A massive thank you to Netgalley, Titan Books and the author for this review copy!
*Publication Date: 25th September 2020*
The blurb from the back of the book:
Avi Hirsch has always known his daughter was different. But when others with incredible, otherworldly gifts reveal themselves to the world, Avi realizes that her oddness is something more – that she is something more. With this, he has a terrifying revelation: Emmeline is now entering a society where her unique abilities unfairly mark her as a potential threat. And even though he is her father, Avi cannot keep her safe forever.
Emmeline soon meets others just like her: Carrie Norris, a teenage girl who can turn invisible… but just wants to be seen. Fahima Deeb, a woman with an uncanny knack for machinery… but it’s her Muslim faith that makes the U.S. government suspicious of her.
They are the nobody people – ordinary individuals with extraordinary gifts who want one only thing: to live as equals in an America that is gripped by fear and hatred. But the government is passing discriminatory laws. Violent mobs are taking to the streets. And one of their own – an angry young man seething with self-loathing – has used his power in an act of mass violence that has put a new target on the community. The nobody people must now stand together and fight for their future, or risk falling apart.
I was actually quite impressed with this story. It had an X-Men feel to it that I really liked. It was told from multiple POV’s which was a little confusing at first, but I ended up liking it very much.
We see a lot of kids with abilities that have always felt so isolated. All they want is to lead a normal life, but instead face a lot of prejudice. The characters were well developed and relatable (other than their abilities!).
This story is action-packed and I was hooked from the start. It was a compelling read and I cannot wait for the conclusion.
I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️