Having a surfeit of super powers is great for battling bad guys and saving the world, as Jim (aka Kid Sensation) is finding out, but less useful in dealing with day-to-day situations - like bonding with his superhero father, adjusting to a team environment, and coping with what might be perceived as a growing rivalry between himself and another teen super. On top of all that, despite having a serious girlfriend, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to a new female super he's just met.
At the same time, some villain has just gotten himself a new toy: an unknown weapon of tremendous power that is able to strike without warning, causing unprecedented destruction and loss of life. Perhaps more terrifying, the wielders of this weapon make no demands and issue no threats; they simply attack. Even the Alpha League, the world's greatest superhero team, is not immune, suffering an assault on their very own doorsteps.
It quickly becomes clear that the only way to stop this new evil is from within. With his unique abilities, Jim is the only person capable of infiltrating the enemy's ranks. It's up to him to figure out who is behind these attacks, what they want, and find a way to stop them - and their secret weapon - before they bring the entire world to its knees.
©2013 Kevin Hardman (P)2016 KevinHardman
I listened to Terminus by the same author and I loved it. So I thought I will give this ago. However, I found that I preferred Terminus to this book. I think the reason is that Terminus is different where as Infiltration (kids with superpowers) is not a new concept.
I still liked the book, there was action/adventure, a little romance, mystery and suspense.
I would recommend this book to any one who loves kids/adults with superpowers!
Would recommend you read book one because you would end up having a lot of questions if you don't. There is no cliff hanger in this book.
The narrator was good. I felt I was listening to different people.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author.
This book is easy enough to pick up without listening to the previous ones. Kevin Hardman does a good job letting you know enough about the characters, their history and relationships even if this is your first book in the series.
The writing is good crafting the events that unfold, the story is well paced and I never felt board or confused about what was happening in both high powered combat or more mundane situations. The whole book is written from one view point character that keeps it grounded and lets you get to know the main character and their thoughts.
The characters are believable and despite them having super powers they seem to be people with their own goals and motivations. Mikael Naramore adds to this doing another good job lending each character their own unique voice, helping to keep the story both immersive and engaging.
One thing that detracts a bit from the tension is that the main character is more than a little overpowered and despite all the things that happens to them I never felt there was any real risk to them. Their power set gives them at least one power suitable to get them out of almost any situation. Yet as with most high powered superhero stories it is the risks to others which motivates them more than the risks to them.
If you like superheros then this book is worth a listen and I am happy with the time I spent listing to it.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
"Another Great Addition In The Series"
“Infiltration” is book three in the continuing adventure of teen superhero, Kid Sensation. Although the Kid Sensation books are intended for a young adult audience, I feel they appeal to an older demographic as well. The only tricky thing that author Kevin Hardman has to deal with is the potential lack of suspense because he made his protagonist so powerful. Kid Sensation has way too many major powers. Because of that, I feel the villain in each novel needs to be equal or better so that the reader can feels a sense of suspense and desperation and maybe even a little bit of fear. The outcome of a clash between the hero and the villain shouldn’t be stacked in the hero’s favor. It should be just the opposite. Since Mr. Hardman has made Kid Sensation so ridiculously powerful, every story requires a truly powerful villain to keep the reader from taking the outcome of a clash for granted. So far, Mr. Hardman has not always gotten around that problem. Yet all the books have been enjoyable reads/listens.
Although you could enjoy book three on its own, I highly recommend picking up the first two books in the series and reading them in order. Finally, this audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.
I received this book free of charge for an honest review. what can I say I like this series, it's fun and appeals to both adult and younger readers
"Sky high but grittier"
If you are a fan of the super hero high school stories that are popping up than this series is a must. Reminds me a lot of disneys sky high. This is the third book in the series and the plots thicken as the characters develop. More secrets revealed, more powers explored, and more villains than you can shake a stick at. The author and narrator deliver a great romp through an awesome world of superheroes and villains. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
"Teen Super Heroes.."
This is the third book in the series and it does not disappoint.
The book is a fast and fun read about Jim, the main lead, dealing with new
powers and his confusing feelings about the new girl.
Overall, an enjoyable read
Mikael Naramore did well with the narration.
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"Another good book"
If you like the first 2 you will like this one. Narration is good, possibly getting better. The story is good, there are times when the dialogue is a little simple, but the main character is a high school kid! I did enjoy the main character being more on his own this time. Good Listen!
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"Another great addition"
If you have got to the third book of the series you probably know what you are in for and like it. Infiltration is another great addition to the series.
The book covers two stories - one regarding a gala event when up-and-coming heroes show off their powers for charity, and one with mysterious villains popping in and out of reality are wrecking havoc with no no explanation. The two stories are both interesting and fun, but are also (mostly) independent of one another.
This are self-contained adventures for the characters. The scope of the world is increased and we learn a little more about each of the characters their histories and their powers, but in terms of overall series progression there isn't a huge amount. There are marginal gains between characters but nothing significant to change the dynamics. Hopefully a little more progression is seen in that area in the latter books.
I feel like the narration by Naramore is getting better with each book. Well paced, and engaging. He knows how to perform a good story.
Looking forward to the next book!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
"Enjoy this series!"
Although I typically don't do YA books, I have enjoyed this series and look forward to the next one.
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"Can't get enough!"
I can't get enough of this series! From beginning to end Ive been enveloped in this story. You've done it again. Each story I read just keeps getting better and dread the day you stray from the kid sensation story line (jims story). Looking forward to Revelation.
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