Despite having their secret revealed, the residents of Melbrook Hall return to Lander University for another year in the Hero Certification Program. Good thing the focus of this year is teamwork, because with their origins known, they'll have to lean on each other more than ever.
Now finally sophomores, their curriculum expands, allowing them to train in the majors that Heroes specialize in. The new classes will test their minds, bodies, and determination in ways never anticipated. In a year filled with the unveiling of secrets, unexpected entanglements, and, of course, super-powered battles, who will be left standing is anyone's guess. Because if all that weren't enough, more light is being shed on last year's kidnapping attempt, and the results point at something far bigger than mere rogue educators.
Something that isn't even close to being over with.
©2013 Andrew Hayes (P)2016 Tantor
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Once again Drew Hayes wrote a winner!!! I didn't want to miss a word and when it was over I still wanted more!
"Holy crap that was good!"
I really enjoyed year 1 and was anxiously awaiting year 2, but I would never have anticipated how beyond satisfying it would be.
I rarely have time to sit down and read but am seriously considering reading year 3 instead of waiting a month. For the moment, my soul is happy and satiated. For the moment...
"worth the credit"
this author has very good character development and the plot for this book was quite good. I am eagerly anticipating the next book
"great second story"
we continue to see our characters grow in unexpected ways. and new developments in their life outside of Lander affects their whole year. Kyle McCarley does a wonderful job reading and acting out every single character with their own distinct voices and personalities coming through amazingly.
The performance is great with the narrator giving so many characters unique voices and great emotion.
The story is good, but the author spends so much time trying to put hardships and failures in the way of the main characters that they just become boring (you already know they're going to lose pretty much every time) and it's actually the side stories that become more interesting.
There a far too many times when the author tries to establish that the main characters are in an impossible situation or facing a loss, but just beats the reader over the head with it. Instead of a few pages or a chapter outlining how screwed they are, it turns into chapter after chapter of it. So many times I found myself thinking "I get it, they've lost... move on already."
Still worth a read, but I definitely hope there's considerably more character development in the next book.
always love the Drew's books! Kyle is a master at bringing them to life.
I recommend Dreq to anyone that loves this genre.
"different look at the hero genre"
well worth the time. fun and different take on what it is to be a hero and become one
Great book enjoyed it very much. Great narration great story great pace great everything. Can't wait till the next one
"Perfect addition to the series."
The author is a bit heavy handed with the "he replied" and "she said" which can make parts of a group conversation a bit of marathon. I respect unabridged is as described but when the narrator goes into easy to follow characters it's tedious. I still absolutely loved it. I also really value that its not the typical 10.5 hour audiobook so you can really get into the story.
Fight scenes can drag a bit at times but thats more of a personal opinion. I am also frustrated with the ongoing cliffhangers that were started in Book 1 with the fantasy answers were coming in Book 2. Then again that's what will likely keep me interested.
I accidentally started with Corpies which lead me to year 1. By the end I was searching for year 2 weeks before it's release. I can't wait until 3 arrives.
It builds a world, and populates it with some cool characters. And I'm not just talking about the main six Melbrook characters, but the 2nd and 3rd tier ones as well, both faculty and students. The story moved along, and I was invariably eager to get to the next part, however haphazardly I was listening to it (usually on the walk or bike ride to work). Looking forward to the next one.
It's a college Harry Potter, though using X-Men style powers. That's a good thing if properly executed, and by and large this is.
Kyle really does the different voices well. With the main six characters I can instantly tell who it is, even if the text doesn't immediately tell us. He's a fantastic reader, and is a huge impetus for me to experience the next book in audio form, rather than on paper or Kindle.
Too long to listen to in one sitting, it probably took me a month or a bit less, there were very few days I skipped.
I knocked this story down a star because of the trainwreck that is Vince Reynolds. A naive, meek coward, afraid to hurt a fly. I hope to God that Book 3, which I've already downloaded, does something interesting with him, and that the events of this book change him, or at least make him evolve. He sucked.
Also, making Alice Adair hot made for some interesting visuals (I pictured Evanna Lynch ironically), but given that not one sober guy in two books has hit on her......well......just seems out of place.
I'm not sure who the story is meant for. It moves like a young teen story, it has lots of exposition like a young teen story but it has language and some content that absolutely isn't young teen. Despite these failings, but because of the clear world-view and pace of storytelling the book and its predecessor have found a place in my library. They are not challenging at all but are entertaining enough to listen through to the end with no regrets about the purchase.
"great story, almost like a comic!"
really good character development, a lot of intelligence is used, the narrator could be slightly more engaging but it was easy to listen to, enjoyed very much!
really good book enjoyed as much as the first. bring on the next one please.
"just pure fun,but that's never been a bad thing."
my favourite part of the book and the series as a whole is the interactions between the characters. From the Melbrook students to dean Blaine and professor Pendleton, all the interaction's are either funny or help flesh out the characters.
more often than not the book made me laugh which helped me to certainly relate to the characters involved
I've listened to this book twice in a month considering the length and that i also have listened to other books aswell as actually READING the next two books in the series, that should say a lot about my opinions sbout my opinion on this book
"Gets better and better"
This story continues to build on year one and gets better and better as the book goes on. Really pleased the book 3 came out this week have already purchased this just about to start it now the narrator seems to improve in and starting to really enjoy it
"absolutely brilliant. better than year one!"
I loved it. finished it in like 3 days, being 32 hours long, as you can imagine it caused me to put my life on hold!
"Super Good Sequel "
While the first book in the series failed a bit in the writing this picks up and continuing expanding the excellent plot and engaging gallery of protagonists.
I'm not a big fan of "Superheroes" in general, I'm however a great fan of "realistic" superpowered heroes, like the X-men movies (not the comics) and similar. This series really scratch that itch and some. I really look forward to dive into the next one!
"Better than first and that's saying something"
Simply one of the best super stories ever, period!
Sitting on my hands till the 23/08
"Can't wait for the next one"
Great book albeit slight irritating delivery in the way they identify who's talking. the storyline is so engaging though that this was not more than a minor irritation.
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