Hungry Gods

Hungry GodsSuperheroes Undead Nuff SaidThe Country S Premier Superhero Team Is Missing So When A Mutant Monstrosity Goes On The Rampage, It S Spitball To The Rescue He S A Third String Hero Today, Determined To Be First String Tomorrow And The Army May Be Giving Him Just The Chance He Needs Spitball S Been Invited To Undertake A Secret Mission Into America S Heartland What He S About To Discover, However, Is Not A Chance At Stardom But A Horror Movie Come To LifeHungry Gods Is A Fast Paced Adventure Of Costumed Superheroes, Government Conspiracy Theories, And Flesh Eating Zombies Spandex Adventure For Adults Superheroes vs Zombies What s not to love In truth this turned out to be a bit of a weird book I do love the premise, superheroes are always fun, and J.D Brink gave me what I thought I wanted by placing the focus on action and humour but for some weird reason this book never quite clicked with me I m not sure why Sometimes I was caught up in the story and other times I was a little bored It was the same with the humour Sometimes it worked and was funny others times it flopped and was not Superheroes vs Zombies What s not to love In truth this turned out to be a bit of a weird book I do love the premise, superheroes are always fun, and J.D Brink gave me what I thought I wanted by placing the focus on action and humour but for some weird reason this book never quite clicked with me I m not sure why Sometimes I was caught up in the story and other times I was a little bored It was the same with the humour Sometimes it worked and was funny others times it flopped and was not The end result is this turned out to be an average read Which is a shame as it did grip me from the early pages so it feels like it could have been so much better Second string superhero, Spitball, gets his chance to join the big leagues when the US army call upon him to take a secret mission to small town Kansas to sort out a problem they are being very closed mouthed about That problem is a zombie outbreak of course Spitball s powers are similar to that of the Flash, but not as good, so he figures he should always be able to stay out of the grasp of the zombie horde and find the source of the outbreak His mission begins to seem a bitdifficult when it soon becomes apparent that the world premier superhero team, and Spitball s idols, the Fab Five are already on the scene and half have fallen to the zombie horde and became super zombies Spitball was a weird lead character He was cocky and arrogant and was a mix of funny and annoying All in all this turned out to be an OK read that always felt like it was not far away from being a better one but just fell a little short I m not sure if I ll read the sequel or not Rating 3 stars Audio Note Todd Menesses did an OK job He was not the sort of narrator that enhanced a story with his performance but he was adequate and did not detract from it I got this in exchange for an honest review blah blah blah.Wow, this was surprisingly good It s basically superheroes vs zombies, but presented in a new way Very realistic considering the premise The characters were all well thought out Very human for superhumans It also contained a little bit of everything humor, horror, action, and drama Parts of it made me laugh out loud, other parts were quite horrific It would probably make a great graphic novel if the author ever decided to go tha I got this in exchange for an honest review blah blah blah.Wow, this was surprisingly good It s basically superheroes vs zombies, but presented in a new way Very realistic considering the premise The characters were all well thought out Very human for superhumans It also contained a little bit of everything humor, horror, action, and drama Parts of it made me laugh out loud, other parts were quite horrific It would probably make a great graphic novel if the author ever decided to go that way.I would recommend this to any fans of horror OR superheroes, and if you like both, well, you ll love it J.D Brink is an author to watch My original Hungry Gods audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Hungry Gods by J.D Brink is the first in a series called Identity Crisis The story follows the antics of a teenaged super hero who just wants to make it big In a world of caped and masked superheroes who are called by the government to solve problems created by real life monsters and villain, Spitball is a low level superhero All he dreams about is using his super speed powers to launch him into a lif My original Hungry Gods audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Hungry Gods by J.D Brink is the first in a series called Identity Crisis The story follows the antics of a teenaged super hero who just wants to make it big In a world of caped and masked superheroes who are called by the government to solve problems created by real life monsters and villain, Spitball is a low level superhero All he dreams about is using his super speed powers to launch him into a life of fame and to secure his spot in the Phenomenal Five, the most famous team of superheroes After fighting off a monster that was terrorizing his town, this little bit of fame leads to a military official to request his services Little did Spitball know, he was entering a fight that might be too big for his skills As the story unravels, Spitball is faced with a series of terrors, intrigue, and conflicts between his expectations and realities about what being a superhero is.This novel improved for me after I accepted the costumed superheroes functioning as a part of the real life plotline It was bewildering and frustrating in the beginning, but once accepted the plot developed nicely The premise for the story where a na ve fame hungry young superhero enters a fight too big for him was actually pretty interesting It created room for Spitball to learn about the reality of being a superhero and learn from it Unfortunately, I really felt like he hadn t learned anything from the experience and was still like an overzealous puppy at the end I found this extremely disappointing because Spitball s naivet was difficult to hear I did however, like phenomenal five characters that Spitball is able to meet and the background on the relationship between those characters The nature of the zombies and their relationship to the superheroes was really interesting and unique The superheroes vs zombies like premise in itself was unique This is mostly an action filled story about superheroes fighting off an unknown threat to the public Ultimately, while I didn t like Spitball s character, there was a lot of plot development, action, and a hint of what s to come in the future novels.The narration by Todd Menesses was well done He captured the voices of the different characters really well He was able to capture the feelings and the situation that the characters were throughout the novel He also hit Spitball s voice straight on It was great The production quality was good I would recommend this story to anyone who likes superhero, action stories.Audiobook was provided for review by the narrator Review HUNGRY GODS by J D BrinkI need to make a little icon for WOW to add to my reviews HUNGRY GODS certainly qualifies I read it in about two hours, in the middle of the night, very uncommon for me I enjoyed it so much Not only is it very smoothly written, but the author has a cherishable sense of humour His balancing of character impact against non stop action is just glorious Some sentences I stopped to reread a couple times example Gargoyle s expression of not quite apology Review HUNGRY GODS by J D BrinkI need to make a little icon for WOW to add to my reviews HUNGRY GODS certainly qualifies I read it in about two hours, in the middle of the night, very uncommon for me I enjoyed it so much Not only is it very smoothly written, but the author has a cherishable sense of humour His balancing of character impact against non stop action is just glorious Some sentences I stopped to reread a couple times example Gargoyle s expression of not quite apology to Spitball Luke after nearly removing him from the land of the living The description was priceless HUNGRY GODS is NOT just your ordinary SPLASH BAM POW Comic event It s really, really good and a rereader Five Category Rating System Concept 1 2 StarWriting 1 2 StarStructure StarCredibility 1 2 StarCharacter 1 2 Star Total 3 StarsAudience Suitability Adult Profanity, Adult Situations, Explicit Violence Hungry Gods is a well paced, fantasy thriller, a collision of publicity hungry superheroes, zombies, and teenage growing pains.On the plus side, the writing is for the most part clean and has a good, workmanlike flow that serves this kind of material well Telling t Five Category Rating System Concept 1 2 StarWriting 1 2 StarStructure StarCredibility 1 2 StarCharacter 1 2 Star Total 3 StarsAudience Suitability Adult Profanity, Adult Situations, Explicit Violence Hungry Gods is a well paced, fantasy thriller, a collision of publicity hungry superheroes, zombies, and teenage growing pains.On the plus side, the writing is for the most part clean and has a good, workmanlike flow that serves this kind of material well Telling this story from the viewpoint of a second rate, teenage superhero gives it a fresh quality The action scenes are well constructed and exciting.On the minus side, there arethan a handful of typos and grammatical errors that interrupted the flow of the narrative Also, there is one continuity error that broke my suspension of disbelief Except for the main protagonist, the characters are largely two dimensional and stereotypical.If you are looking for a thrill ride with a pack of superheroes vs a zombie horde, this book serves that purpose quite well and was an easy read Brink s writing is full of adventure, humor, and enough suspense and action to keep you reading until the book is done If you ve never thought about reading a book about a superhero instead of a comic or a movie, this is the change you ll want to take.Spitball is your average mostly unknown superhero, ready and waiting for his opportunity to save the world, so when the country s most well known superheroes are missing and his government comes asking for help, he can t help but jump at the chanc Brink s writing is full of adventure, humor, and enough suspense and action to keep you reading until the book is done If you ve never thought about reading a book about a superhero instead of a comic or a movie, this is the change you ll want to take.Spitball is your average mostly unknown superhero, ready and waiting for his opportunity to save the world, so when the country s most well known superheroes are missing and his government comes asking for help, he can t help but jump at the chance What follows is a fast paced adventure built from too believable situations and hugely engaging superheroes If you or someone you know is a fan of action adventure books or superhero stories, you ll want to pick up Brink s work the first change you getSo, yes, absolutely recommended I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Spitball isn t very likeable at first He s arrogant and doesn t think about the consequences to his actions before acting But he definitely grows on you And if he did think before acting the book might never have happened, so that s a plus for him Superheroes vs zombies makes for a very fun book Zombie superheroes are not something I would want to run into, but they were really awesome in this book I can t wait to rea I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Spitball isn t very likeable at first He s arrogant and doesn t think about the consequences to his actions before acting But he definitely grows on you And if he did think before acting the book might never have happened, so that s a plus for him Superheroes vs zombies makes for a very fun book Zombie superheroes are not something I would want to run into, but they were really awesome in this book I can t wait to readin this series This is a decent superhero novel that skips over the origin story and gets straight into the meat of the protagonist s life The trouble is, he s a shallow, self centred young man that can t seem to take anything seriously.Spit Ball s fame seeking behaviour turns out to be the meaning behind the book s title Fame is a hungry god That line gave me hope that the story would offer a deep look at the shift in Western culture toward fame as an end in itself Kids used to dream of growing up to do s This is a decent superhero novel that skips over the origin story and gets straight into the meat of the protagonist s life The trouble is, he s a shallow, self centred young man that can t seem to take anything seriously.Spit Ball s fame seeking behaviour turns out to be the meaning behind the book s title Fame is a hungry god That line gave me hope that the story would offer a deep look at the shift in Western culture toward fame as an end in itself Kids used to dream of growing up to do something great, with fame being a side effect Now they just want to skip the messy middle bit and simply be famous But no, the book ends as it starts, with Spit Ball seeking publicity and fame without taking a moment to understand a broader context.As with many recent superhero novels, we see no sign of training or government oversight I found it particularly disheartening to see Spit Ball assaulted several times by another supposedly good super, only to be victim shamed for provoking the situation Am I asking too much of this genre Probably More superhero fun from this author and I loved this book as much as the origins book A wonderful and original idea that is well written I love the characters, even the ones that are not so bright.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Wow..superhero action,but not in the way you think Author BRINK is the brains,behind the brawn,and he shows itReally recommended if you want your cape loving socks blown off

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  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • Hungry Gods
  • J.D. Brink
  • English
  • 01 May 2017
  • 0692362886