A Most Unlikely Hero by Brandon Varnell
Alexander S. Ryker, a part-time inventor, is expelled from the Mars Police Academy when he accidentally causes millions of credits worth in damage chasing down the leader of the Black Panthers. Oops! When becoming a hero like his father seems to hang by a thread, Alex stumbles upon a silver-haired girl passed out in an alleyway! Buying her food, Gabrielle reveals she also invents gadgets of all kinds, and that she’s an alien! Alex seizes the moment and vows to protect her from whoever is chasing her around the galaxy. Unfortunately, it a lot more complicated than he thinks!
A Most Unlikely Hero starts out fast paced and with a lot of action, throwing in the protagonists inventions and humorous destructive nature. The characters are the typical dense-genius-wannabe-hero, and cutesy princess from another galaxy.
For me, the story lacked substance. Too many casual outings and meetings that did nothing to further the plot. Also the explicit sexual references were WAY too vivid for me and any young audiences that might purchase the novel in hopes for a fun PG read.
With all that said, the action was great and the detail that went into creating Alex’s many inventions was interesting! Brandon sure went over and beyond creating a whole new world on Mars. Brandon’s writing is topnotch, evoking the imagination on intense fight scenes and the more playful ones.
A Most Unlikely Hero is on Kindle for 3.99 and paperback for 13.00
RATING: 3/5 RAMEN!