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When newly-coined physicist Mira Verborgen sprung for a cushy internship at CERN, she did not expect to end up working side by side with sensitive European hottie, Giancarlo Colombo, or the sudden-onset case of butterflies whenever he’s around.Nor did she expect the two of them to end up the inadvertent subjects of a megalomaniac Russian scientist’s deadly energy experimenWhen newly-coined physicist Mira Verborgen sprung for a cushy internship at CERN, she did not expect to end up working side by side with sensitive European hottie, Giancarlo Colombo, or the sudden-onset case of butterflies whenever he’s around.Nor did she expect the two of them to end up the inadvertent subjects of a megalomaniac Russian scientist’s deadly energy experiment. Instead of their budding relationship being cut short along with their material existence, the pair develops a startling mutation. A mutation that puts them in the crosshairs of Swiss, French, and American governments - not to mention the dastardly Dr. Orlov.With CERN held hostage by Orlov and his rapidly-evolving superpowers, do Mira and Giancarlo have what it takes to own their mutation and protect the free world, before it’s too late?...

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ISBN : 9781620079553
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Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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The Accidental Superheroine Reviews

  • Mary
    2018-12-04 23:57

    I received an ARC of The Accidental Superheroine for an honest opinion of the book. Physicist Mira is thrilled to join the team at CERN to work on her PhD, hoping to learn a lot from the world famous scientist, Dr. Peter Orlov. What she gets isn’t anything she would ever have believed. Her first day she falls in love at first sight with Dr. Giancarlo Colombo, Dr. Orlov’s assistant. And then her whole world turns upside down. Turns out Orlov is crazy and wants to take over the world! Have you ever heard such a thing? Yes? Oh, well me too. Orlov has arranged a lab incident that has turned the three of them into something different, rearranging their atoms (I’m a little shaky on the science here- there were a lot of equations floating around and I’ll just believe whatever I read), making them indestructible, transforming beings. Mira and Giancarlo are the only ones who can take on Dr. Orlov, but will they be able to outsmart him? There were a lot of invisibility, transforming into flying dinosaurs and lots of different people. It’s like a human transformers book. This is not the kind of book I would have picked up on my own. I was pretty much on the fence about the book, thinking it was just so-so. It was entertaining- it was just really different. It had hints at a romantic storyline and also adult themes throughout, so it’s not a kids’ book. Lots of science equations thrown out that were completely lost on me. There was a lot of action and I liked the dialogue. The overall story didn’t hold my attention enough to get me to be a “for sure” to read a sequel, but if you’re a superhero lover or a transformer or science geek, then you’ll probably really enjoy it.

  • Coyora Dokusho
    2018-11-29 19:59

    Cut and paste 'cuz I dunno which one will survive the merge:QUITE liked it. Madcap, random and quite amusing. Not made of enough science to know exactly where the fail was, but certain of its presence. I found the heroine interesting and entertaining.

  • Coyora Dokusho
    2018-11-20 01:34

    Cut and paste 'cuz I dunno which one will survive the merge:QUITE liked it. Madcap, random and quite amusing. Not made of enough science to know exactly where the fail was, but certain of its presence. I found the heroine interesting and entertaining.

  • Sally
    2018-12-16 01:54

    3.5 stars review to follow

  • Kat Lebo
    2018-12-06 01:57

    The Accidental Superheroineby J.R. Rain and Kris CareyI've had this book on my Kindle for some time and just never got around to reading it. I decided I needed something light and funny to read while I was waiting on another book to be published and delivered, and this is what I chose. It was very funny, very well plotted and paced. The characters were believable, even if the situation was not, and it was all in all a very enjoyable read. There were a couple of proofing errors, an extra word in one spot and the wrong word in another, but I didn't take anything off for those errors. I enjoyed the pop references and the intricate descriptions. And, I have to admit, I'd have given it five stars if not for two things. The first is how angst ridden and insecure the female lead is. Lord preserve us from women who do not think they are pretty enough, smart enough, fit enough, or clever enough to attract the man of their dreams. Yes, he seemed to be clueless, but after all, he was getting a new work partner, not a new love interest. But what really sent the star-meter ratcheting down was that the authors (and one of them is a woman, mind you) blew the ending with this on the last page. The heroine and her unsuspecting love interest have been molecularly modified and can change how they look. Mira chooses to change into the image of a Russian porn star because she believes Giancarlo will be more attracted to her if she is blonde. When he doesn't like that, she changes to what she images Angelina Jolie's younger sister might look like. He responds: "No, No. I mean the way you are really, Mira. As you looked when I first met you." And the authors have her think this: "Okay, so it wasn't exactly the most romantic declaration of undying love in the world but hey, he was Swiss!" Are they crazy? Being told by someone you want to love you that they prefer you the way you really are IS the most romantic thing anyone can say. Sheesh. So, it's a funny, improbable physics romp, so despite the cluelessness of the authors as to what might be romantic, read it anyway.

  • Barb Taub
    2018-12-11 00:41

    "Luke," says Yoda. "Use the mass times the acceleration!"Do you find this as hysterically funny as I do? Welcome, fellow geek! You're in exactly the right place, because have I got a book for you. When we first meet Mira Verborgen in The Accidental Superheroine, she's a physics graduate student bemoaning the lack of men in her life."The Internet is full of articles about how there need to be more women in the sciences, but trust me, there’s a reason why there aren’t. It’s because the moment you go for it, you become totally invisible. Except, of course, to a small, only technically human clique of the nerdiest, most socially dysfunctional males in the universe, the kind of guys that make the cast of The Big Bang Theory look like the X-Men. Those kind of guys I had to fight off. Luckily, they tend to be small and weak and easily intimidated, especially by loud noises and, you know, intelligence. In a woman, I mean."But, hoping to have better luck with European scientists, Mira accepts an internship CERN in Geneva Switzerland, home of the Large Hadron Collider. The results of this can, at best, be described as mixed. On her first day there, in fact, she meets and falls instantly in lust with fellow scientist Giancarlo Colombo. Unfortunately, he's already in a relationship with a beautiful fitness trainer. More unfortunately, their boss—Dr. Peter Orlov—engineers the deadly accident that traps the three of them inside the newly restarted collider. Fortunately, they don't die. Yet more unfortunately, they all become invisible. Or, as Mira puts it, "It was like God had cursed me by making all of my childhood wishes come true. I was wearing the Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak—and I was stuck on the freakin' set of the Sound of Music."From there, the usual thriller plot of having to escape various government entities trying to take them into "protective" custody—while thwarting Dr. Orlov's rapidly evolving evil powers and plans for world domination—is only the background to Mira's determination to prove to the oblivious Giancarlo that they are destined to be together. It's (sort of) fate. "The only boy and girl in the world, I mean. In a way. He and I were like the only two members of a brand new species (notice I wasn't counting Orlov, the evil serpent in our garden of Eden), so everything had to be perfect between us from the get-go." Interspersed with some judiciously applied phlebotinum, the science comes as fast and furious as the snark. As Orlov uses his new powers to attempt world domination, Mira and a bemused Giancarlo attempt to master their own powers with physics and some rudimentary biochem—but sadly not nearly enough of the latter as they discover when channelling their inner dinosaurs:“It works better if you make your feet into hands,”I said. “With claws, like our fingers. Takeoff is the big challenge. Remember, the aerodynamic coefficient of lift in avian flight is expressed as FL = ½ CLS wρv2.”Now we were both flapping for our lives.“We’re both too heavy! Thrust = ½ CL cρv2 drα/ 2?”he yelled, as he veered and spun wildly around, almost hitting a tree.“Not if C is the mean wing chord. Try substituting ⅓ kLS wρA2f 2!” I screamed back at him. “And speak for yourself!” About weighing too much, I meant. This isn't a perfect book. The ability of first Orlov, then Mira and Giancarlo, to invent new powers on demand would have been annoying plot devices if they hadn't been neatly tempered by the fact that they had to use their knowledge of science to think up and then work each new power. By rights, I should point out that the book's claims of being a "new-adult, superhero science-fiction romance" are somewhat inaccurate in that the romance is just about as invisible as Mira and Giancarlo. But even invisibility, Mira realizes, is easier than convincing Giancarlo to play Adam to her Eve, as she recounts a friend's experiences with her parents' dog breeding business. "She said the hardest breed of dogs to get to mate were collies; they were finicky and highly strung and had really bad vision, so, her mom and dad had to try everything―including special pheromone sprays and (ewww) putting on rubber dishwashing gloves and, you know, helping nature along. It occurred to me that I might have to resort to doing that with Giancarlo. He was definitely turning out to be a collie."J. R. Rain and Kris Carey have channeled Mira's voice into a hilarious blend of nerd, geek, and lovelorn scientist. I'd give it all five stars, and urge them to hurry up with the sequel.*I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

  • Sarah-Jayne Briggs
    2018-11-20 19:41

    (I received a free copy of this book in exchange for review).(This review may contain spoilers).Due to the many films like Thor and Avengers coming out, the superhero genre is one that’s become a favourite.I found this book really easy to read. Mira was a character I really liked and felt able to empathise with. While there were times I thought she was really juvenile, I thought it worked with her character and there were many occasions I found myself smiling at what she came out with.It took me a while to figure out exactly what had caused Mira and Giancarlo to develop their abilities. Due to Giancarlo slipping into his own language so many times, I did find him a difficult character to understand for a while – it took me a lot longer than it should have to get a handle on his personality, which made it harder to view Mira’s feelings about him as very realistic. Then again, I think she was aware of that, so it all balanced out.I was glad to see that the bok stuck to one first person POV. It allowed me to connect better emotionally with Mira… even though some of the minor characters were ones I didn’t really get to know very well.I thought it was interesting to see the way the powers worked. I didn’t think that Peter’s motivations were really explored as well as they could have been. I didn’t have the opportunity to see much of him before the incident occurred.There was quite a bit of tension in this book and I found myself drawn very easily into the plot. I was a bit confused about how the whole ‘stabilising’ thing worked, though. I would have liked to be able to see more details about that, but I thought the details about how Mira could use her abilities worked really well. There was a lot that was quite unique about what they could do and it was good to see their abilities had limitations.I did think that Giancarlo’s fiance was got out of the way a bit too easily and quickly. There wasn’t really a lot of tension involved there and it seemed just a bit convenient.I did enjoy this book a lot and I would enjoy reading a sequel to this. I’d like to see more of Mira in the future.

  • Mary
    2018-11-18 22:56

    I received an ARC of The Accidental Superheroine for an honest opinion of the book. Physicist Mira is thrilled to join the team at CERN to work on her PhD, hoping to learn a lot from the world famous scientist, Dr. Peter Orlov. What she gets isn’t anything she would ever have believed. Her first day she falls in love at first sight with Dr. Giancarlo Colombo, Dr. Orlov’s assistant. And then her whole world turns upside down. Turns out Orlov is crazy and wants to take over the world! Have you ever heard such a thing? Yes? Oh, well me too. Orlov has arranged a lab incident that has turned the three of them into something different, rearranging their atoms (I’m a little shaky on the science here- there were a lot of equations floating around and I’ll just believe whatever I read), making them indestructible, transforming beings. Mira and Giancarlo are the only ones who can take on Dr. Orlov, but will they be able to outsmart him? There were a lot of invisibility, transforming into flying dinosaurs and lots of different people. It’s like a human transformers book. This is not the kind of book I would have picked up on my own. I was pretty much on the fence about the book, thinking it was just so-so. It was entertaining- it was just really different. It had hints at a romantic storyline and also adult themes throughout, so it’s not a kids’ book. Lots of science equations thrown out that were completely lost on me. There was a lot of action and I liked the dialogue. The overall story didn’t hold my attention enough to get me to be a “for sure” to read a sequel, but if you’re a superhero lover or a transformer or science geek, then you’ll probably really enjoy it.

  • Judy A. Kuhl
    2018-11-23 00:49

    I couldn't wait to finish this.I love JR Rain, but I really didn't enjoy this book at all. It was written for a 6th grade girl. (I am a teacher, so I can say that with confidence) It was tedious.

  • Girlfred2
    2018-12-14 19:54

    Unique and quirky taleA unique and fun story. I'm no physicist so I lost a bit in the formula!as but four d myself smiling at the humour.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-03 02:32

    To cute to be cuteNot my cup of tea. Written to come across as cute, but in the end leaves me feeling what I had just finished reading was without purpose!

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-25 23:36

    Cute but cheeseyI like Rain's books but this one was not very good. It was a quick read but not very engaging.

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-13 20:34

    Full review to come. This was a really fun read!

  • Mel
    2018-12-15 22:57

    What a geeky good time. I loved this story i was hooked from early on. I wasn't sure at all where it was going. Good stuff.