Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep
by Jennifer Estep
Pros: Fun atmosphere
Cons: Quick read
Have you ever wondered what would happen if there were *really* superheroes? Karma Girl describes a world just like ours – except every town has its own superhero and ubervillain. It’s just a fact of life.
This author has obviously read her share of comic books, but didn’t take them *too* seriously, as so many comic book fans do. In Karma Girl, she has taken a lighthearted poke at the comic book genre and incorporated the fun, funny parts of a comic book world into a fully realized romance story.
Carmen Cole, having been betrayed in the past by her fiance, who turned out to be a superhero (all unbeknownst to her), is on a mission to unmask them all. Why should they get to hide behind their secret identities? She builds a career around her ability to dig into the lives of the superheroes and ubervillains and expose them for who they really are.
Until tragedy strikes, all because she’s done her job too well. Her career takes a dive, as well as her reputation, and she’s keeping her head down as she tries to figure out what to do with her life.
Just about then, the Terrible Triad of ubervillains captures her and, with dire threats of horrible consequences, forces her to resume her crusade. Expose the secret identity of Striker, the foremost superhero of Bigtime or die a horrible death – or worse!
What’s a girl to do? Well, I won’t tell you. You have to read it to find out. Suffice it to say that this is a very entertaining read, filled with all the excitement and bizarre twists and turns of a good comic book, and the warmth of a building romance.
Will Carmen be turned into Yeti Girl by the Terrible Triad? Will Striker save her? Will she ever be able to find the zipper in Striker’s leather suit?
Tune into Karma Girl and find out!