Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lona Chang - A Super Hero Detective Story Blog Tour Review

About Lona Chang

• Paperback 
• Publisher: Seventh Star Press, LLC (August 30, 2017)

 When one of the world's greatest superheroes dies in her arms, Lona Chang takes it upon herself to investigate his murder. Armed only with a power she barely understands and a mysterious coded book, Lona begins a quest for answers that leads her down a dark rabbit hole of secrets—secrets the ancient organization known as the Guild is determined to keep hidden at all costs. Meanwhile, when a new threat descends upon Arc City, Lona's soulmate (and freshly minted superhero) Awesome Jones defies the Guild, dons the cape and cowl of his father and finds a group of unlikely allies. But can Awesome trust them—or himself? He'll have to fight his own demons first if he has any hope of defending the town–and the people–he loves. As tensions rise between the Guild, Lona, Awesome, his allies and Arc City's criminal underground, Lona realizes that life, and the answers to its questions, are never as simple as they seem in comic books.

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My Thoughts:  I wasn't quite sure just what exactly a super hero detective story was but this was pretty fun!  This is a straight up detective story in the middle of a world with super heroes, politics, and lots of secrets.   It did take me several pages to get really pulled into the flow of the writing and the story itself.  Part of the issue may have been that I didn't read the first book in the series.  While the story itself is stand alone the world and the relationships are fairly complex.  If you enjoy mysteries and super heroes this is a series you really need to read! 

About AshleyRose Sullivan

Originally from Appalachia, AshleyRose Sullivan lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their many imaginary friends. Her work has been published in places like The Rumpus, Barrelhouse, and Monkey Bicycle and her novels, Awesome Jones: A Superhero Fairy Tale and Silver Tongue are available from Seventh Star Press. She can be found at


  1. I'm bookmarking this page as a reminder to grab this book, Katherine! Sounds like a really good read! Hugs...RO

  2. This really does sound like an interesting premise. I'm glad you enjoyed it, even though it took a bit to get into the setting.

  3. I haven't heard about this book, but it sounds really good. I'll have to add it to my wishlist.

  4. This sounds fun and interesting! I'll have to look into it. Thanks!

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  5. This does sound like a fun book, perfect for a vacation read.

  6. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy this one even though you hadn't read the previous book. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  7. Oh this one sounds like fun - I'm quite fond of superhero stories AND adding a dash of crime makes this one sound enjoyably different. Thank you for review:)

  8. This sounds like something I might like. It's quite a unique premise and sounds like a lot of fun. I am glad you liked this one, even with the slow start. Maybe I will try the first book in the series.