Tuesday, December 13, 2011
150) A Karma Girl Christmas by Jennifer Estep
It's Christmas time in Bigtime, New York, but society reporter Carmen Cole isn't in the mood to celebrate since her husband, Sam, has to go on a business trip and might not make it home for the holiday. But Carmen has plenty to keep her busy, since she moonlights as Karma Girl, a member of the Fearless Five superhero team.
On Christmas Eve, Carmen, as Karma Girl, is assigned to guard toys, clothes, food, and more that are intended for needy children and their families. But an ubervillain also has his eye on the toys and plans to steal and then sell them to the highest bidder. Carmen will have to use all her empathic powers just to stay alive, not to mention make sure Christmas is a happy one for all the kids who are counting on her. It's all in a night's work for a superhero .
My Thoughts :
A Karma Girl Christmas is a short story that takes place after the events of Jinx, the third book in the Bigtime series. It can also be read as a stand-alone holiday story to get you in the mood for Holiday Season.
Seeing as Jinx is the only book in the Bigtime series I have read it wasn't hard for me to get the feel for this series again. This novella also made me realise that I really need to go back and read the first two books in this series. The whole superhero concept is really cool and any regular readers of Jennifer's work will have noticed her mentioning these characters in her other books.
Short but sweet this was not only a nice warm up for the holidays but also for anyone wanting to try the series. All the main details are dealt with and you can really get a feel for what a full length novel would be like. Any fans of the author should give this one a go and anyone wanting to try before they dive into the series will definitely enjoy this short look into another of Jennifer's amazing worlds.