Stan Lee presents a brand new, magical, super-powered adventure!
When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-America teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He’ll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.
Description taken from Goodreads.
This story is all kinds of awesome. I loved the tie-in to the Zodiac, and yes, this is written by Stan Lee. Stan Lee = amazing superhero/super villain themes. And yes, the superhero/super villain themes completely live up to Stan Lee’s name. I loved the way that the zodiac was used and I felt like Lee understood the value of each of them (minus one. Pig. You’ll understand what I mean if you read the book).
The multicultural cast was great too. I think that all the different cultures together was great but some of the people and the actions they made felt really stereotyped or cliché at times. I wanted to see more research and in-depthness to this story, but it just didn’t happen.
Other than that, I ended up enjoying this story a lot. It is kind of slow paced and really long, so keep that in mind. It is a book I would recommend, but not to younger kids. More of a boys 12 and 13 kind of setting. Definitely don’t buy if you’re just looking at it for the superhero elements, but an entertaining read. 3 stars.
pg count for the hardback: 480
Series: The Zodiac Legacy #1