#Review: Where’s Lolly? (Class Heroes #3) by Stephen Henning
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Where's Lolly? by Stephen Henning
Series: Class Heroes #3
Published by: Elucidox Ltd on 12/9/2013
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, YA, Young Adult
Source: Author Submitted
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About the Book:
Lolly Rosewood is 16 years old and she is on the run. She has arrived in London, penniless, alone and – worse still – she has lost her fearsome superpowers.
She is being hunted by the police and the Security Service, MI5. She has no friends and very few people who would want to help her.
Lolly needs money and a place to lie low, while she formulates a plan to rescue Sir Michael Rosewood, her father, who is being held prisoner by the British Government at a secret location.
There is one person who may just agree to help Lolly. An old friend of her father. However, time is running out because the Security Service are hot on her trail...
This is a short story in the Class Heroes series. Never read a Class Heroes book before? Doesn't matter. This is a self-contained short story about one of the principal characters, Lolly Rosewood. Lolly has special abilities. She has enhanced physical strength and the ability to control fire. Except, right now, she has nothing but a price on her head. How will she survive?
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the Class Heroes series. I think that the third book was even more well written. However I did have one major problem with it. But I’ll get to that later.
Let’s start with what I did like. I think my favorite part was getting into Lolly’s head. She is definitely the bad guy and I enjoyed seeing how she thought and how she saw herself. Not to be too much of a spoiler but I am glad to know that she will continue to appear in future installments of the series. It was also interesting to see that Lolly does have a note ‘human’ side to her. I’ve always enjoyed seeing her in the other novels, but getting to see her completely in her own book was definitely a treat.
Now for the part I don’t like. And please be prepared because it definitely is a spoiler. Ok. I know Lolly is basically a sociopath. She also is about as far from innocent as you can get. She is her father’s best hitman (woman, girl?) after all. However she is only 16. 16! Yet she not only gives after, but gets a man who is old enough to be her father. I don’t have an issue with May/December romances. However I do have an issue with older men sleeping with minors. It’s just skeevy. Yes, obviously, Lolly has a mentality way above a 16 year old, but still it really bothered me.
Up until this point I really viewed the series as falling into a younger YA class, but now I’m not so sure.
I definitely think you should read this series and make up your own mind though. While the first two books are acceptable for the younger set I do think you should read the third before handing it over to anyone under 18. The next book in the series should be out soon and I can’t wait to see what happens next, despite my issue with this one. I’m giving this one 4 out of 5 controllers because of the whole age/sex thing. But overall as a series this one still gets a 5 controller royalty award from me.
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