Superheroes are finally out in the open, accepted in society as a normal occurrence. Over one summer six friends (three girls and three boys) have been accidentally gifted their super powers, including telekinesis, healing, super speed, and more. Though the girls are acting as one team and the boys are acting as another, unbeknownst to the friends themselves. Along with dealing with a new enemy, they must also deal with their every day teenage life – homecoming, homework, and hormones! Will these two groups be able to band together to save their town, and survive high school while remaining friends?
I enjoyed the premise of “Heritage,” the first in the Transcend series, teenage superheroes who still deal with regular issues sounded very interesting, unfortunately the execution of this story fell a little flat. There were so many characters to keep track of, between their normal names and their superhero names, I had to keep trying to go back and reread parts to remember who was who. I though Ms. Hunter did portray teenagers well though, and think that this book would appeal more to teenagers because of this. For being a book about superheroes there wasn’t much action until the end, but I understand in the first book you really want to set up characterization, but it would have been nice to see a little more in the middle. I think her next book in this series has some decent potential, especially now that all the characters are set up, but I’m not sure if I care enough about all the characters to want to continue I rated this book three out of five stars.