Annie and David Peralty started writing Second Class Supers when they were engaged to be married, and over the course of half a year, they crafted their first draft of what would be their debut novel.
After running a successful Kickstarter campaign, the novel was edited, typeset, and a custom cover was created so that they could bring their work to life.
At over 95,000 words, the novel just touches the surface of the universe created.
But you don’t have to take our word for it, here’s a review from Amazon about Second Class Supers:
5/5 – An excellent addition to the world of superhero fiction Dec 23 2015
By TLP – Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Second Class Supers is a great book that was difficult to put down. The characters are realistic and interesting. The world is well constructed. It’s refreshing to find a book that’s one-and-done and not intended for a trilogy. And while Kya’s adventure and coming of age is neatly wrapped up, there are definitely opportunities to revisit.
The backdrop for this story is a world in a fertility crisis where super powers are available to the rich. These powers, or supers, cause a wide divide in civil rights, where “normals” are limited to mundane jobs, inefficient transportation and housing, and a decided lack of police protection. Among all this, Kya is trying to survive and save to purchase her own super. But when Kya’s best friend goes to the black market for supers and disappears shortly thereafter, Kya embarks on a search that uncovers the dark genesis of supers.
Overall, this is an excellent debut from the Peraltys and is highly recommended.
2016-01-30 Update: It’s been over a month since I finished this book, and I still find myself thinking of the characters and world. That is a sign of a solid author. As such, I’ve updated my review to a full five stars.