by Cheyanne Young Published by Cheyanne Young
on 2013-11-28 Genres: Action & Adventure
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Maci Might's sixteenth birthday is supposed to be the day she's awarded Hero status. But thanks to a tiny anger problem and a questionable family tree, King City's elders think it's best if she doesn't join the Hero ranks. Determined to change their minds, Maci will break whatever rule it takes to prove she's Hero material. As her hair darkens and her anger grows, everyone turns against her except Evan; a childhood friend turned scientist who may be able to unlock the secrets hidden in her DNA.
When a villain attacks King City and her dad is held prisoner, Maci discovers a truth she refuses to believe. She may not be a Hero after all—but this time the Heroes of King City need her more than she needs them. And she won't let them down.
Powered is the first in a trilogy.
Powered by Cheyanne Young was something I had been wanting to read for quite some time. It was one of those books that you know you are going to love even before you read it. A serious must read and you know you have to have it. I saw this book on a friends blog when the cover was revealed and something about the synopsis really had me going. I never read a book about a breed of superheros but this one was even better. She might be a superhero but she might be a villain.
Powered is a fantastic story about Maci Might a 16 year old girl who lives in King City a place for where super hero are born and live. It’s Maci’s 16th birthday the day she has been waiting for the day she is about to become a hero just like her dad and brother. She has a bit of a short fuse and she might actually act out more then she should but she is determined to pass the Hero’s test and become a true hero. Unfortunately her temper gets the best of her and she messes up pretty bad on the test. Her dad who just so happens to be the President of King City talks with the council to get them to reevaluate her test and they will decide in 7 days. 7 days is a very long time for a 16-year-old super hero. Maci was born a twin but an attacked killed her mom and her twin sister. Twins born to heroes have a 50% chance that one might be evil. Most people believe she is the evil one but she is determined to prove she is the true hero. If only she can keep her temper under control. When things start to get weird in King City and the place goes on lock down it is up to Maci to help save King City and be the true hero she has always wanted to be.
I loved Maci she is such a strong character and she really grows a lot during this book. I loved the entire idea that you knew she was most likely the evil one but she had such an amazing heart you really cheered her on when things would go bad for her. I can totally relate to Maci, I have always been described in my family as the evil one (insert crazy villain laugh here)but I really am a nice evil person, really I am 😉 I adored Evan the nerdy science kid. The love story between the two was VERY cute and I really wanted thing to work for them. I wont lie at times I didn’t trust him because he seemed to good to be true but they are such a cute couple. I can’t wait to find out more about these two characters.
I gave Powered by Cheyanne Young 5/5 stars. I loved the story, characters and the writing style. I will be honest and say it did slow a bit in the middle but it didn’t stop me from seriously loving this book and happily adding it to one of my favorites. Super excited this is a series and I can’t wait to see what happens next the twists and turns keep me reading way past my bed time and the snip it for the next book…OMG I just can’t wait. Totally a must read, completely original and one that will keep you wanting more.
POWERED Celebrity Cast List
created by Cheyanne Young
I made this list for fun because the characters in my head will always be unique to me, but if I had to pick a “perfect” celebrity cast for the characters in Powered, these are my top choices! Unfortunately, the hair color for most of them is wrong, but that’s where imagination comes in. J
Fun fact- President Might is the only character that did originate from a real celebrity – Joseph Gordon-Levitt. What can I say? He’d make a great Hero president.
Maci Might – I chose Annasophia Robb because I’ve liked her ever since I saw Race to Witch Mountain. She’s a great actress, and with dark hair, she’d make a perfect Maci.
Crimson Carlow – I originally modeled Crimson after my favorite actress in the world, Scarlett Johansson. But, although I love her, she’s a little too old to be an eighteen-year-old Hero so I chose my second favorite kick ass blonde – Amanda Seyfried.
Evan Letta – Evan is ridiculously cute in my head, so I chose the most ridiculously cute actor I could think off – Logan Lerman. Picture this boy with shoulder-length dirty blonde hair, and you’ve got yourself the perfect research nerd.