ARC Review: Black Canary by Alexandra Monir

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ARC Review: Black Canary by Alexandra Monir
Black Canary

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: December 29th 2020
Genre: Young Adult
Series: DC Icons #5
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

“Very Handmaid’s Tale!”

~ Under the Covers

I was so excited to read this book! First, I’ve wanted to continue reading this series but somehow I keep forgetting to. And second because the Black Canary is not necessarily one of the most commonly featured superheroes and I couldn’t wait to see how this story would be twisted.

If you’re looking for a young adult that features some very relevant modern day issues and twists them into the story of this dystopian world, I think you’ll enjoy this one.  Very Handmaid’s Tale!

And while the concept of this book and the “world building” was what kept me reading, I wanted the characters to be fleshed out just a bit more. They felt one dimensional and we didn’t get to explore them as much as I was hoping.

It started out really great and I got invested so I definitely would’ve liked to see more character development.  Still, this was an entertaining and fast read and I’ll certainly be on the lookout for more books from this author.

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About Alexandra Monir

Iranian-American author and recording artist, has published five novels for young adults, including her popular debut, Timeless. A Barnes & Noble best-seller and one of Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month,” Timeless and its sequel, Timekeeper, have been featured in numerous media outlets and been published in different countries around the world. She followed the duology with Suspicion and The Girl in the Picture, both standalone YA thrillers. Her upcoming science fiction novel, THE FINAL SIX (March 6, 2018) was acquired by HarperCollins and Sony Pictures during the same week, in two major pre-emptive deals.

Alexandra is also a singer/songwriter who often integrates music into her books’ pages. She wrote and recorded three original songs to accompany Timeless and Timekeeper, which were released as the album “The Timeless EP” and distributed by Jimmy Buffett’s record label, Mailboat Records. She also recorded a song that was released with the publication of Suspicion, and is composing a stage musical geared toward Broadway. Her musical roots are deep, as she is the granddaughter of the late Monir Vakili, the foremost Iranian opera singer.

Alexandra Monir is a frequent speaker at middle schools and high schools across the country, and at major events including fan conventions, women’s leadership conferences, and book festivals. She is a member of the Iranian American Women Foundation, an organization near to her heart. Alexandra currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and newborn son.

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Thanks for the review

Amy R

Thanks for the review.