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Also the worldbuilding is a bit vague and seems pretty superhero vanilla, but it usually is in the start of One of the better This is a keeper! Also the worldbuilding is a bit vague and seems pretty superhero vanilla, but it usually is in the start of a series. Jan 15, Michelle VanDaley rated it really liked it. My review is based on the Audiobook. Just Cause is Book 1 in this series and a great beginning.

I love that it is not like your everyday SuperHero story and contains uncommon Superheros. The narrator does an amazing job bringing the story to life. I look forward to more in this series and from this Author and narrator. The story had some action, but nothing very creative. The author also did a lot of telling you exactly what the characters are motivated by or feel rather than revealing who they are through their thoughts or actions.

And the world building was very simplistic. Jul 18, Indigo rated it it was amazing. A different take on the superhero genre. Not quite like anything I've read before. It was pretty fun. A lot of it was pretty normal Superhero fare. It was fun following the speedster protagonist. Dec 07, Matthew J rated it it was amazing. Fun super hero story set partially in Denver. Dec 05, Kingsley rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobookboom-com , audible , Mustang Sally is a third generation speedster superhero.

Both her parents were super heroes. And two of her grandparents. So she has big shoes to fill. Trained from a young age by her family she is highly skilled and thus after graduating from a super hero academy is quickly invited as an intern onto the premier super hero team - Just Cause. Just as she is joining the team a long dormant villain - the only one to continually beat Just Cause and the person responsible for Sally's father's death - Mustang Sally is a third generation speedster superhero.

Just as she is joining the team a long dormant villain - the only one to continually beat Just Cause and the person responsible for Sally's father's death - rears his head. Will just Cause be able to work out his plan and stop him before it is too late? Just Cause is somewhat a coming-of-age story the teenage romance is there , while also an intriguing story of super heroes. The story nicely ties together three generations of heroes, with the prior two providing some mystery and depth to the current situation. The story is nothing ground breaking, but is interesting and keeps up the pace for it's entirety.

Solid and enjoyable. The universe is generally much like our, but just with heroes. So super powers have changed the world from what we know, but in subtler ways than you might expect. Each chapter opens with a quote - some real, from real people, and some from people who only exist in this universe speaking specifically about powers. It's a nice mix that gives the world a bit more of a 'lived in' feel. The additional three short stories at the end expand and deepen the world, telling relevant adventures of the previous generations, telling detailed stories of events that are only briefly covered in the main story.

They are a nice cap to the end of the main story. Narration by Leslie Howard is really enjoyable. She is well paced, giving emphasis where required and matching her reading pace with the mood of the story. She provides voices, accents, emotions etc to all the characters, really bringing them off the page. I would not hesitate to pick up another book read by her. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

Mustang Sally has prepared her whole life to be part of the Just Cause Team, A parahuman organization fighting crime. Sally is a third generation speedster, which means she can run really really fast, can put here senses into overdrive which results in time slowing down around her so she can do things before anyone even sees her such as disarm a bad guy. Sally Just graduated from the Hero Academy 6 months ago, and spent the last six months training with the lucky seven, an independent group of superheroes. She turned 18 and the Lucky seven hands her thier gift and its a letter informing her she got an internship of a lifetime with the just Cause team.

Sally and the Lucky Seven are called for a ddisturbancethat proves to be difficult for the team to handle, and Sally recognizes the threat as a ghost from her families' history. Just Cause is a group of elite parahuman superheroes that take care of any parahuman threats the government doesn't know how to deal with.

Sally starts her internship at Just Cause and is immediately thrown into a case, her quick thinking during the case earns her some recognition and she begins to feel more like one of the team. Sally is then selected to go on a mission with members of the Just cause team even thought she is just an intern due to her research on the subject of the case. Will Sally's first mission prove to be too much for her or will she prove just how much of a true hero she really is? I love superheroes and this story didn't disappoint, it was full of combat and excitement and a little bit of romance mixed in.

From the beginning of this book there was action going on. I liked Sally, she was very down to earth even though she was the fastest speedster to date. Sally was so dedicated to being a superhero and taking down those who pose a threat to society. I loved the powers that was given to the superheroes and the names that refrenced their powers such as brick or speedster.

I enjoyed the little bit of romance that was mixed in but didn't take away from the superhero action part of the story. In all honesty I didn't dislike anything about this story, I felt that it had strong characters and a strong story line. I felt that it was well written and I always knew what was going on, I was never confused or lost.

I will be trying to obtain the other books in this series so that I can read more about the characters I fell in love with in this first installment. A review copy was graciously given to me by the author Ian Thomas Healy!! Oct 31, Ira Creasman rated it really liked it Shelves: jcu. First: Just Cause is a fantastic name for a super hero group, and Mustang Sally is a fantastic name for a speedster.

From there, Sa First: Just Cause is a fantastic name for a super hero group, and Mustang Sally is a fantastic name for a speedster. There are a lot of characters in this book. So, while I found the number of characters a bit daunting at times, staying focused on Sally helped me get to know the others incrementally. The climax is thrilling and emotional, and though it wraps up the adventure nicely enough, it leaves no doubt of more to come. Which neatly turns my critique above into a strength. Also, there are appendices. Just Cause is the first book in a series. According to the author, not every book needs to be read in order as some books follow different characters at different points in the timeline.

Oct 29, James Shade rated it really liked it Shelves: read I've been a Marvelphile all my adult life, and while I've enjoyed some of the DC universe too, I'm generally really happy with Marvel's cast of superheroes. But I don't often read superhero novels - it's probably been almost ten years since I picked one up. Fortunately, I had a long plane ride as an excuse, because I devoured this book.

Mustang Sally and the rest of the Just Cause charact I've been a Marvelphile all my adult life, and while I've enjoyed some of the DC universe too, I'm generally really happy with Marvel's cast of superheroes.

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Mustang Sally and the rest of the Just Cause characters are believable and have a depth that goes beyond most new creations on 4-color pages. Healy's universe is expansive, and dangerous. He doesn't hold back and we find heroes and villains that are willing to kill for their cause. Sally has a lot to deal with beyond being the newest hero on a superteam - new love, a complicated relationship with her mom, and a villain that killed her father and has been extremely efficient at taking out other superpowers in the past. Note - this book is not G rated. Healy explores violence, physical and psychological torment, and sexual situations.

Think Jessica Jones, not Spider-Man. The writing is pretty solid. My only complaint is that Healy introduces the reader to an abundance of characters in heaping waves 7 or 8 in Chapter 1, for example. Though the way the story unfolds, it would have been difficult to do otherwise.

If you love superheroes, my advice is to give Just Cause a read. You'll probably want to pick up book 2; I know I am planning to. Jun 22, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: supers , indie , needs-editing. I enjoy superhero prose, and I enjoyed this, though it isn't my new favourite series or anything. There are a few editing issues, minor ones for the most part, but no more than in many other books I read including plenty of trad-pubs.

The commonest error, and it wasn't especially common, was mispunctuated dialogue. The main character had a personal stake in the plot question "Hello! My name is Mustang Sally. You killed my father. Prepare to die! There were plenty of desperate fights. And ye I enjoy superhero prose, and I enjoyed this, though it isn't my new favourite series or anything.

And yet, I'm hesitating to buy the sequel. I think perhaps the trouble was that the minor characters felt flat which reduced the impact when several of them died , and the main character felt too capable. The course of true love ran fairly smooth, and a bit rapidly. The deputy team leader - who everyone warned the main character about, implying she was a horrible person and hard to get on with - did seem serious, but not inappropriately so, given the situation.

There was no significant interpersonal conflict within the team itself, and the villains were cartoonishly evil and one-dimensional. There were a couple of "huh? Why not "Filly"? And how is it that someone with super speed isn't fast enough to swat an insect? All the elements were there for a great superhero story, and they were enjoyably handled - I looked forward to getting back to reading it, which is one of my litmus tests - but somehow it didn't catch fire for me. Apr 28, Larry rated it liked it.

There was plenty that was good about this story, and plenty that was not so good. Starting with the good, we have a pretty strong plot with an interesting mythos. The scion of a super hero father joins a team of heroes whom is researching and potential battling the man who killed her father. Due to the constant rebooting in DC and marvel universe, I at least am not aware of too many super hero dynasties, so that was a neat story idea all on its own.

Revenge for a fallen family member is a classi There was plenty that was good about this story, and plenty that was not so good. Revenge for a fallen family member is a classic but good tale.

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The tone of the world, as identified in one of the intro essays, was pleasant, which was nice considering how prolithic dystopian bad vibe novels are these days. Nothing really too new with the parahuman concept or teams of super humans, although it was strongly presented and flowed well. Now for the bad part. Mustang Sally?!? That super hero name was next too impossible to take seriously. I realized only towards the end of the novel the horse theme in her families naming of heroes, but that still couldn't balance it out.

Also, were the sex scenes reeeeaally necessary? That said, as identified for the previous reasons, the over all story is still pretty good and I look forward to reading the next installment. Mustang Sally aka Salena Thompson is 3rd generation speedster. She wants to be in Just Cause, a super hero group that is helping to keep the world safe from those who are using their powers for evil. Her enemy, the Destroyer who killed her father, is a guy bending on something sinister. Destroyer has weapons to counter attack almost every super power in the planet. When Mustang Sally uncovers a diabolical plan to create more people with super powers, Just Cause team steps in.

Salena herself is a Mustang Sally aka Salena Thompson is 3rd generation speedster.

Salena herself is a determined character full of creative thinking; you know that the author had put a lot of thought into characters for the book by the amount of personality and behaviour. Aside from fighting crime, Salena also finds time to make new friends and a budding romance. If you are someone who likes super heroes, Mustang Sally is one to follow, the story is interesting and the characters are convincingly real.

Overall it will be worth all the nights spent chasing this series. Not bad, it's a good escapist story.

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But it would be better if the author dropped the teenage romance parts. To me the felt too much like a cliche and they seem to have been added just to fill up space. I can't even remember the boyfriends name. That's how much of an impression he made on me. All of the main characters are superheros fighting other superheros super villains?

My question is, where is the struggle? For me, it's no Not bad, it's a good escapist story. For me, it's not in one fight scene after another, interspersed with romance scenes. One anachronistic part: at a news conference in the 21st century, the heroine is distracted by the flash of flashbulbs. What camera uses flashbulbs anymore? Nov 27, Adam Gaylord rated it really liked it. I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up Just Cause. The Superhero genre offers an author so many opportunities to be cheesy and melodramatic.

Healy's first installment of the Just Cause Universe is neither. Instead, it's thoughtful and filled with diverse relatable characters a reader can't help but care about.


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It's action packed and suspenseful. The few predictable points are countered with a few genuine surprises. In a word, it's fun, hitting all the high points the genre offers. I want I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up Just Cause. I want more and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Highly recommended! Fun book that makes superhero look more human Sally is a speedster that is pretty fast but she has to deal with surroundings unlike The Flash since it wears on her No protection around her or Speed Force.

Same goes it for others, as in the have flaws that are bigger than your normal superhuman in comic books plus there's not as many of them in their world. It's a good read that's fun and different. This is my first time reading a superhero novel and I have to say that 'Just Cause' did not disappoint! The story line is both exciting and intense and found the characters in this book held up to likes of Xmen, Fantastic Four and the Avengers! A real page turner! This was a really good, basic super hero story. Solid and very much what I was looking for. It was a little slow in the middle, but the end more than made up for it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Young Adult. Science Fiction. About Ian Thomas Healy. Ian Thomas Healy. Ian Thomas Healy is a prolific writer who dabbles in many different speculative genres. He is also the creator of the Writing Better Action Through Cinematic Techniques workshop, which helps writers to improve their action scenes.

His goal is to become as integral to the genre of superhero fiction as William Gibson was to cyberpunk and Anne Rice was to urban fantasy. Ian lives in Colorado with his wife, three children, and a plethora of housepets. The first half is setting up the various characters - existing Just Cause members, new members, someone searching to join JC, and the villain of the piece. Like her work on the other books narration by Leslie Howard is really enjoyable. She is well paced, giving emphasis where required and matching her reading pace with the mood of the story.

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She provides voices, accents, emotions etc to all the characters, really bringing them off the page. I would not hesitate to pick up another book read by her. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. Volume 3 takes us back to the beginning of Just Cause. Explains where and why their biggest enemy is who he is and gives a backdrop for the early heroes. Good narration! I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I started this series with book 2, but I thought that didn't seem to matter much with this book or book 2.

I didn't feel like I was missing things from a previous books at all. There was good action and humor throughout. The narration was good, too. All in all, a fun and entertaining experience. This is easily the best book in the series up to this point. It's a leap back in time and depicts the events that have been referenced in the previous books with excellent continuity coupled detailed and graphic descriptions of the happenings.

Day of the Destroyer is a great prequel. It is interesting to read how Destroyer began. I actually feel bad for him at some points. I enjoyed all of the characters new and old. I took 2 stars off the story because of the unnecessary and out of place sex scenes that did nothing to advance the story.

I get that it takes place in the 70's but it could be tones down a little. Also I did not like how one of the characters was raped and then a few days later is throwing herself at and having sex with a guy she just met. I understand she is grateful to this guy for helping her in a time of need however she was a virgin when she was raped so it is extremely uncharacteristic of her to be promiscuous.

I would seriously recommend the author re-write her part to show how a real rape victim would behave. Other than that The narration is great with good pacing and easy to understand character voices. I look forward to more in the series. Listen free for 30 days. By: Ian Thomas Healy. Narrated by: Leslie Howard.

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