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The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Vilification of Aqua Marine (Working Mask, #1)The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Vilification of Aqua Marine: Superhero Slice of Life Misadventure is the first book in the Working Masks series. I have enjoyed other books by this author before and was glad to see she had a new series. The story is a delightful look at an upcoming superhero or supervillain. Aqua Marine is challenged in deciding what route she will take in life. I enjoyed her character, interactions with her parents, and potential archnemesis, The Overlord of the Dance.
The story is original and interesting. This is a quick read, and I didn’t want to put it down. I enjoyed the characters and look forward to how they progress in this series. I think this can be enjoyed by teens and older. I am looking forward to grabbing the next book in the series.

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The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Santana Hicks

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Aqua Marines mother was a supervillian while her father was a superhero. She wants so very badly to follow in her father’s footsteps. Her powers are quite weak compared to the other superheroes so she tries harder than anyone else to make a name for herself. Aqua can only manipulate a cup of water at a time. One evening when she is taking on a villain called The Overlord of the Dance, she accidentally grabs the water from his heart, killing him in the process. This sends Aqua into an existential crisis and gets her to rethink her future as a hero.

Aqua finds out that the Overlord of the Dance actually didn’t die and is now out for revenge. Calling her out of her depression, she finds reason to continue her journey of becoming the superhero she always wanted to become with the help of her new nemesis.

This book was exciting enough to maintain the interest of multiple audiences. It is geared for a younger audience but I enjoyed it quite immensely. There was action, emotion, heroes, villains, a bit of politics regarding both things and even a little splash of romance. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a fun read.

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The Vilification of Aqua Marine (Working Masks #1) by Megan Mackie-Review by Amanda Kimble

The Vilification of Aqua Marine (Working Mask, #1)The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

The Vilification of Aqua Marine (Working Masks #1) by Megan Mackie

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. The Vilification of Aqua Marine is a fantastic read. I had a fun time reading this. If you’re a young adult this will be perfect for you. This is also the first book in the Working Masks Series.

Rhiannon, aka Aqua Marine, wants nothing but to follow in her dad’s footsteps. She wants to be a superhero. She tries and ends up hurting a man. Then she gets a chance at the hero thing only to find that her mother has set it all up. The quote I chose for Rhiannon is: “I didn’t ask you to do this! I mean, come on, this is absurd. You’re committing a public disturbance at best right now.”

Mack, Aka Overlord of Dance, is supposed to be dead. Now he’s not and now he’s trying to prove that he can be a villain. Aqua Marine is his enemy or at least she’s supposed to be. Then changes and now he’s changing his tune. The quote I chose for Mack is: “That is a horrible answer. You can’t leave it like that.”

Highly recommended for YA Adventure lovers.

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The Vilification Of Aqua Marine (Working Masks Book 1) by Megan Mackie – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Aqua Marine is a young woman with dreams of being a superhero and despite having stellar parent, one a villainess and the other a superhero, she hasn’t quite inherited their prowess. The only thing she can do is control a cup of water, she can make it swirl, move and jump, but that’s it and what kind of rubbish power is that?

One day she is watching the news with her mother when there is a report of a villain, the Overlord Of The Dance who is strutting his stuff and using this to make everyone around him strut their stuff as well. He isn’t the most well known villains, but Aqua Marine spots her chance to make a name for herself and decides to confront him and stop him in his musical tracks. When she gets there however, he is less than impressed with her powers and pretty much laughs at her attempts to stop him, that is until he feels something squeezing and pulling him backwards, that something is actually a someone, it is Aqua Marine.

All she thinks is that she has hold of a cup of water, but until she watched him die in front of her, Aqua Marine doesn’t realise that the cup of water she was controlling was in the Overlords heart, so she calls in some help and he is rushed away in an ambulance. A few days after she fears she has killed the poor man and she is ready to turn herself in, instead she attends a function with her mother, something she is unwilling to, but expected to attend and it seems that her opportunity to become a hero has passed her by, that is until the Overlord appears and insists that she becomes his arch nemesis.

Will Aqua Marine take up the offer of being the hero nemesis to the Overlords villainy, or is the road to hell paved with good intentions, which are not the same as what everyone else wants? This is a super fun fantasy adventure where heroes and villains abound and mayhem ensues, all while you try and figure out which side will win in the end.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Codi Parham

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Codi Parham

This book was so much fun! Ideal for all ages! Anyone who loves masks and capes or supers of any kind! I was hooked from the start, and you will be too! Aqua Marine is spunky, fierce, and kind. I am her newest and biggest fan!

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The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Lauren West

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I truly love this book, and it’s one of my favorite ones I’ve read this year. It’s such a fast paced and fun story, and you get absorbed as you read it. Rhiannon or Aqua Marine was a great character. Having a superhero dad and villain mom is nothing of the normal. However she embraces it and she’s trying to the best of her ability to excel because she wants to follow in her father‘s footsteps, but she felt she’s lacking. There was just so much that went into the story that made it so amazing. Everyone loves a good superhero and this definitely have it.

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The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Tanya Wall July 2022

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this author or this genre- it definitely isn’t one I would pick up at the library. But, I’m glad I took a chance! This story will make you laugh out loud!

Rhainnon/Aqua Marine comes from a family of a superhero and a supervillain. This leaves her wondering where her place is in this labeled world. She feels like she is an imposter because her superpowers aren’t good enough in her eyes. She wants to leave an impact in this world and to just make her mom proud of her. She isn’t sure how to make this happen with her power to lift only one cup of water at a time.

This entertaining and fun read will have readers from the younger end of the YA audience to adults engaged and willing to see what happens next.

The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Amanda Haller-Doris

The Vilification of Aqua Marine (Working Mask, #1)The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had not read this author before so I was not sure what to expect when I decided to read this book, but I was not disappointed! I found it to be a fast paced entertaining story about a girl who is trying to be a hero and live up to her father’s hero legacy, but she is also dealing with her mom, who does love her, but is a well-known villain. She accidentally finds herself with a nemesis that she isn’t sure what to do with. The story line was packed with action, backstory, and plenty of twists and turns that I definitely did not see coming. The story was also quite humorous and had me laughing out loud. The characters were well developed and fun. Even the “villains” were people I would want to go get a drink and hang out with. I would totally want to have the poison checking gloves on though, just in case. I absolutely recommend this story and I can’t wait for the next book to come out!

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The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Shannen Kern

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this author or this genre, but I am far beyond surprised. How have I not read any of her other books?! I was sucked into the superhero (or supervillain?) story from the beginning, and it never had the over-the-top feel that I anticipated. Instead, I found myself laughing and gasping with each humorous yet dramatic turn.
Rhainnon/Aqua Marine is the daughter of a superhero and a supervillain, which leaves her wondering where her place is in this labeled world. I find that terribly relatable as we all try to find our own way even if our parents are well-known and/or polar opposites. Rhainnon feels like she is stumbling about as an imposter because her superpowers aren’t good enough in her eyes. How can she truly leave a mark on this world if her power is as effective as a splash in the face?
From great character building to a captivatingly written world, I can’t think of any possible way this could have been a more enjoyable read! I will absolutely be picking up more of Megan Mackie’s books and looking forward to the rest of the Working Mask series!

Reviewed by @shannlynn

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The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Piper Foster

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Aqua Marine is a quirky novel about the superhero. The writer does a good job for this young adult book. Aqua is going on a discovery of herself she is on a journey to figure out who she wants to be. Great for anyone who likes superheroes and villans a must-have for any marvel of the fan. I enjoyed seeing the development of the characters through the story.

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