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ã Read Ö Just Cause (Just Cause Universe #1) by Ian Thomas Healy ✓ Just Cause is a great book it is fast paced which is doubly true given the protagonist s super power , and it is obvious Mr Healy knows his superheroes as a comic book reader collector I appreciate this fact greatly The writing is very visual and the scenes are crafted very well There s no fat here Everything written is essential for either character development or plot movement.
Great stuff I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes their superheroes with a grounding of reality to them This book makes them believable.
Some Superheroes Can Fly, Or Lift Great Weights, Or Shoot Lightning Bolts Mustang Sally Runs A Third Generation Superhero, Sally S Life Changes Forever When She Fights And Loses To The Notorious Villain Destroyer, Who Killed Her Father Just Before She Was Born She Dedicates Herself To Tracking Him Down So She Can Even The ScoreWhen All You Can Do Is Run, You D Better Be Fast, But Can Even The Fastest Girl In The World Run Quick Enough To Save Her Teammates Lives From Destroyer And His Growing Parahuman Army I met Ian Thomas Healy at the Denver MileHi Con in October, 2017 His description of his super hero world intrigued me Being a super hero fan of sorts I ve watched all the movies from Superman, Spiderman, Batman, DC, Marvel , I picked up this first book in the Just Cause series entitled Just Cause.
In the Just Cause world superheroes, or parahumans with paranormal abilities, are known entities They ve been out of the closet , so to speak, for decades and now can be identified with by the Musashi gene encoding for a parahuman These parahumans attend special schools like the Hero Academy and join various hero groups One group, sanctioned by the US Government, is known as Just Cause and is the elite hero team.
Sally, an eighteen year old parahuman, is the main character in the story Her para ability is speed We join the story as she becomes an intern with Just Cause This books is much than a super hero book with elements of a coming of age story Super hero genre fans won t be disappointed and those that are looking for a touching storyline will also love Ian s plot.
Full disclosure, this is the first super hero book I ve read I wasn t sure what to expect and still am not sure how to compare it to others in the genre, but I can definitely recommend it as it kept me page turning and I grew invested in the characters.
The best thing about Ian Healy s books is the accessibility of their worlds and characters He welcomes us in and takes us for a fun and memorable ride, and unlike other superhero universes, we never feel like the understanding of an entire mythology is out of our grasp or would take thousands of reading hours to accomplish Mustang Sally is a fantastic flagship hero in that she s smart, quick literally , and vulnerable, and she makes an interesting and relatable pair of eyes through which to see this incredible world of parahumans that feels both fantastical and realistic But there is an entire cast of characters, all of whom are wonderfully developed, from the wiseacre Crackerjack to the sexy but wise Desert Eagle who can soar through the air on a pair of beautiful wings There is also a sense of historical perspective lying beneath the surface here, and you get the sense that Healy is in complete control of this world and has all sorts of goodies in store for us And judging from what I ve read in interviews, he definitely has a lot planned for the Just Cause universe For the first book in a series, this really gets things off to a great start and it makes us hungry for I cannot wait for the next books in this series.
Just Cause is a great book it is fast paced which is doubly true given the protagonist s super power , and it is obvious Mr Healy knows his superheroes as a comic book reader collector I appreciate this fact greatly The writing is very visual and the scenes are crafted very well There s no fat here Everything written is essential for either character development or plot movement.
Great stuff I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes their superheroes with a grounding of reality to them This book makes them believable.
Just Cause starts out with a bang, as the Lucky Seven, along with 18 year old main character, Salena Thompson, better known as Mustang Sally, are summoned by the police commissioner to stop a giant robot from destroying the Science and Technology Expo.
The Lucky Seven are decimated in the fight and Sally discovers the man inside the robot is Destroyer, the villain who killed her dad before she was born She sets out on a mission of revenge with the help of her new team, Just Cause, to destroy the man behind the machine However he has tricks of his own up his sleeve including partnering with a Hitler like villain by the name of Kaiser Though he s introduced many characters early on, Ian describes them in great detail, each standing out by their unique abilities and costumes, making it easy to keep track of who s who Mustang Sally is especially well drawn She s a tiny blonde thing, who wears a red and yellow costume, and probably the fastest parahuman on the face of the planet She comes from a long line of speedsters on her mom s side and is destined to follow in their footsteps.
Though she s confident in her abilities as a speedster, when it comes to love she s apprehensive She d concentrated so hard on her training, she never took the time to date Then she meets, Jason, a Brick, better known as Mastiff, a boy two years older than she huge, muscly, and incredibly hot.
Ian writes their relationship well, both are timid and bashful at first, but we get to watch their relationship bloom into a full on love story It s very sweet with a side of spice.
He also doesn t forget that although the two lovebirds are parahumans, they re still real teenagers doing real teenage things like having crushes, playing in rock bands, and driving crappy cars.
I like the way Ian has written all the heroes, super yes, but still with human qualities, they have relationships, drink coffee, laugh, celebrate, grieve They re fallible, vulnerable They get beat up, break bones, and sadly but expectedly, some die Healy is also a master at action scenes It almost feels like you re watching a movie instead of reading a book when the superheroes are battling the villains There s shooting and hand to hand combat, and bodies flying everywhere What I ve found so difficult to write, Ian makes seem effortless.
Another thing I liked about the book was that Ian mixed historical fact with fiction The beginning of every chapter starts with a quote Some are quotes from real historical figures, like Ghandi, others are quotes from made up superheroes appearing on Oprah Ian writes about how the parahumans helped out in the wars, and how they partook in the party culture of the seventies.
All in all I thought this was a great book Though it has the superhero element, it s not for kids There is some foul language and sex I think older teens and adults who are fans of superheroes, graphic novels, and action and adventure will really enjoy Just Cause This is just the first in a series, so be on the lookout for the next book I know I will.
Just Cause starts out with a bang, as the Lucky Seven, along with 18 year old main character, Salena Thompson, better known as Mustang Sally, are summoned by the police commissioner to stop a giant robot from destroying the Science and Technology Expo.
The Lucky Seven are decimated in the fight and Sally discovers the man inside the robot is Destroyer, the villain who killed her dad before she was born She sets out on a mission of revenge with the help of her new team, Just Cause, to destroy the man behind the machine However he has tricks of his own up his sleeve including partnering with a Hitler like villain by the name of Kaiser Though he s introduced many characters early on, Ian describes them in great detail, each standing out by their unique abilities and costumes, making it easy to keep track of who s who Mustang Sally is especially well drawn She s a tiny blonde thing, who wears a red and yellow costume, and probably the fastest parahuman on the face of the planet She comes from a long line of speedsters on her mom s side and is destined to follow in their footsteps.
Though she s confident in her abilities as a speedster, when it comes to love she s apprehensive She d concentrated so hard on her training, she never took the time to date Then she meets, Jason, a Brick, better known as Mastiff, a boy two years older than she huge, muscly, and incredibly hot.
Ian writes their relationship well, both are timid and bashful at first, but we get to watch their relationship bloom into a full on love story It s very sweet with a side of spice.
He also doesn t forget that although the two lovebirds are parahumans, they re still real teenagers doing real teenage things like having crushes, playing in rock bands, and driving crappy cars.
I like the way Ian has written all the heroes, super yes, but still with human qualities, they have relationships, drink coffee, laugh, celebrate, grieve They re fallible, vulnerable They get beat up, break bones, and sadly but expectedly, some die Healy is also a master at action scenes It almost feels like you re watching a movie instead of reading a book when the superheroes are battling the villains There s shooting and hand to hand combat, and bodies flying everywhere What I ve found so difficult to write, Ian makes seem effortless.
Another thing I liked about the book was that Ian mixed historical fact with fiction The beginning of every chapter starts with a quote Some are quotes from real historical figures, like Ghandi, others are quotes from made up superheroes appearing on Oprah Ian writes about how the parahumans helped out in the wars, and how they partook in the party culture of the seventies.
All in all I thought this was a great book Though it has the superhero element, it s not for kids There is some foul language and sex I think older teens and adults who are fans of superheroes, graphic novels, and action and adventure will really enjoy Just Cause This is just the first in a series, so be on the lookout for the next book I know I will.
Being a gamer Champions I would say I am a bit biased That said, I really liked this story Sally was a very believable person and showed both her fear and courage I really enjoyed the reality that the super heroes are still people with lives and outside interests The relationships were fun and brought out some depths to the characters and made them reachable.
Thanks Ian for a good story Looking forward to many Just Cause stories Loved this book This is a great opening book for the series The characters grab your interest, the story line moves smoothly without being too fast or too slow The character interactions are well written, giving a depth to them that I really enjoy.
I like most superhero movies, but am definitely NOT a fan of comic books or graphic novels, so I wasn t sure how I d like this book Happily, I found it to be engaging and entertaining, with strong, sympathetic main characters and a solid plot that leaves plenty of room for additional books in the series Reminiscent of X Men, or The Justice League If you enjoy fantasy and science fiction genres, you should give this a try Recommended.
Nothing like a good superhero book And that she s a speedster makes it all the better Superspeed is the best superpower, after all.
Enjoyable superhero novel There are plenty of super hero books etc out there these days, but the author manages to produce an engaging novel that predominantly focuses on a 3rd generation speedster hero known as Mustang Sally She is a recent graduate of the Hero Academy that trains young parahumans in the use of their powers and she quickly ends up being an intern to Just Cause, the premier super hero team in this book s universe.
For a while the book is happy to build things gradually, filling in some history and back story for both her and her new teammates, but things start to ramp up as she becomes involved with one of those teammates and has also been making progress into investigating the newly returned nemesis of Just Cause known as the Destroyer, a villain responsible for the deaths of many heroes including that of Sally s father.
As well as helping to move the plot along to it s eventual conclusion, her investigation also helps to serve as a means for filling in some of the back story for both her family and for the Just Cause team itself, nicely rounding out the world as a whole Following, the conclusion of the main storyline, the book shifts into some short stories that cover some significant early incidents for the previous generations of both the team and Sally s family, a nice little bonus.
The narrator s performance was a strong one, getting the pacing and tone right throughout along with providing sufficiently distinct voices for the various characters in the book too.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and will certainly be considering getting other books from the series too I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
The Just Cause universe is a fascinating one, with a long history Our main character, Mustang Sally, is a third generation speedster in a world that has known about and organized parahumans for at least that long I liked her and was cheering for her to find her place in this world There was a lot of potential for good conflict in this plot Sally s father was killed by the big bad guy Destroyer , so she had a personal stake in the fight when he reappears on the scene Her relationship with her mother was a bit strained She was falling in love She had a strong desire to prove herself Unfortunately, things overall went a little too easily for Sally She felt almost charmed in that she was successful at everything she tried without much struggle, failure, or serious roadblocks along the way So, while I still enjoyed the story, the overall effect was that it lacked tension or a sense of urgency Too smooth I definitely enjoyed the descriptions of powers and the considerations of drawbacks and idiosyncrasies that might come with certain power sets A lot of interesting characters were introduced in this book, which leaves the author plenty of room to play in this universe for quite some time to come In fact, I sometimes wished the book would slow down a little and take time to build relationships a little longer before letting bad things happen to characters The emotional impact could have been stronger if I d had time to get to know and care about the supporting characters Overall, good and enjoyable I would read by this author.
I met Ian Thomas Healy at the Denver MileHi Con in October, 2017 His description of his super hero world intrigued me Being a super hero fan of sorts I ve watched all the movies from Superman, Spiderman, Batman, DC, Marvel , I picked up this first book in the Just Cause series entitled Just Cause.
In the Just Cause world superheroes, or parahumans with paranormal abilities, are known entities They ve been out of the closet , so to speak, for decades and now can be identified with by the Musashi gene encoding for a parahuman These parahumans attend special schools like the Hero Academy and join various hero groups One group, sanctioned by the US Government, is known as Just Cause and is the elite hero team.
Sally, an eighteen year old parahuman, is the main character in the story Her para ability is speed We join the story as she becomes an intern with Just Cause This books is much than a super hero book with elements of a coming of age story Super hero genre fans won t be disappointed and those that are looking for a touching storyline will also love Ian s plot.
Full disclosure, this is the first super hero book I ve read I wasn t sure what to expect and still am not sure how to compare it to others in the genre, but I can definitely recommend it as it kept me page turning and I grew invested in the characters.