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We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen - Blog Tour & ARC Review

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I'm very excited to welcome you all to my leg of the We Could Be Heroes blog tour!  Today, you'll find the details and summary for this novel,  my ARC review, and an about the author, Mike Chen.  Thanks for visiting my stop on this blog tour!

Title: We Could Be Heroes
Author: Mike Chen
ISBN: 9780778331391
Publication Date: January 26, 2021
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover
Price: $27.99 USD, $34.99 CAD
An emotional adventure about two misfits who have extraordinary powers, but have forgotten who they were before. The vigilante and the villain must team up to stop a mad scientist who threatens the city, while trying to figure out who they really are. 

Jamie woke up two years ago in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to who he might be, and also with the power to read other people's memories. In the meantime, he's become the Mind Robber, holding up banks for quick cash. Similarly, Zoe is searching for her past, and using her new extraordinary abilities of speed and deliver fast food. And occasionally beat up bad guys, if she feels like it.

When the two meet in a memory-loss support group, they realize they are each other's best chance at discovering what happened to them. The quest will take them deep into a medical conspiracy that is threatening to spill out and wreak havoc on their city, and maybe the country. As the two get past their respective barriers, they'll realize that their friendship is the thing that gives them the greatest power.
My Review:

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I reviewed an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen is an enthralling and diverse superhero sci-fi novel. I was hooked right from the beginning and it was very easy to speed right through it. I'm really glad I took a chance on this because I've been pretty impressed by his two previous novels and I really appreciated his style when it comes to the superhero genre. His world-building skills are as always top-notch and I also found myself quite invested in his characters, especially Zoe and Jamie. I particularly enjoyed getting to watch them figure their lives and their futures out. Whether they're going to be the hero or the villain is entirely up to them. The action and the story overall are quite cinematic and I would enjoy seeing it adapted to the screen. Overall, I highly recommend it especially if you're a fan of superheroes and Chen's brand. I can't wait to see what Chen's going to come up with next.

My review is also on Goodreads.

About Mike:

Mike Chen is a lifelong writer, from crafting fan fiction as a child to somehow getting paid for words as an adult. He has contributed to major geek websites (The Mary Sue, The Portalist, Tor) and covered the NHL for mainstream media outlets. A member of SFWA and Codex Writers, Mike lives in the Bay Area, where he can be found playing video games and watching Doctor Who with his wife, daughter, and rescue animals. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.


  1. I've been wondering about this book, and I'm so glad to see you enjoyed it! I just love the cover😁

    1. The cover really stands out. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to give it a try.


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