Miss Nucleus

Fiction - Action
244 Pages
Reviewed on 05/18/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

Miss Nucleus is an amazing journey following the adventures and misadventures of Liza Lindsay Lewis, aka Miss Nucleus, the offspring of dedicated scientists that spend more time in the lab than at home. This epic superhero novel begins with the invincible Liza waiting in line at a mom and pop coffee shop. A two-bit hoodlum is in the process of robbing the place, as Liza is trying to talk him out of it. Even though she is hung over and needing her caffeine fix, she is giving the would-be robber an accurate account of everything that will happen in hopes of diffusing the situation. When he finally shoots her in the face, everything she described in detail takes place just as she had predicted, including all of the papers she has to sign at the police station in accordance with superhero protocol. Even though she had quit being a superhero, events happen that bring her right back into the fold. She is a member of the Child Soldiers; a group of young adult superheroes that seem to get more action after all of the adult superheroes pack it in early so that they can get their 8 hours of sleep.

Jason Levine does an outstanding job of bringing this story to life, with a realistic view of how the city of Burlington has put a lot of restrictions on the superheroes, due to the amount of damage that takes place whenever they battle supervillains. Jason's lead character is someone that everyone can identify and sympathize with. Liza sees a counsellor every week. She would love nothing more than to end her misery, but she cannot be killed, hence her constant vicious cycle of drunkenness and hangovers. This takes a drastic turn when she is approached by the top evil supervillain, "Freedom." He wants her to get something from her parents or else he will wipe out the city with a nuclear bomb. When she brings him what he wants, it starts a string of events that propels this story in all kinds of separate directions, making this book hard to put down. Miss Nucleus is one thrilling ride that leads up to a crescendo in the ultimate battle between good and evil. Jason Levine's Miss Nucleus has everything you could want in an action packed, superhero comic book on steroids. I loved this book from beginning to end. Bravo!