After reading the first book Esper Files, I was so fascinated by the idea and the plot of this book that I just couldn’t wait to read Book 2 and once I got my hands on it, I finished it real quick BUT as always, life got in the way and I’m only now getting to posting its review.
This book starts off exactly where the first one left off. I don’t want to give out a lot of spoilers by explaining the plot but I’ll try to explain as much as possible by being as vague as possible. So, this review is spoiler-free.
We start off by being introduced to two new epic villains, Jupiter– with the power of lightning and thunder, and Lichtmann– who is pretty much a ball of raging light and if you know German then you understand why that makes sense. [P.S: Licht in German is light and Mann is man]
We also have another villain-ish character introduced to us named Red Cap who reminded me a LOT of Deadpool, in his abilities and his character. But I must agree, reading his parts had me scowling and laughing.
And then, of course, we have Freya and Nathan, two main characters, one who controls ice and the other can pretty absorb any power and make it his own, with the only drawback being that he HAS to tap into the emotions behind the power.
I loved the idea of an Esper-day to celebrate and accept out the people who had been outcast for something that they weren’t responsible for, and also the anti-Esper Coalition, whose cool tech and weapons gave rise to some really epic land AND airship battles that I loved!
As with the first book, bad espers are out to burn the world and the good espers need to get out and save the world but of course, the whole thing that makes this book standout is the epic action scenes and the great characters who always kept me on the edge of my seat because I just couldn’t get enough of them.
I loved the way it ended too! Since I finished the book within a couple of days, I was left shocked and amazed by the way it ended. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who wants a fast-paced, humorous, action-filled, x-men-ish read because trust me, this book does not disappoint.
Now I’m really looking forward to reading the next book in the series because this book indicated that there was definitely something bigger happening at the bottom of it all.
Have you read this book? Or any steampunk books recently that are filled with action like this one? I’d love to know so don’t hesitate to comment down below!
Lots of love & jiggery-pokery,