21

Fun Read —Comic Book Writer and Geekiness

I must admit that this book was selected as the free read because none of the others caught my interest. I am pleased to say that I thoroughly reading about the comic book world and finding all the geeky things that relate. MG started out as someone looking for a life. Her current one contained her Corgi, a roommate who played games more than lived, and his best friend, Lawrence (a drag queen by night). An odd assortment to be sure. After the first few chapters, I became immersed in MG’s world and when Detective Kildare showed up, things picked up. The plot was interesting. MG was lucky to have survived to the end of the book but she was the star so glad to see she did. Her purple hair and geeky attitude could have been offputting to a straight arrow like the Detective but maybe they both could see through each other’s barriers. Anyway, I recommend it and will look for Book 2 out next year. The vigilante is still out there. I listened to the book as well as read it. The narrator Andrea Emmes was good. Both forms are fun.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • D.F. Matthews
  • 2018-12-20

Geek Overload!

It was as though the author noticed the geeky/nerdy pop culture references in Ready Player One then said "hold my beer" in a fantastic way!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-18

It was fine

Overall, it was fine. I was super engaged by the main characters and their connection was well described and believable.

Something about this almost made me turn it off a couple of times but I can’t really pinpoint it. It’s a cool premise, I like the characters and the mystery was engaging. Sometimes the dialogue was dumb though I guess?

Anyway, I will definitely read the next one. I’m interested to hear more and see if the writing improves with time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • uberv
  • 2019-01-12

My first romance novel but much more

If you love comics and cons, I highly recommend this audible. The tie-ins with the real world are authentic, especially SDCC. Maybe I'll see MG there this summer ;-)

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Michael M.
  • 2018-12-05

Oof...I can only restart a book so many times.

I am unsure why the story was never able to captivate. I kept trying to start over and listen again but I eventually gave up.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Ashleigh
  • 2019-01-07

It’s “DRA-WING” not DRA-RING”

For the love of Pete lady, it’s drawing NOT DRA-RING! So annoying. She did this through out the book. I hear this sort of diction error in young people these days as if they care less about the true pronunciation of words. I hear butt-ens instead of buttons, julery instead of jewelry.....ugh, so annoying. Had to stop halfway through. Staying away from this narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful