Villains Inc. (Wearing the Cape #2)
FIGHTING THE FUTURE. Astra has finished her training and is now a full-fledged Sentinel, but things are not going well. She suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the public revelation of her relationship with Atlas has caused her popularity to nose-dive.To complicate things, the Teatime Anarchist’s intervention has changed the course of events–leaving her with lots of knowledge about the way the future was before the Big One, a complete future-history that is now out of date. And just when she thinks she’s getting a handle on things, unfolding events (a bank-robbery and a horrific murder) show that one of the nastier pieces of the old future isn’t so out of date after all; unless she solves a murder before it happens, Blackstone is going to die.
Dare I say it, this book is better than the first one, continuing to build an amazing super hero universe and present unique interpretations of classic powers and storylines, including “oh god what if the bad guys find out my secret identity!?”. Turns out that secret ids are off the table for the same reason shooting a cop is, the full force of every cape in the city will be on you if you do something as stupid as going after family.
A great sequel to an already great series, I’m looking forward to reading more.