I missed reading The Power of Mercy (The Superheroine Collection #2) by Fiona Zedde when it was published in 2017, but when I heard that a sequel to this novella was coming out in April of this year, I decided to read it first. I am very glad I did because I really enjoyed this story.
The tale revolves around Mai Redstone, who is a meta-human (human with super powers) from a powerful meta family. Mai’s problem is she has minor powers in a family of very powerful people. Her family views her as weak, and this causes Mai to have a fear of her family. Regular humans see Mai in a different way. To humans, Mai is Mercy, a superheroine who helps them when disaster strikes. When her uncle, a very powerful meta who made Mai’s childhood a horrible nightmare ends up murdered, the police ask Mercy for help. Now Mercy/Mai must decide between family and her own life.
This is not one of your bright and cheerful superhero stories. It is rather dark and deals with some disturbing subjects. There is violence and mention of abuse. There is also a hint of a love interest, though I think that may be covered more in the sequel.
This is a well-developed story, especially for it being a novella. The plot is complex and intriguing. The characters are well-developed and even with super powers, they are believable. There is definitely chemistry with the possible love interest, and the sex (yes there is sex) is quite hot.
I’m very glad I read The Power of Mercy, and I look forward to the sequel.
I received this book as an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.