Welcome to #Drew-vember here on Textual Love. This month’s Author Spotlight falls on Drew Hayes. We’re going to be having an interview with the Author himself as well as Character Interviews from some of your favorite books as well as reviews of all of his books plus a giveaway or two throughout the month.
Despite having their secret revealed, the residents of Melbrook Hall return to Lander University for another year in the Hero Certification Program. Good thing the focus of this year is teamwork, because with their origins known they’ll have to lean on each other more than ever.
Now finally sophomores, their curriculum expands, allowing them to train in the majors that Heroes specialize in. The new classes will test their minds, bodies, and determination in ways never anticipated. In a year filled with the unveiling of secrets, unexpected entanglements, and, of course, super-powered battles, who will be left standing is anyone’s guess. Because if all that weren’t enough, more light is being shed on last year’s kidnapping attempt, and the results point at something far bigger than mere rogue educators.
Something that isn’t even close to being over with.
***I own a copy of this book. No one asked for a review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
So the fabulous five from Melbrook are back to attend their sophomore year at Landers. Now that everyone knows that they were powereds to start off, each one has to deal with their own conflicts from people knowing. On top of this they are also having newer and tougher classes. These classes help determine just what sort of hero they will be. Also during this year, Vince gets one of the worst blows ever.
This year is more full than the year prior with the craziness and the action. And we can feel it all coming up toward a huge climax. Mary, Hershel/Roy, Nick, Alice, and Vince are making huge strides in their powers and in their relationships with one another. We also get a better idea at Dean Blaine’s hero class. One of the best ones in history, produced one of the biggest and most powerful villains of all time. And now that villain is back, and all kinds is breaking loose. And then the end! GAH! I will never understand why he did what he did. I mean…yes I DO understand…but I would have figured that HE would have found a different way! Holy cow, Batman!
Mr. Hayes sucks you into his world of super humans and makes them very human with weaknesses and vulnerabilities that we’d never realize before. And he also takes these kids who would otherwise be the lowest common denominator and shows the world that with a little adjustment, they too can be super and heroic, and actually they already were to the best of their abilities. So would I recommend this book? Oh gosh yes!
Drew Hayes is an author from Texas who has written several books and found the gumption to publish a few (so far). He graduated from Texas Tech with a B.A. in English, because evidently he’s not familiar with what the term “employable” means. You can read more of his growing work at his website, http://www.drewhayesnovels.com, send him mail and movie offers at Novelistdrew@gmail.com, or just follow his twitter: DrewHayesNovels. Drew has been called one of the most profound, prolific, and talented authors of his generation, but a table full of drunks will say almost anything when offered a round of free shots. Drew feels kind of like a D-bag writing about himself in the third person like this. He does appreciate that you’re still reading, though.
Drew would like to sit down and have a beer with you. Or a cocktail. He’s not here to judge your preferences. Drew is terrible at being serious, and has no real idea what a snippet biography is meant to convey anyway. Drew thinks you are awesome just the way you are. That part, he meant. Drew is off to go high-five random people, because who doesn’t love a good high-five? No one, that’s who.