Monday 25 January 2021

Book Review: We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen (Fantasy/Sci-Fi)

Title: We Could Be Heroes
Author: Mike Chen
Publisher: MIRA
Publication Date: 26 January 2021
eBook - PDF
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the ability to read and erase other people’s memories—a power he uses to hold up banks to buy coffee, cat food and books.

Zoe is also searching for her past, and using her abilities of speed and strength…to deliver fast food. And she’ll occasionally put on a cool suit and beat up bad guys, if she feels like it.

When the archrivals meet in a memory-loss support group, they realize the only way to reveal their hidden pasts might be through each other. As they uncover an ongoing threat, suddenly much more is at stake than their fragile friendship. With countless people at risk, Zoe and Jamie will have to recognize that sometimes being a hero starts with trusting someone else—and yourself.


We Could Be Heroes was a fun and quirky tale. Jamie and Zoe were well-crafted characters who tried to overcome their personal problems to do what they thought was right, choosing to use the powers they'd ended up with to help others. The pacing of the story was spot on and I flew through the pages, always keen to see what would happen next. The villain was perhaps a little weak and two-dimensional; however, I feel that this book was more focused on the journey of the two main characters, and therefore the fleshing-out of the villain was not as vital. All up, if you enjoy superhero stories, I am sure you'll find something to love in We Could Be Heroes. It was a solid 4-star read for me.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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