Published by Twisted Tree Press on September 12th 2017
Tess McBray was dying. The Solstice Syndrome had no cure, and she resigned herself to an early grave. But just when she gave up on survival, all her symptoms mysteriously disappeared.
All but one symptom, anyway. Something is wrong with Tess’s hands. They absorb any material they touch, and her skin turns to wood, or steel, or concrete. It doesn’t take this comic-book obsessed 21-year-old long to figure out what’s going on: somehow, she’s developed super powers. And she’s not the only one; across the country, people are coming forward and sharing their gifts with the world. In her own city, where the police are battling a human trafficking operation, a masked vigilante called The Fox is saving lives and stopping criminals.
Tess doesn’t know where she fits into this new, super-powered world. But when people around her start disappearing, she can’t just sit on the sidelines. Teaming up with The Fox to create the world’s first superhero duo might be the only way to rid her city of evil and save the people she loves most.
Tess Mcbray is dying from the mysterious Solstice Syndrome that has no cure. She figures she is dying anyways so she checks herself out of the hospital and goes to the meteor shower. After the shower, Tess’s symptoms disappear. Something weird starts happening when her hands absorb materials and turn into it. Her hands turn into fabric, concrete, steel. She knows very quickly that she has developed a super power. She finds she’s not the only one, people that had the solstice syndrome gained super powers. She teams up with local vigilante the Fox to take down a kidnapping ring.
In an Oyster Shell – A unique superhero story that makes me want to keep on with the series.
The Pearls – I am really digging this new rash of superhero stories that are coming out. I really liked this story because it was original. A person thinks they are dying and is really developing superhero powers is really interesting. That there is more than one person who’s developed a power makes for the potential of a really great series.
I really liked Tess. She was a bit of an odd ball which made her interesting. She was kind of obsessed with superheroes, so turning into one was a perfect fit for her. The Fox was a great vigilante and made for a good contrast to Tess.
The suspense of the kidnappings made it a page turning story. I liked the mystery and loved that it was solved by the new found superheros.
The Sand – It was a really good book and I am looking forward to this series.