Waiting On Wednesday (34)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

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Book Review: The Outlaw by Alan Janney

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Title: The Outlaw: Origins
Author: Alan Janney
Publication Date: May 28, 2015
Cover Re-issue Date: February 26, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult



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The OutlawThe Outlaw: Origins
Alan Janney
Sparkle Press, May 2015
ISBN 978-0-9962293-2-6
Trade Paperback

From the author—

A masked vigilante stalks the streets of downtown Los Angeles, disrupting crime and rescuing movie starlets. After being spotted on security cameras and thrust into the national spotlight, he is pursued by both the media and powerful new enemies. Little does the world know the Outlaw is just High School junior Chase Jackson wearing a mask and wondering why his body is suddenly…extraordinary. 

The story continues in Book Two of the Outlaw Series. ‘Infected’.


Psst. Have you noticed? Superheroes have taken over our world! They’re everywhere….comic books and graphic novels, movies, tv, action figures, Halloween costumes, you name it, even occasional books. I get into the movies and most of the tv shows but not so much all the other stuff which is probably why I decided to try this book, expanding my tastes you might say.

Chase is a nice young man, a superhero through no fault of his own. In fact, he reminds me quite a bit of Peter Parker (Spider-Man) because he also was a teenager who didn’t ask for his superhero status. Chase is a charmer in many ways but unsure of himself and his place. W get to really know this boy in all aspects of his life and I really enjoyed that. Football is his great love and I was transported back to my own high school days and those all-important games. Loads of fun then and now 😉 but Chase is more than just football and superhero stuff—he’s a normal kid with all the usual teenaged issues.

On the downside, I could really have done without the romance and Chase’s rather immature attitude towards girls.

The author chooses to be very limited in his public persona and that’s certainly his right but I do wish we could get more than just a glimpse into who Alan Janney is. For me, at least, that would add another dimension to this fun story. Failing that, I’ll look forward to Chase’s next adventures.

Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, June 2016.


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