Review: Fierce by Rob Rosen

FierceRating: 5 stars
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Length: Novel


Lucas is your typical college freshman. He’s got a job at a coffee shop, a sexy roommate, and classes he’s trying to keep up with. Oh…and he’s a superhero called Fierce who was raised by wolves for the first seven years of his life.

Lucas has always wondered where he came from and how he ended up in the forest. One day, while searching for clues, he stumbles upon a secret lab in a cave…and a far reaching governmental cover up. Now, in order to find out what happened when he was a baby, and also who his birth parents are, Lucas needs to gather up his boss, a professor (who is dating his boss), his boyfriend, and his ex (and former superhero partner)…his Fierce Force…to learn the answers once and for all.

You guys, I can’t tell you how much I loved this book. Seriously, this is my favorite book of the year thus far. It had everything…romance, action, intrigue, sex, and a whole lot of humor. Every single character was perfectly written and fit perfectly with all the others. Even the wolves had roles to play and they totally rocked it.

Now, I can’t give away too much because if I tried to sum up the plot other than what I wrote in the first paragraphs, I’ll ruin it for you. This is a book that needs to be read from beginning to end. There should be no skipping paragraphs, skimming to the end, or even a break or two. I was so caught up in this story, I read it from beginning to end in one sitting, not even a trip to the bathroom.

Lucas/Fierce is awesome! He’s a typical teenager, a little on the nerdy side, and unsure of his place in the world. It doesn’t help that he’s extremely hairy, has no real friends, and has to hide how fast he really is when he runs track. Aside from his adopted parents, the only person he’s close to is Craig, the neighbor boy who is home schooled and brilliant. In fact, Craig is so brilliant, he becomes Fierce’s crime fighting partner, calling himself The Brain. Craig makes their costumes (bulletproof, of course), masks (with built in earpieces, of course), and all of their cool toys (laser beams in their super secret lair, of course). Together, Fierce and The Brain are smart, sexy, and hilarious.

Here’s where I’m having trouble figuring out what to say next. I think it’s safe to tell you Fierce and the Brain have a falling out and part ways. Also, I can tell you Fierce goes to college, meets his hot roommate, gets a job, and broods over The Brain. When Fierce becomes a little too curious, events begin to spiral out of control. It is during this time we find out how well Doug, Simon, and Todd fit in. They’re a ragtag bunch, but they genuinely care about Fierce and prove it by participating in a brilliant plan to bring down the bad guy.

I’ve mentioned the humor in Fierce, and I wanted to bring it up again. I laughed from the first line to the last. I started reading some of the passages to my husband, who was trying to sleep. When I finally let him rest, I woke him several times because I laughed too loud, or shook the bed while trying to keep my giggles quiet. I like a serious plot as well as the next person, but it was so just refreshing to read something that made me smile. I’m still smiling.

The end of the story was satisfying and damn near perfect. I was sorry to see it go. I wanted to keep following these men into other adventures. In fact, if I may, I’d like to ask Rob Rosen to write a sequel, then another, then another. The world needs Fierce and the Fierce Force.

Please read this book.

kenna sig

Comments

  1. This does sound excellent! Thanks for your enthusiastic review, Kenna.

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