by C.S. Feldman
Book: Heroes for Hire #!
Publisher: C.S. Feldman
Pub Date: September 1, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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Sure, everybody knows about the great heroes of legend. The ones people write songs about, the ones who lead the charge against the monsters that lay waste to cities or against an army of invaders that outnumber the good guys twenty to one—you know, the best heroes that money can buy. Trouble is, not everyone can afford their services.
Fortunately, the best heroes are not the only ones on the market.
Which is just what harried waitress Peg Brickner accidentally discovers after receiving an unusual—and, as it turns out, otherworldly—tip from a peculiar customer in the middle of one rotten dinner shift. Life on Earth is hard enough, but life in the magical world of Cantrial? Forget about it. Five minutes after being unsuspectingly yanked into it by an unscrupulous B-List talent scout for heroes, all Peg wants to do is get back home again before something in this crazy new world kills her or eats her with ketchup. Or both.
Trouble is, getting home may be a lot harder than leaving it was. Thanks to a bunch of greedy bureaucrats, Peg’s way home is about to be destroyed—unless she reluctantly joins a trio of magical misfits on a high-stakes heroes-for-hire mission in an attempt to recover stolen property before their rivals—or a roguishly charming thief—beat them to it.
She knew she should have called in sick today…
My Review: I get to read another book by Christine (:
If you've seen me review her other books, then you'll know this one is different from the others, but it's just as good.
We all know about heroes. They're strong, save people and cities. Fight off monsters and put those bad guys away. There are so many hero stories out there, along with different legends on that hero.
Anywho, this story has a different take and I liked it. Peg, was having a rough shift. A talent scout comes and takes her into the world of Cantrial. Yeah, its really not all what Peg suspected, plus she wans't exactly thrilled to just have been yanked into the world. All she really wants is to go home. At least there, she won't worry about being killed with ketchup. Yes, I said ketchup.
However, going back home is not easy. Nope, they made getting back home very difficult. So why not join a group of misfits on mission. A heroes for hire mission. All you have to do is beat your rival in doing whatever your mission is. Recover stolen property seems like such an easy task right? Well...you will be in store for some surprises. In the meantime, Peg really should have called in sick. She could have dealt with missing work and missing this lovely mission.
Like I said, this is different from the other books I've read. But the story is still great. Everything you expect from Christine is there. She doesn't disappoint and had a real fun take on heroes! So worth the read.