Book Review: Change of Life

Book Review: Change of LifeChange of Life by Samantha Bryant
Series: Menopausal Superheroes #2
on April 21st 2016
Pages: 280
Reading Challenges: COYER Blackout: Winter Storm

With great power comes…great frustration.
Several months after the events of Going Through the Change, retired corporate vice president (and occasional lizard-woman) Patricia O’Neill is embroiled in a search for the mad scientist who brought the “change” upon them all .
Meanwhile, Flygirl Jessica Roark and gender-bending strongman Linda/Leonel Alvarez have joined a mysterious covert agency known only as The Department. They’re training hard, in hopes of using their newfound powers for the greater good.
Patricia thinks they’re being used. Cut off from the other menopausal heroes, she’s alone. And her search has hit a serious dead end.
Then Patricia disappears, and all the clues point to a dead man. It’s up to her friends and The Department to find her and bring her home.

I am behind on my ARCs so this one was the first one I decided to read for COYER Blackout: Winter Storm challenge.

This was one of the first ones I requested and thought it looked very interesting. I had never heard of the series, so obviously I have never read the first book in this series. I did not think it would matter…much. I wasn’t wrong, but I do think it would helpful for a good bit of the story.

The story was an easy read. It did seem as if it was a little long, but it did not feel that way as I was reading it. The only drawback that I noticed was that it picks up in the middle of something and then ends after one story arc is over. That doesn’t bother me because I read comics and graphic novels. However, I think that others who don’t or are not use to comics/graphic novels will feel that this is a drawback for those readers.

I enjoyed that one of the characters essentially is transgender, even if not by choice, and that he is being accepted by his family. I thought this was a clever idea.

I would recommend this to many people, in fact I did mention it to my boyfriend who thought the concept was interesting. (He has yet to read it, but at least he is considering it.)


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