When arch villain Momo threatens to destroy the world with The Big Zapper – a weapon of mass destruction the likes of which has never been seen before – it’s up to Alexa Manchester and her new electricity-harnessing superpowers to stop him.
With a little help from her sexy chauffeur, Sigfred Sawyer, and some exciting encounters with the mysterious and handsome Blue Arrow, soon Alexa’s love life is charged up, too. And to defeat the seemingly invincible Momo, it might just take the naturally super power of love to save the day.
Offering all the Kabam! Pow! Zap! of beloved comic book sagas with the beating heart of a love story, this over-the-top, genre-blending send-up is sure to delight superhero fans and romance readers alike.
Review: I’m not very big on either science fiction-type fantasy or super-heroes so it’s odd that I chose this book. I think I was trying to stretch my reading repertoire by trying something different.
There isn’t really anything not to like about Alexa. The character is a good female lead. She is strong and self-reliant, and thanks to an accident with a meteoric element called electromite, she suddenly finds herself with electrifying super powers. In typical super-hero fashion, she adapts quite quickly to her new powers – although changing back to plain old Alexa always leaves her naked. (I still haven’t figured out what happened to the clothes she was wearing before she changed to her superhero persona.)
I enjoyed the comic book names with their alliterations – Della Dowdy, Conroy Corn, Zachary Zero. While Electromancer was an enjoyable book, and I can completely imagine it as a campy super hero movie (along the lines of the ’60’s Batman TV show), sci-fi and super heroes still aren’t my reading genre of choice. However, the book is well-written and shows a great imagination for all things camp so I have to give it a thumbs up.