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Summary

Flash Fire is the explosive sequel to The Extraordinaries by USA Today best-selling author T J Klune.

Nick landed himself the superhero boyfriend of his dreams, but with new heroes arriving in Nova City, it's up to Nick and his friends to determine who is virtuous and who is villainous. Which is a lot to handle for a guy who just wants to finish his self-insert bakery AU fanfic.

©2021 T J Klune (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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"Uproariously funny!" (Sophie Gonzales, author of Only Mostly Devastated)

"The most down-to-earth book about superheroes I've ever read." (Mason Deaver, best-selling author of I Wish You All the Best)

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Uninspired book written following a woke checklist

I have read/listened to more books by TJ Klune than any other author and I consider myself a Klunatic, so I struggled with the idea of giving this rating. But I decided that a honest (as opposed to a fanboy one) rating is the best option as it will help people who now discover TJ Klune find the better books - that they can appreciate better.

In my view this is the first ever boring book that Klune has ever published. Boring and often annoying. Most of it consists of repetitive shallow conversations about how cool and good we are, understanding and accepting.
Almost nothing happens. There is almost no character building and development and what is worse - the distinct and likable characters from the first book are been turned into bland figures spouting general wokeness to fill the pages.

There is an awkward attempt to handle the topic of the image of the police in US that is obviously patched postfactum in 3 or 4 scenes of the book, but the result is mostly confusing.

Also sad to give 4 stars to the performance by Michael Lesley (big fan by the way), but his uneven reading during the first half with lots of random pauses and wrong/confusing rhythm made the experience more unpleasant and annoying than it should have been.

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Another great book

T J Klune is so good and this was a great follow up to Extraordinaries - and so glad it's the same narrator he's amazing.

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Perfection!!

This has me laughing out loud, crying and wanting to give the characters the biggest hugs! Totally recommend this series. **chefs kiss**