Expected publication: June 1st 2014 by Escape Publishing
Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.
Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.
Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.
Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.
Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy…
Book Review :
Thank you to NetGalley and Escape Publishing for providing me with a copy of SideKick in exchange for an honest review.
“Do you have a job?”
“No.” The hand slid back, and the form disappeared.
“Then you can’t have a credit card.”
“Isn’t that discrimination?”
“Yes, against the stupid.”
Auralee Wallace | SideKick
I think everybody at some point during their life wanted to be a superhero. What isn’t to be desired about a life that thrives on secret identities, awesome gadgets, sick-as-bro costumes and lets face it hot men? It is very rare however that you find a novel that has a woman in this role, let alone two. It is also very rare that you find a novel that is excellently written with rich characters where you are left wanting more! This is one of those ones fellow lovers of literature, and you need to snap this one up as soon as it is released!!
Wallace has created a fantastic novel with a main character who will have you in stitches! Bremy is ridiculous, but in a good way. She is also a rather pathetic superhero, but in a good way. I assure you.
Bremy is trying to get her life together. She has recently been exiled by her father and is trying to do what normal people do – get a job and move out of their shitty apartment where their toilet is near their bed. Her mob-boss landlord is hounding her for rent (in hilarious conversations I must add) but just as she is collecting the money she gets robbed. Her second attempt at paying her rent ends in hundreds of people being showered, unintentionally, with her money. Then of course there is this mysterious Dark Ryder, the vigilante who saves people, who also ends up taking Bremy under her wing, unintentionally of course as is the Bremy way.
I admire so much about Bremy, and I think this comes down to Wallace’s writing. She was able to brilliantly craft a main character that you loved to laugh at and at the same time you loved to root for. Although the romance in this one falls a bit flat, the main character and the supporting characters are amazing! Bart & Queenie for LIFE! This one needs to be a movie, at the very least a long running TV show.
Wallace’s writing is addictive and her dialogue is wittingly laugh-out-loud funny! Like actually, there were bits were I was laughing like a weirdo because I was by myself..just laughing. It happens. The whole story was fantastic! Definitely resembles a batman-esk theme, which was rather great to read!
I can’t wait to read what ever Wallace comes up with next, I’m secretly hoping it is a sequel to Sidekick.