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Review from Jack Magnus for Readers Favorite

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5 out of 5 stars

5 out of 5 stars

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Readers Favorite 5-star rating

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Super Me: Super Series, Book One is a paranormal coming of age novel for young and new adults written by Jessica Dazzo. She wasn’t going to have to take the bus to school that morning — or ever again, Faye realized with delight, and still some disbelief, as she made sure her mom wasn’t home, and she turned the key of her “new” old car. It was not the fanciest or sweetest looking car out there; there were even rust spots, dents and dings adorning it, but it was hers. She had bought it through saving bits of cash here and there from her job at the supermarket. Faye’s mom had her when she was only sixteen years old, and she had lost the support of her family because of her pregnancy. Brooke now seemed determined to live her life to the fullest and make Faye bear the brunt of what she had had to go through as a teen. Faye had become the adult in the relationship, and even though it was her seventeenth birthday, she seemed to have lost her joie de vivre, if indeed she had ever had it. She was determined to enjoy her seventeenth birthday, however, and even decided to start off the day with a special coffee treat at her favorite coffee house. But from then on, the day only got worse.

Jessica Dazzo’s paranormal coming of age novel, Super Me, grabbed me with that first incomparably heart-breaking episode in the coffee house and didn’t let go until I finished the last page of the book. Faye is a grand character, Dickensian at times, and so very resilient in the face of everything that happens to her. I couldn’t help but feel even more for this girl, who had had her childhood and teen years stripped away by a selfish mother, when she begins to hear things that no one else does; things that make life even more awkward for her than it already is. Dazzo’s plot is creative and original, and her characters are credible and alive. I was quite pleased to discover that this is the first book in an ongoing series and am looking forward to reading more about this intriguing and original character. Super Me: Super Series, Book One is most highly recommended.

 

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Review from Award-Winning British Author K.J. Simmill

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

5 out of 5 stars

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Faye had never felt like an ordinary teenager, but on her seventeenth birthday she began to feel even more like an outcast. All her life she had worked, scrimped and saved every penny after paying the bills and buying the groceries for her and her mother. She never went out, bought new boots, or had much fun, all so she could buy herself a car and no longer had to take the bus to school and work. The day finally came to use it, and it was that day everything started. Humiliated by the actions of her brave new self she speeds away, destroys the car, but more concerning, she’s now seeing and hearing things that just aren’t there. Then there’s the string of obsessive boyfriends around her mother and her own confusion about the new people entering her life. Faye is a teenager all right, but she is about to discover she is so much more.

Super Me by Jessica Dazzo is probably best classed as a paranormal/horror story. Faye is a stubborn, determined character with the emotional ups and downs expected from the average teenager. Drama, questions, suspense, and a touch of the paranormal come together to form a young adult read that will keep you turning page after page until you get the answers you seek. Why is Faye seeing and hearing these things, what secret is Lucan guarding, and why is she having a recurring nightmare?

With a cast of believable characters, settings, and happenings, you’ll be sure to enjoy watching events unfold. As the first book in the series, it offers enough intrigue to tempt readers into picking up the next book when it is available.

 

About K.J. Simmill:

K.J. Simmill is an award-winning British author with books published in both the fantasy and non-fiction genres. She is a wife and mother and in her free time, if she isn’t writing, you’ll find her either engrossed in her latest read, or lost in the world of gaming. All of K.J.’s books are free on Kindle Unlimited, and donate a minimum of 10% to The DMWS charity.

You can find her review posted here.

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