We Could Be Heroes

We Could Be Heroes

3.44 (4,562 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.44 (4,562 ratings by Goodreads)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Brotherhood

The super hero book you need to read right now!

"An enjoyable, exciting, and action-packed read... at its core, just fun." -Associated Press

An extraordinary and emotional adventure about unlikely friends and the power of choosing who you want to be.

Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the ability to read and erase other people's memories--a power he uses to hold up banks to buy coffee, cat food and books.

Zoe is also searching for her past, and using her abilities of speed and strength...to deliver fast food. And she'll occasionally put on a cool suit and beat up bad guys, if she feels like it.

When the archrivals meet in a memory-loss support group, they realize the only way to reveal their hidden pasts might be through each other. As they uncover an ongoing threat, suddenly much more is at stake than their fragile friendship. With countless people at risk, Zoe and Jamie will have to recognize that sometimes being a hero starts with trusting someone else--and yourself.

Don't miss this Most Anticipated New Science Fiction and Fantasy novel as chosen by:
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 150 x 231 x 33mm | 454g
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0778331393
  • 9780778331391
  • 1,178,040

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"I had a blast... a delight from start to finish even if, like me, you don't know the difference between Batman and Robin.... For these two, being extraordinary is easy. The hard part is being their true selves." -Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

"We Could Be Heroes is an incredibly fun and thoughtful take on superhero lore, with flawed but immensely relatable main characters." --Buzzfeed

"The story of deep friendship and the sheer power that comes from feeling less alone in the world.... An overall enjoyable, exciting, and action-packed read." -Associated Press

"The perfect blend of light science fiction and contemporary fiction. It's accessible and easy to read, but because of how vivid the characters are, this book is guaranteed to hook readers from the very first page.... Amazing enemies to friends storyline... The themes of identity, choice, and believing in yourself are woven through every aspect of the story, giving the plot depth and heart. The characters are endearing, and the story is entertaining, culminating in a satisfying ending." --The Nerd Daily

"Propulsive, entertaining...both brainy and fast on its feet...also has a nicely comic touch with aspects of 21st century living.... It's a dystopian novel that is more sunny than dystopian, warmed by the friendship that grows between Zoe and Jamie. Together they discover their pasts are more troubled than they knew, and that troubled pasts can be overcome." -San Francisco Chronicle

"A fun, fast-moving superhero adventure...Chen's creative spin on the standard hero/villain origin story zips along... Fans of the genre will enjoy how thoroughly and gleefully Chen ticks off the checklist of superhero tropes." -Publishers Weekly

"Interesting characters and solid pacing enliven this superhero story with twists. Chen's writing wraps hard topics with heartfelt and humorous prose, creating a delightful novel of the steps and missteps of power, friendship, and trust." -Library Journal

"Richly developed characters and the inner workings of their friendship root the action as the plot dives and twists. Chen's novels always put character first...The growth of these flawed but relatable super-people power this fast read." --Booklist

"Brimming with hope, goodwill, and friendship goals, We Could Be Heroes is the Thor: Ragnarok of superhero fiction." --Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars Phasma

"Sweet, sincere, and sure to see you sob, We Could Be Heroes is the almost-super hero story we all need right now." --Sam Maggs, bestselling author of The Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope

"We Could Be Heroes is a potent team-up of terrific characters, unusual ideas, and a ton of heart. It's everything you want in a superhero story." --Jackson Ford, author of The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind

"We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen is part daring superhero adventure, part mystery that will keep you on the edge of every page-turn. Jamie and Zoe are delightfully flawed and charmingly relatable despite their extraordinary gifts. If you've ever wanted to dive deeply into the minds of superheroes and villains, and have a marvelous time doing it, this is the book for you." --Amanda Deibert, author of Wonder Woman '77 and DC Super Hero Girls
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Rating details

4,562 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 12% (528)
4 35% (1,617)
3 40% (1,825)
2 11% (514)
1 2% (78)
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